2019 Hyundai i20 Active launched in India: Details hereLast updated on Nov 02, 2019, 02:21 pm
South Korean automaker Hyundai has launched the 2019 edition of its popular hatchback, the i20 Active, in India at a starting price of Rs. 7.74 lakh.
The 2019 edition, offered in three variants: S, SX and SX dual-tone, gets updated safety features to comply with the latest norms.
Apart from that, there are no notable changes.
Here is our roundup.
First, let's take a look at the new safety norms
Considering the high number of road fatalities, the Indian Government has introduced a set of mandatory safety norms for both two-wheeler and four-wheeler vehicles to make the driving environment safe.
As part of the new norms, it is now compulsory for four-wheelers to offer standard safety features like ABS, speed alert system, reverse parking sensor, driver airbag, and driver and front passenger seatbelt reminder.
Now, here's a look at the 2019 Hyundai i20 Active
The 2019 Hyundai i20 Active sports a compact design featuring a blacked-out grille surrounded by a chrome-finished frame, indicator-mounted ORVMs, and black claddings on the side skirts.
The diamond-cut alloy wheels and silver-colored roof rails as well as front and rear skid plates add a bit of sporty appeal.
For lighting, the car houses projector headlamps with LED DRLs, turn indicators, and LED taillights.
Inside the cabin
Inside, the all-new i20 Active sports a blacked-out 5-seater cabin with body-colored highlights on the seats as well as AC vents, and a multifunctional steering wheel.
The car also gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit that offers connectivity features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Moreover, the hatchback comes with features like wireless charging, push button start, and automatic climate control.
Power and performance
The 2019 Hyundai i20 Active is offered in two BS4-compliant engine options: a 1.2-liter petrol and a 1.4-liter diesel.
The former is capable of producing 82bhp of power and 115Nm of peak torque, while the latter churns out 89bhp and 220Nm.
For transmission duties, it gets a six-speed manual gearbox.
Here's a look at the safety features
The updated i20 Active comes equipped with disc brakes on front wheels, drum brakes on rear wheels, along with ABS and EBD for improved road handling.
The car also offers driver and passenger airbags, speed alert system and a seat-belt reminder feature for the driver and front passenger.
Furthermore, the hatchback gets reverse parking sensor and engine immobilizer for anti-theft provisions.
Finally, what about pricing?
As for the pocket pinch, the 2019 Hyundai i20 Active costs Rs. 2,000 more than the outgoing model, and comes at starting price of Rs. 7.74 lakh. At this price point, it goes up against rivals like Toyota Glanza and Maruti Suzuki Swift.