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
We've already been introduced to the Hyundai i10, a sporty city car that's coming to the UK, but we now have a bit more information on the car, which manages to spit out just 119 grams of CO2 per kilometer and gets over 60 mpg (Imperial). The small car - it's 3.56 meters long by 1.59 wide - gets some extra interior space with the wheels shoved pretty far into the corners.
Coming to the UK in January is the tasty, London-congestion-charge free Hyundai i30. Emitting just 119g/km of CO2 from a 115PS 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine, the i30 will also fit into Britain's upcoming company car band for sub-120 g/km diesels. Taxes on these cars will drop from 18 to 13 percent, and Hyundai is eying corporate buyers to some degree with this car. Hyundai also takes a swipe at the competition with this line from the press release (available after the jump):