Reviewed: the new Hyundai i20 Active

Hyundai i20 Active

In 2016, Hyundai is expanding the i20 supermini range with a new i20 Active model. The latest addition to the Hyundai line-up is designed to have some off-road capability, as well as retaining the ride quality and versatility of the conventional model.

First shots of the car came from the Frankfurt Motor Show back in September 2015. They show the i20 Active with new wheel arch cladding and both front and rear skid plates, along with roof rails, a tailgate spoiler and chrome-edged hexagonal front grille. The Active model has the look of a fully-fledged SUV, and stands two centimetres higher than its hatchback counterpart. The main rivals to Hyundai’s off-roader look to be Fiat’s Panda Cross and the Volkswagen Cross Polo.

To give the vehicle a reassuringly familiar look and feel, the trim grades have been mostly carried over from the original i20. Equipment level names are now Base, S, and SX, with recognisable kit for each.

Standard equipment includes full electric windows, central locking that includes the tailgate, ‘follow me home’ headlights and a USB/AUX-compatible music system. At the top end of the range, features such as a touchscreen navigation system and rear view camera display can be found in the i20 Active. It all fits into a class-leading amount of interior space.

Some models give you the convenience of one-touch start. The engine choices include Hyundai’s 1.2-litre petrol ‘Kappa’ and 1.4-litre diesel. Both are partnered with a five-speed manual transmission. Power steering as standard makes the i20 Active feel easy to handle.

The Hyundai i20 Active is available to order now. Register your interest in an i20 Active at Johnsons Hyundai. Our dealership team can also book you in for a test drive. Find out where you nearest Johnsons Hyundai dealership is.

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