Hyundai i20 Active Review

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Fresh style with some innovative features. Parking assistance package with steering wheel sensors. Excellent ground clearance. Diesel engine performance is really good.
Absence of EBD is a main drawback. Poor fuel efficiency. Expensive car in its segment.
₹ 7.74 Lac

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Hyundai i20 Active Review

Hyundai has launched its new crossover i20 Active which is based on the new i20 hatchback. This new car would be a better competitor to its similar other cars such as Fiat Avventura, Volkswagen Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross etc. Even though it resembles i20, it has been offered with some modifications over plastic cladding, bumpers, grille, fog lamps, skid plate, roof rails and headlamps. The price of i20 Active is found to be approximately in the range of Rs.6,39,000 - Rs.8,89,000 packed with lot of exciting features.

Hyundai i20 Active Variants and Prices

Hyundai i20 Active comes in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variants of the vehicle are listed below.

1) Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 – Rs.6,39,000
2) Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 S – Rs.7,10,000

Similarly, the diesel variants of the vehicle are displayed below.

1) Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 – Rs.7,63,000
2) Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 S – Rs.8,34,000
3) Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 SX – Rs.8,89,000

Hyundai i20 Active Colors

The colors available for all the variants of Hyundai i20 Active includes

1) Earth Brown
2) Red Passion
3) Retro Shine
4) Sleek Silver
5) Phantom Black
6) Polar White

Style and Engineering

Exterior Appearance

Hyundai i20 Active offers a sportive appearance with its all round black colored cladding which is really good. The front portion of the car gives an aggressive look comparing to any other car models in Hyundai. It is well fitted with two grille in which the sleek upper grille is integrated with the company’s logo whereas the larger lower grille is wrapped with chrome treatments. This chrome surrounding looks very trendy and it gets a black tinted headlight cluster powered by projector headlamps with LED DRL. It has a body colored bumper with a pair of round shaped fog lamps. Apart from that, the front also has an aluminum nudge guard looking very decent. While moving to the side profile, the vehicle provides a SUV appearance with offering higher ground clearance. It is expected that the car may have chrome door handles with high gloss black B and C pillars. The Hyundai i20 Active gets a black colored strips, set of alloy wheels, aluminium roof rails and side moldings which makes it look even rugged. The rear part of the car comes with a taillight cluster packed with an elegant lighting pattern. It has a large windscreen, high gloss black surrounding, body colored spoiler with high mount third brake light. The rear bumper comes with a dual color combination with a license plate as well as reflectors. To safeguard the car from minor scratches, it is fitted with an aluminum cladding which is really superb.

Exterior Measurements

The exterior measurements of the vehicle are displayed below.

1) Length – 3995mm
2) Width – 1760mm
3) Height – 1555mm
4) Wheelbase – 2570mm
5) Ground Clearance – 190mm

Interior Features

Hyundai i20 Active not only has excellent exteriors but also has attractive interiors in which it has been designed with a dual tone combination of metallic and chrome accents for the interiors. The higher end variant may have a black color with red stitched seating arrangements. It is expected that the dashboard and door panels of the vehicle would have a piano black accents giving an elegant look to the interiors. The cabin is very spacious and comfortable for the occupant which gets fabric upholstery and leather upholstery for the top end variants. It has a decent instrument panel with lot of essential functions along with a three spoke steering wheel with multi functional switches. The most interesting feature of the vehicle is its blue illumination with good features such as accessory power socket, storage pockets, cabin lamps, drink holders etc. Hyundai has provided this vehicle with advanced entertainment system which includes a 2 DIN based audio system, radio, CD player with MP3 playback for all variants. The seating arrangement and entertainment system of the vehicle enhances the appeal of the interiors.

