Further expanding the popular i20 range, the New i20 Active will go on sale in Europe in early 2016, joining the spacious, functional i20 five-door and the sporty, individual i20 Coupe. The car’s arrival also broadens Hyundai Motor’s European crossover and SUV offering to four models – alongside the All-New Tucson, New Santa Fe and New Grand Santa Fe* – each new or enhanced in 2015.
The distinctive and rugged crossover design of the i20 Active sets it apart from conventional B-segment models. While the new car is based on the i20 five-door – sharing its expansive space, comfort and quality – over 50% of the exterior parts are unique to this model.
To give the i20 Active a characteristic crossover stance, revised suspension settings elevate the body of the i20 Active by 20 mm compared to the i20 five-door. The seating position is also raised, placing the driver higher within the car. The result makes ingress and egress more comfortable, as well as offering superior visibility while driving.
Underlining the i20 Active’s adventurous appeal are the unique front and rear bumpers with integrated skid plates, which offer additional protection when driving away from public roads. Round fog lamps are integrated at the front and rear, with an exclusive rear spoiler adding to the i20 Active’s appeal.
The rugged appearance is further enhanced by bold side skirts and side cladding, to complement the robust wheel-arch mouldings. Moving to the top of the car, a set of silver roof rails complement the crossover’s stance, adding essential practicality.
Other details that set i20 Active apart from its siblings include a reverse treatment of the signature Hyundai hexagonal grille in high-gloss black with chrome surroundings, a fuel cap cover in silver finish and newly designed 17-inch wheels.
The interior benefits from the superior space, comfort and quality of the i20 five-door, with greater ergonomics from the heightened driving position and further design enhancements. Unique metal pedals present a robust and high quality appearance, while Tangerine Orange interior colour applications expand the personalisation options. Also exclusive to the i20 Active is the Morning Blue exterior colour, a distinctive option for those wanting a bespoke finish.
Coinciding with the arrival of the i20 Active comes the introduction of a new engine for the i20 family. Focused on dynamic and efficient driving, the new Kappa 1.0-litre T-GDI three-cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine will be available to the i20 range in early 2016.
The 1.0-litre T-GDI engine is available in two power outputs. The standard-power 100 PS version is tuned to maximise fuel economy and focuses on comfort, while the high-power 120 PS* unit has been developed to facilitate more spirited driving without sacrificing efficiency.
At a Glance.
– Combines rugged design with space, style and quality of i20 five-door
– Highly efficient new 1.0-litre engine now available with all i20 models
– Hyundai Motor crossover and SUV range broadened to four models