Hyundai i20 Active permanently discontinued in India

17/02/2020 - 10:36 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

The Hyundai i20 Active has been permanently discontinued in India. The crossover version has been retired for good and is unlikely to come back post the full model change this March.

2019 Hyundai I20 Active 3
The i20 Active allowed Hyundai to have a sub-4 metre crossover in India until a proper SUV (Venue) was out. In Europe, it was a good stop-gap solution until the company was ready with an SUV smaller than the Tucson - the Kona.

Hyundai had introduced the i20 Active in March 2015 (global debut) to serve the SUV customers who didn’t want to go for an expensive and/or bigger SUV like the Creta (or Tucson in case of developed countries). Back then, the company had no SUV smaller than the Creta in its line-up. The Creta wasn't meant for sale in the western markets, and so, there was no crossover/SUV model available below the Tucson in Europe.

In 2017, Hyundai introduced the Kona, which meant that most customers in the western markets had got what they actually needed. Then, last year, the Venue followed to serve the remaining customers (like in India, for instance) who wanted an even smaller and/or economical B-SUV. The second-gen i20’s Active variant served its purpose in its time, and now with the Kona and Venue present worldwide, we doubt the company sees a need to launch an Active variant of the third-gen i20. In Europe, the Hyundai i20 Active is still on sale.

In India, the Hyundai i20 Active was last refreshed in November 2019 and still might be in stocks at select dealerships. Regardless, it won’t have a future beyond March this year because of not being BS-VI compliant.

2019 Hyundai I20 Active 2 Front
The Hyundai i20 Active didn't receive a facelift as comprehensive as the regular Hyundai i20.

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Measuring 3,995 mm in length, 1,760 mm in width and 1,555 mm (with roof rails) in height, the Hyundai i20 Active is 10 mm longer, 26 mm wider and 50 mm taller than the regular Hyundai i20. More importantly, it offers a 20 mm higher ground clearance of 190 mm. Then, of course, there are those exclusive styling touches such as faux skid plates, the roof rails, shark fin antenna and more.

Hyundai i20 Active - Prices*

  • i20 Active S petrol-MT - INR 8,80,008
  • i20 Active SX petrol-MT - INR 9,73,639
  • i20 Active SX dual-tone petrol-MT - INR 9,96,127
  • i20 Active SX diesel-MT - INR 11,23,164

*Ex-showroom Delhi

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