Hyundai is staging the world premiers of the “All New i20” at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Among the four powertrain options available to buyers of the All New i20 will be the new 1.1-liter, 3-cylinder U-II diesel engine. When mated to Hyundai’s Blue Drive technologies, this derivative, which generates 74 hp (55 kW), emits 84 g/km of CO2—a figure lower than any other car with a conventional powertrain.
|The All New i20. Click to enlarge.|
The engine was developed at Hyundai’s Diesel Centre of Excellence—part of the European R&D set-up in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
The new engine will be offered alongside another sub-100 g/km diesel. When combined with Blue Drive technologies, the upgraded 1.4-liter U-II 89 hp engine (earlier post) emits 96 g/km.
In terms of dimensions, the width (1710 mm), height (1490 mm) and wheelbase (2525 mm) of All New i20 remain the same, while the length has increased by just 55 mm (front 30 mm, rear 25 mm) over its predecessor to 3995 mm.