Hyundai unveils New i20 Active

Hyundai is introducing the New Hyundai i20 Active, a rugged compact crossover for customers with active lifestyles.

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 New Hyundai i20 Active’s rugged crossover design enhances appeal and increases versatility. Over half of the exterior parts differ from standard i20 including the unique front and rear bumpers with integrated skid plates to offer additional protection when driving away from public roads. Round fog lamps are integrated at the front and rear, with an exclusive rear spoiler and silver roof rails 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.

To give the i20 Active a characteristic crossover stance, revised suspension settings elevate the body of the i20 Active by 20mm compared to the i20 five-door.

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.

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.

To keep the engine unit as small as possible, the exhaust manifold is integrated within the cylinder head and can therefore be cooled efficiently using the cylinder head water cooling system. These efforts result in faster warm-up of the catalyst and ultimately in improved real-world fuel consumption and emissions.

The New i20 Active keeps customers connected, safe and informed while on the move. TomTom LIVE Services are available to the i20 range from early 2016 onwards and can keep drivers informed, in real time, of traffic conditions and local weather, while also flagging up Points of Interest and, in selected countries, the locations of speed cameras.