At the Frankfurt International
Motor Show 2015, Hyundai Motor has intrdouced the New Hyundai i20 Active, a
rugged compact crossover for customers with active lifestyles.
Further expanding the popular
i20 range, the New i20 Active will go on sale in Europe in early 2016, joining
the spacious, functional i20 five-door and the sporty, individual i20 Coupe.
The car’s arrival also broadens Hyundai Motor’s European crossover and SUV
offering to four models - alongside the All-New Tucson, New Santa Fe and New
Grand Santa Fe – each new or enhanced in 2015.
“With the introduction of New
i20 Active we further diversify our offering in the B-segment with an
attractive crossover model,” explains Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer
at Hyundai Motor Europe, adding that . “In 2015 our entire crossover and SUV
line-up has been renewed, as part of our youngest ever model range in Europe.
And with the introduction of our 1.0-litre turbocharged engine, we further
enhance our customer proposition in the European B-Segment.”
To give the i20 Active a
characteristic crossover stance, revised suspension settings elevate the body
of the i20 Active by 20 mm compared to the i20 five-door. The seating position
is also raised, placing the driver higher within the car. The result makes
ingress and egress more comfortable, as well as offering superior visibility
Underlining the i20 Active’s
adventurous appeal are the unique front and rear bumpers with integrated skid
plates, which offer additional protection when driving away from public roads.
Round fog lamps are integrated at the front and rear, with an exclusive rear
spoiler adding to the i20 Active’s appeal.
The rugged appearance is
further enhanced by bold side skirts and side cladding, to complement the
robust wheel-arch mouldings. Moving to the top of the car, a set of silver roof
rails complement the crossover’s stance, adding essential practicality.
Other details that set i20
Active apart from its siblings include a reverse treatment of the signature
Hyundai hexagonal grille in high-gloss black with chrome surroundings, a fuel
cap cover in silver finish and newly designed 17-inch wheels.
The interior benefits from the
superior space, comfort and quality of the i20 five-door, with greater
ergonomics from the heightened driving position and further design
enhancements. Unique metal pedals present a robust and high quality appearance,
while Tangerine Orange interior colour applications expand the personalisation
options. Also exclusive to the i20 Active is the Morning Blue exterior colour,
a distinctive option for those wanting a bespoke finish.
Coinciding with the arrival of
the i20 Active comes the introduction of a new engine for the i20 family.
Focused on dynamic and efficient driving, the new Kappa 1.0-litre T-GDI
three-cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine will be available to the
i20 range in early 2016.
The 1.0-litre T-GDI engine is
available in two power outputs. The standard-power 100 PS version is tuned to
maximise fuel economy and focuses on comfort, while the high-power 120 PS unit
has been developed to facilitate more spirited driving without sacrificing
Source: Hyundai Motor Company
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