Hyundai’s newly updated i20 Active does not have any major changes except for a two-tone colour scheme and interior revisions
Hyundai Motor India Limited has introduced the updated version of the i20 Active silently in the domestic market. The changes are not as substantial as one might expect especially considering the cosmetic modifications its hatchback sibling has received. The i20 Active is a more practical cross-hatch version of the Elite i20 premium hatchback and it is the best-selling model in its segment that comprises of Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura and Volkswagen Polo Cross.
However, latest subcompact SUVs like Honda WR-V which is derived from Jazz and Tata Nexon have certainly eaten into the sales of i20 Active. In order to stay on top against the rivals, Hyundai has brought in a mild update. It is close to certain that we can expect the South Korean manufacturer to introduce the exterior changes incorporated in the recently unveiled Euro-spec Active as it is sporty and aggressive.
While we can predict a launch timeline for next year, Hyundai’s newly updated i20 Active does not have any major changes except for a two-tone colour scheme. It is offered in the range-topping SX variant and named Marina Blue with Polar White roof. With no changes to pricing, the i20 Active range starts at Rs. 6.99 lakh and goes up to Rs. 9.77 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
It comes with new boot lid applique with Active badge and updated seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system as in the Elite i20 facelift. The Arkamys sourced sound system is also new along with an Android app-based remote. Besides, the front armrest now slides to-and-fro and there is a new rear armrest with cup holders.
The interior features new upholstery and ISOFIX child mounts are offered in range-topping SX variant. We can expect the comprehensive update of the i20 Active in its next iteration to gain redesigned bootlid, LED tail lamps, new cabin bits, etc. No mechanical changes have been implemented on the 2018 Hyundai i20 Active as it continues to use 1.2-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines with five-speed manual and six-speed manual transmissions respectively.