Interior Measurements

1) Seating Capacity – 5 members
2) Boot Space – 285 litres

Hyundai i20 Active Engine

Hyundai i20 Active comes with both petrol and engine options in which the petrol variants are offered with a 1.2 litre kappa 5 engine with a displacement very close to 1197cc. The petrol engine consists of four cylinder, sixteen valves using double overhead camshaft based valve which delivers the maximum power output of 81.8bhp at 6000rpm along with the maximum torque output of 114.7Nm at 4000rpm which is mated to a five speed manual transmission gear box. On the other hand, the diesel variant is powered by a 1.4 litre engine with the displacement of 1396cc producing the peak power output of 88.7bhp at 4000rpm in combination with peak torque output of 220Nm at 1500rpm mated to the six speed manual transmission gearbox results in better road performance.

Hyundai i20 Active Acceleration and Pickup

Hyundai ensures its acceleration and pick up with lot of improvements to the compression ratio of its diesel motor for excellent acceleration. The diesel variants could be able to achieve maximum speed of 180kmph and it can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 11.9 seconds. Likewise, the petrol version of the vehicle offers the top speed of about 170kmph and it can reach upto 100kmph in just 13.2 seconds.

Hyundai i20 Active Mileage

Actually Hyundai engines are well known for fuel efficiency in which the petrol variants of the i20 Active can be able to deliver an impressive mileage of 17.19kmpl. On the other hand, the diesel variant of the car delivers an attractive mileage of 16kmpl on city roads and 21.19kmpl on highways.

Braking and Handling

Hyundai i20 Active is well equipped with a good braking mechanism and suspension system for better road performance. The front wheel is fitted with a disc brakes and rear wheel has a set of drum brakes. This combination of disc and drum brakes helps to stop the vehicle immediately once brakes are applied. Except the base variant, all other variants are offered with an advanced braking system Anti Lock Braking System which gives a skid free driving experience especially on slippery roads.

Moving to the suspension system, the car is incorporated with a McPherson strut at the front axle and a coupled torsion beam at the rear axle. These axles are further embedded with coil springs which reinforces the mechanism. Apart from other handling features, it also possesses an electric power assisted steering system for easy handling even in heavy traffic conditions. The base variant of the Hyundai i20 Active is offered with a set of 15 inch clean silver alloy wheels of tubeless tyres of size 185/65 R15. Its mid and higher variants are gifted with 16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels of high performance tubeless radial tyres which gives excellent road gripness on any type of road conditions.

Safety Features

Hyundai i20 Active has been well packed with lot of safety and security features for safeguarding both passengers and vehicle which are listed below.

1) Crumple Zones and Impact Protection Beams
2) Central Locking System, Rear Parking Sensors
3) Smart Pedal, Engine immobilizer
4) Day/Night Rear View Mirror, Rear Defogger
5) Escort Function Headlamps, Front Fog Lamps
6) Dual Horn and Keyless entry with foldable key
7) Dual Front airbags


Hyundai i20 Active is good at ground clearance, engine performance, comfortable features and exterior appearance. But it lacks EBD and it offers unsatisfied fuel efficiency along with absence of projector headlamps in some variants. Overall, the i20 Active is really appreciable with little expensive cost.

Hyundai i20 Active User Reviews


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I am one of the owner of the Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna and very much satisfied with the vehicle. The vehicle makes me to feel very good and easy to handle even in tough road condition. In terms of appearance, it is really better than urban SUVs with attractive price range. Moving to the interiors, it is really awesome in which one can feel the cockpid of a plane. The storage space can be improved since it is very limited.


Gift from Hyundai

My vehicle is Hyundai i20 Active and I prefer this vehicle for its stylish appearance. Seeing it from anywhere, it looks very dashing. While compared with elite i20, Active i20 is best in terms of its running performance. Fantastic interiors with spacious cabin and excellent comfort level. Engine performance is unbeatable along with good ride and handling. Overall, it is good to drive even in bad road condition.

* Hyundai i20 Active review and i20 Active test drive report listed here are done by experts. However advises users to check the Hyundai i20 Active variants personally and decide as per their liking. Mileage figures quoted in the Hyundai i20 Active review are test data and mileage in actual conditions may vary. We test drive Hyundai i20 Active car provided by Hyundai.

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