Hyundai i20 Active to launch on March 17 – Report

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Rugged i20 Active world debuts in India.

According to a report on Gaadi, Hyundai will introduce the i20 Active on March 17. Hyundai confirmed yesterday that it would launch the car in March, but did not share specifics.

Hyundai i20 Active rolling spyshot
Hyundai had said that the global debut of the Hyundai i20 Active will be conducted in India next month.

The Hyundai i20 Active is a crossover-version of the well-received Elite i20 which was launched last year. Designed at Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the company calls it an “SUV looking car”.

While the chassis, and the glass and steel body panels of both cars are shared, the Active i20 has SUV-like styling with a new bumper, large circular foglamps, projector headlamp with LED DRLs and and silver plastic skidpad.

Moving to the side, the increase in ground clearance and addition of skirting is evident, and as are new alloy wheels and prominent roof rails.

Hyundai i20 Active sketch
The i20 Active was designed in Germany, and understandably will sit between the Elite and the upcoming ix25.

At the rear, a bigger spoiler, new bumper, corresponding large reflectors, silver skid plate and a shark fin antenna give the Cross-version a different look. Spyshots show that the company is not using the “Elite” badge or the traditional small-car variant nomenclature, instead opting for a Verna-like ‘SX’ name.

Also Read: Hyundai Elite i20 diesel review

The i20 Active is likely to share the same engine configurations as the Elite i20. Also expect to see different colours and trim on the interior, and perhaps a new infotainment system.

Competitors: Fiat Avventura, VW Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross
Expected Price: INR 6.5-8 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: March 17, 2015 (reported)

Hyundai i20 Active vs Hyundai Elite i20 – Image Gallery

Hyundai i20 Active – Image Gallery

[Source – Gaadi.com]

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