The i20 Active will arrive in UK showrooms in March. Prices are set to begin at £15,225, Hyundai has revealed.

It enhances the standard i20’s styling with SUV-style front and rear skid plates plus wheel - arch cladding. The platform is tuned for European roads, and the car rides 20mm higher. A 99bhp 1.0-litre petrol turbo will be the sole engine at launch. Efficiency is claimed to be 58.9mpg and 110g/km of CO2 emissions.

The newcomer should echo the i20’s usual options and trim levels with S, SE, Premium and Premium SE available. Front and rear parking sensors, an electric panoramic sunroof and heated seats will be standard fit in range-toppers.

Images from Frankfurt Motor Show 2015