Hyundai doesn't offer any diesel-powered cars in the US yet (a diesel V-6 is apparently coming to the Veracruz in a couple of years) but many of their overseas models use compression ignition. Also not available to American drivers is the new Hyundai i30 hatchback. That's a shame because automotive journalists down under have just named the i30 CRDi as both their Green Car of the year and overall Car of the Year. The diesel i30 won the Greenfleet category of the recent World Solar Challenge with an average of 73.5mpg. The official Australian rating is 50 mpg and 125 g/km of CO2 which is still pretty impressive for a Focus sized car. Hey Hyundai! What about us?! Hyundai beat out such well regarded cars as the VW Golf TSI, the Mercedes C280 and Ford Mondeo.

[Source: Daily Telegraph, thanks to Frumpy for the tip]

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