Hyundai India has entered into a niche segment today i.e. the crossover segment with launch of i20 Active at an introductory price of Rs. 6.38 lakh and goes up to 8.89 lakh for the top variant. I20 Active is a cross version of Elite i20 hatchback, we think Hyundai is bit late to enter the segment but from Hyundai point of view they wanted to make sure that they come up with the best product against the competitors such Volkswagen Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross and Fiat Avventura.
Hyundai launches i20 active in two petrol and three diesel variants, the 1.2L base petrol starts at Rs. 6.38 lakh while top 1.2L S variant would cost at Rs. 7.09 lakh. The Base diesel comes at an introductory price of Rs. 7.63 lakh while the top diesel variant 1.4L Sx would cost at Rs. 8.89 lakh.
All the prices are of ex-showroom Delhi.
Hyundai i20 Active is powered by the same set of petrol and diesel engines of the hatchback sibling. I20 active is powered by a 1.2L VTVT petrol engine developing 82bhp [email protected] and peak torque of [email protected] while the 1.4 CRDI U2 diesel mill churns out 89bhp [email protected] and 219Nm of peak [email protected] The power and torque figures are exactly the same as Hyundai Elite i20.
Suspension wise the petrol version is mated to a same 5-speed manual gearbox while diesel i20 active comes with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Space and Dimensions:
The i20 Active is 10mm lengthy, 26mm wider and 50mm taller than the standard hatchback model so the i20 active is 3995mm long, 1760 wide and 1555mm tall. The wheelbase of i20 active has been carried forward from the Elite i20 hatchback which is at 2570mm. i20 Active is 5 seater crossover which provides decent amount of space at both front and rear end.
Boot space is also same as i20 with 285 liters but the key point about i20 active is alteration made by Hyundai in its ride height and increased it by 20mm now stands at 190mm.
Exterior and Interior:
According to Hyundai i20 active would appeal to the youth and to those who live the active lifestyle. Hyundai engineers has tried many things to make it look distinctive from the regular hatchback model with all new headlamps with LED daytime running lights along with Projector beams and cornering lights. In a bid to look different from Elite i20, the crossover flaunts revised hexagonal radiator grille with single chrome line with five parallel black slats embedded wit number plate. Fog lamps are now circular ones fixed at the lower end of the bumper while a small air dam is encircled by faux scruff guard.
Side profile of i20 active is same as Elite i20 except the stretched black cladding front bumper till rear wheel arches, satin grey finished fuel filler cap, body colored door handles for petrol and chrome handles for diesel variants, 16” diamond cut alloy wheels and skid plates.
Rear end gets 3-way LED tail lights, black under cladding at lower end of bumper, two circular shaped reflectors, rear wipe function (only for diesel variants) and silver finished skid plates which gives i20 active visually different look than Elite i20.
Hyundai i20 active sports all black upholstery with almost similar layout and functionality of Elite i20 hatchback. The all black theme of i20 active would get orange flavor on seats, A/c vents and gearlever. Apart from this citrus orange you can choose a variant with blue-black color scheme as well but it will be available with Silver and white colors only.
Talking about the features and equipments i20 active gets a leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel with audio and bluetooth controls, front seat armrest with storage compartment, spacious glove box with cooling function, rear A/c vents, 2DIN, 8 speakers active infotainment system with 1GB storage and USB, bluetooth system which allows wireless music playback and AUX-in compatibility. It comes with one special feature in which Smart key with welcome function can automatically opens the OVRM’s.
Apart from these features i20 active is equipped with some other features such as engine start/stop button, automatic air conditioner, sporty aluminum finished pedals and many more features. The i20 active scores high on quality and finish with top notch quality material used complimented by excellent fit and finish.
The Hyundai i20 active is available in six chic colors- Earth Brown, Sleek Silver, Red passion, Phantom Black, Retro Shine and Polar White. Earth Brown and Red passion might become the best sellers while Retro shine is unique shade introduced by Hyundai.
Hyundai is famous for its safety pack cars and i20 active is no different. You get the driver and front passenger airbags in the top variants, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), cruise control reverse parking sensors for safe parking, rear camera with ECM (Engine control module) display, automatic headlamps with cornering lights, impact sensing auto door lock-unlock, clutch lock and smart pedal.
Other safety features dual horn, keyless entry, rear defogger, engine immobilizer, auto unlock function, anti-pinch windows etc.
|Comparison of Hyundai i20 Active|
|Comparison of Hyundai i20 Active variants|