Hyundai introducing stop-start idle technology

Hyundai introducing stop-start idle technology

Hyundai decided on a global basis to label all low emission vehicles to be launched, starting with i30, under the sub-brand “blue”. The i30 produced in Nosovice, Czech Republic, will be the first mass production vehicle to wear the blue label as i30 blue.

Hyundai is bringing ISG (Idle Stop and Go) technology to one of its production cars for the first time.

The i30 blue will automatically switch the car’s engine off when stationary.

The ISG system uses an advanced starter motor connected to the ECU, which monitors the car’s status at all times. This technology applied to Hyundai’s 1.6-litre petrol engine reduces fuel consumption by 7% on the official combined cycle, while achieving a lower CO2 rating of 142g/km, compared to 152g/km on the regular i30 1.6. Hyundai isn’t the first to market with this technology – you can already get it on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans in New Zealand. Hyundai hasn’t said if/when this model is coming to New Zealand.

Hyundai will also unveil an all-new concept car at this year’s Salon International de L’Automobile in Geneva on March 3rd. This innovative concept portrays a dramatic new look for compact SUVs and was styled at the company’s European Design headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

The world première of this new concept — codenamed HED-6 — will take centre stage on the Hyundai stand, with two other vehicles (i30 and i20) completing a hat-trick of debuts for the company.

The three-door version of the new i20 will also be shown for the first time, while the i30 blue will showcase the first application of stop-start technology on a Hyundai production car. This technology will contribute to a significant cut in both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

HED-6 concept car
According to Hyundai’s PR team, “Hyundai’s European design team has combined muscular design with everyday utility to create a car which will fit comfortably in an urban or out-of-town environment. The dramatic exterior look is enhanced by the hexagonal grille, angular style lines and piercing back-swept front headlamps, with the bold look completed by 21-inch, mirror-polished alloy wheels.

The three-dimensional, sculpted shape of the rear window is achieved using “Lexan” high-performance plastics instead of regular glass. To emphasise the dynamic flowing lines, the designers have developed a special ‘Ice Blue’ exterior paint, with an advanced pigment effect for a brilliant shine.”

It is equipped with LED daytime running lights and powered by a 175hp, 1.6-litre GDi turbocharged engine, and those design cues will be carried across to future generations of Hyundai.

Hyundai decided on a global basis to label all low emission vehicles to be launched, starting with i30, under the sub-brand “blue”. The i30 produced in Nosovice, Czech Republic, will be the first mass production vehicle to wear the blue label as i30 blue.

Hyundai is bringing ISG (Idle Stop and Go) technology to one of its production cars for the first time.

The i30 blue will automatically switch the car’s engine off when stationary.

The ISG system uses an advanced starter motor connected to the ECU, which monitors the car’s status at all times. This technology applied to Hyundai’s 1.6-litre petrol engine reduces fuel consumption by 7% on the official combined cycle, while achieving a lower CO2 rating of 142g/km, compared to 152g/km on the regular i30 1.6. Hyundai isn’t the first to market with this technology – you can already get it on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans in New Zealand. Hyundai hasn’t said if/when this model is coming to New Zealand.

Hyundai will also unveil an all-new concept car at this year’s Salon International de L’Automobile in Geneva on March 3rd. This innovative concept portrays a dramatic new look for compact SUVs and was styled at the company’s European Design headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

The world première of this new concept — codenamed HED-6 — will take centre stage on the Hyundai stand, with two other vehicles (i30 and i20) completing a hat-trick of debuts for the company.

The three-door version of the new i20 will also be shown for the first time, while the i30 blue will showcase the first application of stop-start technology on a Hyundai production car. This technology will contribute to a significant cut in both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

HED-6 concept car
According to Hyundai’s PR team, “Hyundai’s European design team has combined muscular design with everyday utility to create a car which will fit comfortably in an urban or out-of-town environment. The dramatic exterior look is enhanced by the hexagonal grille, angular style lines and piercing back-swept front headlamps, with the bold look completed by 21-inch, mirror-polished alloy wheels.

The three-dimensional, sculpted shape of the rear window is achieved using “Lexan” high-performance plastics instead of regular glass. To emphasise the dynamic flowing lines, the designers have developed a special ‘Ice Blue’ exterior paint, with an advanced pigment effect for a brilliant shine.”

It is equipped with LED daytime running lights and powered by a 175hp, 1.6-litre GDi turbocharged engine, and those design cues will be carried across to future generations of Hyundai.

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