Hyundai India, the country’s second largest automaker is ready to launch their second car of the year – new Hyundai i20 Active. National launch date of Hyundai i20 Active is 17th March 2015, which will take place in New Delhi. This will be followed by launch in Mumbai and Bangalore on 18th March 2015.Hyundai i20 Active render. New i20 Active gets a host of cosmetic updates both in its interior and exterior though it will retain the same powertrain options as seen on the current i20.
Hyundai i20 Active has been designed at Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe in Russelsheim, Germany. The i20 Active is based on the new generation i20 already on sale in India and Europe. Exteriors of the Hyundai i20 Active will boast of new plastic cladding, slid plats and roof rails while alloy wheel design is also modified as compared to those seen on the i20. At the rear, new bumper with circular reflectors and a silver skid plate will be evident.
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To draw attention to its sporty appeal and to gear the i20 Active to tackle uneven road conditions, ground clearance has been increased. Interiors is also expected to receive a number of updates like sportier seats, new infotainment system, etc. However, there will be no changes seen in engines as the Hyundai i20 Active continues to be powered by the same engines as seen on the Elite i20 in India. These include a 1.2 liter engine mated to a five speed manual and 1.4 liter U2 turbo diesel engine mated to a six speed manual transmission.
Set to compete with the likes of Fiat Avventura, Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Cross Polo, the Hyundai i20 Active is expected to be priced at a premium over the regular i20 hatchback version. We expect it to be launched in a price bracket of INR 6-9 lakhs.