Hyundai is all set to launch their next-generation i20 premium hatchback in the market later this year. The upcoming premium hatchback has been spotted testing on our roads several times and has already been unveiled internationally. The next-gen i20 is completely different from the current version and has an entirely different design language. Here we have a video that shows what the i20 Active, which is a rugged looking cross hatchback based on i20 Elite, will look like based on the images already available online.
The video has been uploaded by IndianAutosBlog on their youtube channel. The video starts with the regular next generation i20 that is scheduled to be launched here later this year. The artist starts by adding thick black cladding to the wheel arches and the side of the body. The lower part of the doors also get a black strip at the bottom. Similar strips run around the body of the car from front to rear.
Once the cladding part is finished, the artist goes to the front bumper to make couple of revision. The i20 Active is a cross hatchback and these changes were necessary to justify the name. The lower part of the bumper gets a grey coloured insert that mocks a skid plate. This is just to give it a rugged look and is not functional. Similarly, the design on the grille is also different and gets black chrome with Hyundai logo in the centre.
The fog lamps have been removed and it now gets black mesh designed garnish on it. Other major changes made to give it a cross hatchback look is that the artist has slightly increased the ground clearance and has also added a roof rail along with a set of new alloy wheels. Apart from that, everything else is the same as next-gen i20.
It carries the sharp and sporty character lines, LED headlamps and tail lamps, feature loaded cabin and so on. The i20 Active will be available with the same set of engines as i20. It will be available with a 1.2 litre, 83 Ps, 114 Nm torque generating naturally aspirated petrol engine, 1.5 litre, 100 Ps & 240 Nm, diesel engine and a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine generating 120 Ps and 172 Nm of torque. Both 1.2 petrol and 1.5 diesel engine are likely to be made available with manual and automatic gearbox options whereas the 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine will be available with 6-speed manual & 7-speed DCT gearbox.