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Hyundai Makes Stop-Start System An Option for More i30 Models

Hyundai has updated its i30 range for 2010, and is making its Intelligent Stop & Go technology (ISG) (earlier post) available as an option on all i30 models with manual transmission, giving improvements in fuel economy of up to 10 percent on the hatchback and 14 percent on the Estate. Hyundai had been offering the stop-start system from Bosch on the i30 blue model.

A new model in the range—named Classic—will be the new entry level i30, available with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine and a new 1.6-liter CRDi diesel with 90 PS (89 hp, 66 kW).

Adding ISG drops CO2 emissions of the new Classic 1.6 CRDi 90PS from 115 to 110 g/km. The CO2 emissions of the Comfort 1.6 CRDi 115PS Estate drop from 124 to 119 g/km.


Henry Gibson

Start stop is a minimal requirement for vehicles driven in a city. ..HG..



Is it too much of a high tech solution for an industry that is used to long lasting status quo?

Updating CAFE i.e. doubling the rate of compulsory yearly efficient gain, may be one of the best way to force the issue. Otherwise, if left to the free market place, improvements will take many decades or the rest of the century.

Hyundai, Honda, Toyota and VW (2010 units) are well on the way to meet 2017 CAFE standards. Most others could do more.


The basic problem with start stop is you then have to ensure that damn battery will ALWAYS start the thing.



Recent Seal Lead batteries do a very good and reliable job, for 100+ months, at a very low cost.

My wife 9-year old Toyota (with the original battery) never refused to start in very cold weather. (north of north- pole NY). That car was purchased with a slightly over-size battery for extreme cold weather operation.

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