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Our Fleet Test Drive: Hyundai i30 - 4th Report

Date: 28 March 2013   |   Author: Guy Bird

On paper the Blue Drive version of this i30 makes good ecological (and tax-friendly) sense.

Its 97g/km of CO2 means no VED or London C-charge and low 13% BIK. But this i30's official fuel figures are too far from our reality - even compared to many other carmakers' numbers obtained by the long-derided artificial test cycle. Our first tank-to-tank figure came to 48.1mpg - good for a small hatch in mainly city driving - but that's almost 21mpg off the official urban 68.9mpg and 28mpg shy of Hyundai's combined 76.3mpg.

Which begs the question: what use are over-optimistic stats to the consumer?