Hyundai has silently updated the i20 Active for the 2019 model year with the mandatory safety features and this comes at a price which is Rs. 2,000 dearer than before.
Hyundai Motor India has silently updated the i20 Active for the 2019 model year and it now has a starting price of Rs. 7.74 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The new prices see a marginal increase by about Rs. 2,000 over the previous model and it now gets the addition of several safety features as per the mandatory safety norms. That includes reverse parking sensors, reverse camera, speed alert system, driver and passenger seatbelt reminder and more, as part of the standard kit.
The Hyundai i20 Active continues to be offered in three trim levels – S, SX and the SX dual-tone, and is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. However, the car remains visually unchanged. On the exterior, it continues to boast of projector lens headlamps with LED DRLs and cornering lamps, fog lamps, LED taillights, shark-fin antenna, rugged plastic body cladding and diamond-cut alloy wheels on the top variants. The car also gets a faux skid plate on the front and rear bumper, along with roof rails.
The i20 Active remains unchanged on the interiors as well but it gets new funky finishing on the air vent bezels and contrast finished seats. It also remains one of the best feature loaded cars in the segment with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, push-button start, keyless entry, auto climate control, rear AC vents, wireless charging and more.
The Hyundai i20 Active is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol motor that develops 82 bhp and 115 Nm of peak torque and is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. There’s also a 1.4-litre diesel with churns out 89 bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque and is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The diesel engine is however only available in the range-topping SX trim of the car.
This safety update with a minor increment in price will keep the i20 Active fresh for a few months to come. Meanwhile, Hyundai is also prepping the next-generation of the i20 hatchback and that is expected to debut at the 2020 Auto Expo. A crossover variant like the i20 Active could follow soon. There’s certainly a lot to forward to from Hyundai in the coming few months.