Hyundai’s i20 Active takes the rugged appeal of crossover SUVs and applies it to the firm’s stylish compact hatchback. An energetic 1.0-litre engine makes the i20 Active as powerful as its looks suggest.
Look past the car’s off-road details and you can see the standard i20 beneath. What separates the Active are its front and rear skid plates, the extended wheel arches and side skirts, and roof rails. The ride has also been raised by 20mm and Hyundai has added 17-inch alloy wheels as standard. Front fog lights and LED daytime running lights are two more standard fixtures that enhance visibility.
Inside, the manufacturer has chosen to retain the sensible and well-made cabin from the standard i20. A logical arrangement places the car’s most important functions within easy reach, yet there are also various styling details that make it a pleasant place to be. Alloy pedals add a sporty touch, while the leather-wrapped gear knob and steering wheel are two flashes of luxury.
The i20 Active’s dependable engine is a 1.0-litre TGDi tuned to produce 99bhp and 171Nm of torque at 1,500rpm. The i20 Active accelerates confidently, aided by a smooth and precise manual transmission. The 0-60mph sprint takes less than 10.9 seconds, and with thoughtful driving you can achieve as much as 58.9mpg combined.
There has been no change to the i20’s safety in the Active edition - it is just as advanced and intelligent as before. Your peace of mind comes from the inclusion of ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) which optimise the model’s stopping ability. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) keeps you in complete control through subtle adjustments to the throttle and brakes.
Rear parking sensors prevent low-speed collisions when parking, and they join a host of other premium technologies on the standard equipment list. A DAB digital radio plus USB and auxiliary input offer a variety of entertainment options. The audio system can be controlled by buttons mounted on the steering wheel, and you can take or receive calls hands-free via a Bluetooth interface.
The i20 Active is a worthwhile consideration if you are looking to upgrade to a new compact hatchback and want something different to the rest. With Wessex Hyundai you can take advantage of a money-saving new car offer on the i20 Active or search through our impressive stock of used models. Enquire today for a test drive and more details.
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