– 2018 Hyundai i20 Active facelift will come with a larger touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
– It is powered by the same set of engines – 1.2-litre petrol and 1.4-litre CRDi diesel
– The new model shares design cues with i20 facelift, which comes with Hyundai’s new signature cascading grille and projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs
Hyundai, the South Korean automaker had launched the facelifted version of the Elite i20 at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The company is now planning to give a mid-life makeover to the crossover-hatchback derivative of i20, called i20 Active in the country. The 2018 Hyundai i20 Active facelift is expected to be launched in the country in the second half of 2018. It will come with several new changes in-line with Hyundai’s new fluidic design philosophy. As a reminder, Hyundai had also showcased the Kona SUV and Ioniq electric and hybrid models at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo.
The 2018 Hyundai i20 Active facelift is based on the i20 facelift and will share same design changes as offered with the premium hatchback. However, it features crossover-like elements including roof-rails, skid plate and the black cladding on the sides. It will be equipped with trapezoidal front grille, blackened honeycomb mesh grille and sharp sweptback headlamps. The updated model will also get new projector headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps. Several changes will also be offered inside the cabin, which is expected to be equipped with a larger touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Mechanically, the 2018 Hyundai i20 Active will remain unchanged and it continues to feature 1.2-litre Kappa petrol and 1.4-litre CRDi diesel. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. Also Read – Hyundai Cars at Auto Expo 2018
It was expected that the new i20 Active facelift will make its debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo; that didn’t happen. It is likely to be launched in the second half of this year, possibly around Diwali. We will update our readers as soon as Hyundai announces anything on the same.
New design changes and added features will make it slightly more expensive than the outgoing model. The new model is expected to be priced between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 10.25 lakh.
The i20 Active facelift will come with same set of engines – 1.2-litre Kappa petrol and 1.4-litre CRDi diesel, which also powers the i20 hatchback. The gasoline engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 82bhp and a peak torque of 114Nm. On the other side, the oil burner is good for 89bhp of power and 220Nm of torque. Former comes paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the latter is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Like the i20 facelift, the i20 Active facelift could also feature a CVT automatic gearbox with petrol engine. Also Read – Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
The updated i20 Active will share most of its design cues from the Elite i20 facelift, but it comes with several crossover like elements. It is equipped with roof-rails, skid plate and black cladding on the sides. The updated model will sport Hyundai’s new fluidic design philosophy, featuring trapezoidal front grille, blackened honeycomb mesh and slightly revised and sharper sweptback headlamps. It will be equipped with projector headlamps and integrated LED daytime running lamps. The vehicle will also get new bumper with new fog lamp housings, which makes it look more appealing.
The side profile of the 2018 Hyundai i20 Active will come with sharp creases and newly styled alloy wheels. In terms of proportions, the new model will be identical to the outgoing model and continues to sit under 4 meter in length. It measures 3,995mm, 1,760mm and 1,555mm in length, width and height, respectively. The wheelbase stands at 2,570mm, while the ground clearance is 190mm.
Majority of the changes are likely to be offered inside the cabin. It will come with more stylish and feature rich interior. The cross-hatchback will be equipped with a larger touchscreen infotainment system, which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The changes are in-sync with the i20 facelift, featuring all-black dashboard. It is equipped with a height-adjustable driver’s seat, cooled glove-box, climate control system, reverse parking assist and clutch look.
– Projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs
– New touchscreen infotainment system
– Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
– Adjustable driver’s seat
– Cascading grille with honeycomb mesh
– New fog lamp housing
– New upholstery
– ABS with EBD
– Dual front airbags
– New 15-inch alloy wheels
For suspension mechanism, the new i20 Active gets McPherson strut with coil spring at the front and coupled torsion beam axle with coil spring at the rear. Stopping power comes from Disc brake at the front and drum at the rear. It is further assisted by ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD and brake assist.