Hyundai is a company that has had a meteoric rise in the Indian automotive market and they are aggressively trying to bite into a larger chunk of the market share by adding more and better cars to their model fleet in India. One of the most popular vehicles under the Hyundai brand in India is the Elite i20. Keeping in touch with modern times, the company has introduced a compact crossover version of this car called the Hyundai i20 Active.
Customers who are interested in an i20 Active can purchase it as either a petrol or a diesel. The petrol version of the car is powered by a 1.2 litre dual VTVT petrol engine. This motor develops a maximum power of 82 bhp and is connected to a 5 speed manual transmission. It also returns a very respectable fuel economy figure of 17.19 kpl. The diesel variant, on the other hand, gets a larger 1.4 litre U2 CRDi diesel engine under the bonnet. Power output of the diesel engine is slightly higher than its petrol counterpart, topping out at 89 bhp. The i20 Active diesel also gets an extra gear with its 6 speed manual gearbox. The fuel economy figure of the diesel engine is 21.19 kpl. Hyundai has played around with the transmission of the diesel car to improve low end grunt and it has worked. Even at very low speeds, the car does not stall easily and it pulls well in the 5th gear as well. With its higher ground clearance of 190mm and reworked suspension setup, the ride quality of the i20 Active is easily and undoubtedly one of its absolute best points.
In the way of safety, the i20 Active gets dual front airbags, ABS, a reversing camera with display on the interior electrochromic mirror, automatic headlights with cornering lamps and a smart pedal system in which the brake pedal overrides the accelerator pedal if both are pressed simultaneously.