Hyundai has launched the crossover version of their hugely popular Elite i20 hatchback in India , named the i20 Active. The car is priced starting from Rs. 6.39 Lakhs ( ex-showroom, Delhi) and comes with typical crossover ruggedness, increased ground clearance and some new features.
The Hyundai i20 active follows a similar design language that most Indian crossovers use.The ground clearance has been raised to 190mm and matte black lower body cladding has been provided through out its length.Up front, projector headlamps with LED DRLs have been provided , which is something not seen on the Elite i20. The foglamps are now circular in shape. A Faux skid plate can be seen, which extend on to the trapezoidal grilles.
On the rear , the wrap-around LED tail lamps have been retained. Faux skid plate and circular reflectors can be seen to be provided , complementing the design of the front.Newly designed alloy wheels and roofrails complete the list of exterior changes.
The i20 active provides a choice of two interior colour packages, namely Tangerine Orange and Aqua Blue.The inside retains the same minimalistic appeal , however instead being completely black, blue or orange( depends on the trim) inserts are provided on the seats, dashboard and the steering knob.The features list out even longer than that of the Elite i20, however top of the line SX trim is only available for diesel.
The new crossover retains the engines and underpinnings of the i20 hatchback, and comes with the same 1.2 liter kappa petrol and 1.4 liter diesel mills. However the manufacturer has reworked the gear ratios for better bottom end response , with a downgrade in efficiency.
The 1.2 liter petrol mill produces 83 Ps of power at 6000 rpm and 114.7 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The 1.4 liter diesel engine produces 90Ps of power at 4000rpm and 219.6 Nm of Torque between 1500 & 2750 rpm. The unit is coupled to a 6-speed transmission.
Competition : Fiat Avventura, Toyota Etios Cross, Volkswagen Cross Polo
- Active 1.2 – Rs 6.38 lakh
- Active 1.2S – Rs 7.09 lakh
- Active 1.4 – Rs 7.63 lakh
- Active 1.4S – Rs 8.34 lakh
- Active 1.4SX – Rs 8.89 lakh