Hyundai i20 Active facelift guns straight for Ford Freestyle

Hyundai Active i20 has been around in the Indian market for quite a few years now. The crossover version of the Elite i20 has quite a following in India and it is also the highest selling hatchback based crossover in India. The Active i20 has not been updated since it was launched in 2015. Hyundai has revealed a new version of the car in the international markets with a few updates and the same updates are expected to be carried forward in the Indian version too.

The Hyundai active i20 facelifted model gets updated headlamps and updated bumpers. Apart from these two changes, the tail lamps have been updated with LED elements too. The new Active i20 gets a dual colour body with the upper part painted in black. Other parts like the bumper bash plates, roof mounted rails and body creases remain same as the current version of the vehicle. It also continues to get the round fog lamps in the front and rear, which distinctively differentiates it from the regular model.

Hyundai India recently launched the updated Elite i20 in the Indian market. The car gets a new grille and slightly updated tail lamp and headlamp. The bumpers have been updated too but the overall changes remain very subtle and only people with eyes to detail would be able to see the changes.

The Active i20 available in India gets contrasting colour highlights to add a young and funky look to the vehicle. The contrasting inserts can be seen around the AC vents, infotainment system, gear knob and even the seats. The updated Active i20 shows no such special highlights but it may be just for the international model. The Indian model may continue to offer such highlights to attract the customers.

The international spec Active i20 also gets more powerful engines and dual-clutch automatic transmission too. The infotainment screen is expected to get the similar interior updates like the touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Even the engine options are expected to be similar to the Elite i20. The petrol powered variants will be powered by the same 1.2-litre VTVT engine that generates a maximum power of 82 Bhp and 115 Nm. The diesel variants are powered by a 1.4-litre CRDi turbocharged diesel engine that produces a maximum of 89 Bhp – 220 Nm. The updated car is expected to be launched by the end of this year.