After almost five months since we shared the first ever spyshots of i20 Active, today we are barely 6 days away from its official Indian launch. Hyundai has rolled out invitations and the car is launching on 17 March in New Delhi.
The i20 Active will get a redesigned front bumper with pseudo aluminium skid plates and circular fog lamps. The air dams are also inverted unlike the ones in the standard hatchback. The head lamps console also houses a projector unit with a possibility of LED daytime running lights integrated into the console.
The rear gets round reflectors (which do not go with the theme), integrated into the neatly designed dual tone rear bumper. The car also gets body cladding all around, roof rails and rear spoiler. The i20 Active will also have a higher ground clearance, larger tyres and better brakes. It will be interesting to see what engine options will Hyundai choose to offer on the new i20 Active and will there be an automatic in the lineup.
The i20 Active will compete against the Avventura and the dummy offerings from Volkswagen (Cross Polo) and Toyota (Etios Cross). The new i20 already looks smashing and is doing some brisk business for Hyundai (averages about 10,000 units monthly), it remains to be seen, how many thousand units will this crossover version add to the tally.