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Hyundai i30 diesel: CO2 emissions under 100 g/km

13 September 2011

Hyundai i30 diesel: CO2 emissions under 100 g/km


At the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), Hyundai has unveiled its new-generation i30, a vehicle the company expects will build on the success of the original model thanks to enhanced design, quality, performance and efficiency.

Designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the new-generation i30 represents a further evolution of the unique Hyundai form language, ‘fluidic sculpture’ – the company’s distinctive design DNA – and offers a choice of four engines with a total of six power options and CO2 emissions below 100 g/km thanks to an upgraded, super-efficient 1.6-litre diesel unit.

The new-generation i30 will go on sale in Europe early in 2012 as a five-door hatchback.  The newcomer will be produced in Europe at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Nošovice, Czech Republic.

Every new-generation i30 will be backed by the industry-best, fully-transparent Five Year Triple Care warranty from Hyundai.  This award-winning package provides five years of unlimited-mileage warranty, five years of roadside assistance, and five years of vehicle health checks.

The company’s press conference will take place in Hall 6 at 12:00 (CET) on Tuesday 13th September 2011.

Style inspired by nature
The ‘fluidic sculpture’ ethos utilises flowing lines inspired by nature and modern architecture to give a constant three-dimensional presence to Hyundai vehicles.  Since its introduction on the Hyundai ix-onic concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, fluidic sculpture has been the form language for all new Hyundai models launched in Europe.

Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre, commented: “When designing the new-generation i30, we used strong, fluid lines to sculpt a car which looks athletic and exudes a sense of constant motion, even when stationary.  We gave the car a bold stance, transmitting a confident attitude through sporty characteristics and dynamic proportions.  In this way, the car is very close to the all-new i40, and the Hyundai design DNA is easy to recognise on these models.”

The new-generation i30 also bears Hyundai’s signature frontal feature – the hexagonal-shaped grille.

“The hexagonal appearance is unique to Hyundai, and defines the i30 as a family member.  The jewel-like front headlamps which flank the grille add a strong personality to the vehicle, as well as a sense of refinement and luxury,” Thomas Bürkle added.

Powering the new generation
The new-generation i30 will be available with a choice of three gasoline and three diesel variants, with power outputs ranging from 90 to 135 PS.  Both fuel types play a significant role in the European C-segment, with diesel representing 52 per cent and petrol 43 per cent of total sales.  Overall, Hyundai is expecting a 50:50 split between diesel- and gasoline-powered i30 sales.

Hyundai believes that its highly-efficient 1.6-litre variable geometry turbo (VGT) ‘U-II’ diesel unit will be the most popular engine in the range.  Generating 128PS at 4,000 rpm, the upgraded engine will accelerate the new-generation i30 from standstill to 62mph in 10.9 seconds, with a top speed of 122mph. 

The petrol engines, too, offer a balance between performance and economy.  For example, the new-generation i30 can be specified with Hyundai’s 1.6-litre ‘Gamma’ GDI (gasoline direct injection), a 1,591 cc unit that generates 135 PS and 164 Nm of torque.

Low emissions and real-world efficiency
The addition of technologies developed under the company’s Blue Drive™ sub-brand optimizes efficiency and lowers emissions for the new-generation i30.  These include: Integrated Stop & Go (ISG), low-rolling resistance tyres and an alternator management system.  With CO2 emissions below 100 g/km and an engine delivery of 128 PS, the 1.6-litre diesel new-generation i30 will feature a best-in-class power to efficiency ratio.

Buyers will be offered a choice between manual and automatic six-speed transmissions, with both units providing a refined driving experience and enhanced fuel efficiency.

Five-star safety features
The new-generation i30 features the latest active and passive safety technologies to ensure maximum protection for its occupants.  Active safety features include ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (anti-lock braking system), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and Emergency Stop Signal.  In terms of passive safety, the new-generation i30 will be fitted with six airbags as standard – front, side and curtain - while a driver’s knee airbag is optional.

The safety features available on the new-generation i30 reinforce Hyundai’s excellent record on safety, and the company anticipates the new car will follow the outgoing model in attaining the maximum five-star score in Euro NCAP’s impact assessment programme.

All figures are tentative – final figures will be confirmed at time of launch

Diesel engines  
1.4-litre 90 ps  
Type / capacity U-II, WGT, four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve / 1396 cc
Power / torque 90 ps (66.0 kW) @ 4000 rpm / 220 Nm @1500~2750 rpm
Bore x Stroke (mm) 75 x 79
Compression ratio 17.0
1.6-litre 110 ps  
Type / capacity  U-II, VGT, four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve / 1582 cc
Power / torque 110 ps (81.0 kW) @ 4000 rpm / 260 Nm @ 1900~2750 rpm
Bore x Stroke (mm) 77.2 x 84.5
Compression ratio 17.3
New 1.6-litre 128 ps  
Type / capacity U-II, VGT, four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve / 1582 cc
Power / torque  128 ps (94.0 kW) @ 4000 rpm / 260 Nm @ 1900~2750 rpm
Bore x Stroke (mm) 77.2 x 84.5
Compression ratio 17.3
Petrol engines  
1.4-litre 100 ps  
Type / capacity Gamma 1.4, four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve / 1396 cc
Power / torque 100 ps (73.2 kW) @ 5500 rpm / 137 Nm @ 4200 rpm
Bore x Stroke (mm) 77 x 74.99
Compression ratio 10.5
1.6-litre 120 ps  
Type / capacity Gamma 1.6 MPI,  four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve / 1591 cc
Power / torque  120 ps (88 kW) @ 6300 rpm / 156Nm @ 4850 rpm
Bore x Stroke (mm)  77 x 85.44
Compression ratio 10.5
1.6-litre 135 ps  
Type / capacity Gamma GDI, four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve / 1591 cc
Power / torque 135 ps (99 kW) @ 6300 rpm / 164 Nm @ 4850 rpm
Bore x Stroke (mm) 77x85.44
Compression ratio 11


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