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Filed under: Budget, Geneva Motor Show, Hatchback, Hyundai, South America, Diesel2012-hyundai-i20-geneva-1331123100.jpg

Hyundai has unveiled what it calls the most environmentally friendly, conventional-engined vehicle sold on the planet - the all-new i20.

We called the first i20 "one sharply dressed econo car," and this new model gets a family-familiar hexagonal grille and swept-back, cat-eye headlights and fog lamps. Much of the car's profile and rear are carried over from last year's model with the exception of the tweaked taillights and some shiny new shoes.

The biggest news, however, is the fact that four engines will be on tap. On the greenest end of the scale is a 1.1-liter three-cylinder diesel. With about 74 hp, the little oil-burner generates only 84 g/km of CO2. That's pretty impressive considering the crazy-efficient 2012 Toyota Prius C breathes out about 110 g/km.

The downside? The i20 isn't available in the U.S. (Surprise, surprise.) Follow the jump for the full details in Hyundai's press blast.

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+50mpgs > looks

Doesn't matter if something gets 500mpg, if it looks like poop I wont buy it.

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