2010 Hyundai i20 is now more powerful and greener under the bonnet. Minor changes to the aerodynamics end engine have been made by the manufacturer. They boosted the fuel efficiency for all power units, while the interior now is more stylish and better equipped.

The 1.2 litre petrol engine,which is already one of the most efficient in its class drops the harmful emissions to just 119g/km, so the tax costs just £30 and company car tax benefit-in-kind rates of just 10%.

The more powerful 1.4 litre version has even greater savings by dropping the emissions to 129g/km. Furthermore, the i20 with this engine now returns a 4.3mpg more.

The two diesel versions also got greenet. The 75PS model dropped the CO2 emissions to 110g/km, while the 90PS version gains a six-speed gearbox, which helps it achieve a 7.2 per cent improvement in fuel economy.

Outside, Hyundai i20 benefits from a small spoiler to the underneath of the car to improve airflow around the wheels. It also has n Eco Drive indicator in the instrument panel to suggest the best point to change gear, using low friction engine oil and an alternator management system.

The interior has two blue additions. The first one - dashboard and instrument illumination is now blue rather than red and the second - phone connectivity with voice recognition is now added as standard on all models except the entry-level Classic.

The price list for the new i20 stars from £9 520. All cars are covered by a manufacturer-backed, unlimited mileage Five Year Warranty and are equipped with ESP and air conditioning as standard.

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