Hyundai has just launched its much-awaited crossover version of the i20 Elite, badged as the Hyundai i20 Active. The vehicle is a meaner, more muscular Hyundai i20, suited for those who want a sense of adventure and lifestyle out of their hatchback. It has more ground clearance and body cladding which adds to that outdoors spirit.

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Here’s a look at the prices of the Hyundai i20 Active (ex-showroom Delhi):

Active 1.2 (petrol): Rs. 6.38 lakh
Active 1.2S (petrol): Rs. 7.09 lakh

Active 1.4 (diesel): Rs. 7.63 lakh
Active 1.4S (diesel): Rs. 8.34 lakh
Active 1.4 SX (diesel): Rs. 8.89 lakh

The Hyundai i20 Active comes in five variants. Two in petrol and three diesel. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.2 litre petrol engine that puts out 82 bhp of power and 115 Nm of torque with a five-speed manual transmission powering the front wheels. The diesel variant comes with a 1.4 litre four-cylinder diesel motor that puts out 89 bhp of power and 220 Nm of torque with a six-speed manual transmission. Hyundai has tweaked the gear ratios in the i20 Active for better torque – about 6 per cent more – in the lower rpm range.

The Hyundai i20 Active is loaded with features. The top of the line Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 SX comes with two airbags, ABS, infotainment system with 1 GB memory, eight speakers, power folding mirrors, push-button ignition, rear wash wipe and 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. Well, these features are there on the Hyundai i20 Elite too. But what sets it apart are the projector headlamps with in-built cornering lamps and daytime running lights. In terms of styling the higher ground clearance of 190 mm is evident, and then there’s all round body cladding, rounded rear reflector and reverse lamp, as well as round front fog lamps with a different bumper design.

For the full review of the Hyundai i20 Active click here: Hyundai i20 Active first drive review

For a full photo gallery click here: Hyundai i20 Active cross image gallery


  1. I wonder why the skipped the DRLs and projector lamps in the Elite i20. I guess the idea was to make the Active more premium by offering these features so that some clientele may take the active even if they did not want the ground clearance.
    The front and rear bumper designs look good, but I feel a bigger front grill would have given it a more masculine look. This now looks confused between sleek and masculine . But i believe a new design for the front would be a lot of extra costs on design and production and would cause issues with stocking spares.

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