Hyundai has just announced it will be bringing a new variant of i20 hatch called the i20 Active to the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It will be flanking the five-door and Coupe versions of the i20 when it goes on sale in Europe from early 2016.
The expected crossover ruggedized changes have been made, including the requisite extra ground clearance – an additional 20mm in the case of the i20 Active. Alongside that we have extra cladding on the wheel arches and skid plates along the front and rear, giving it more of a go-anywhere impression.
The new i20 Active’s introduction comes in tandem with a pair of newly developed 1.0-litre T-GDI three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines, available in two power outputs, that will also be available across all i20 body types by the end of 2015.
A more fuel efficient 100PS version starts out the engine family, with a more powerful 120PS version that has been engineered for more spirited driving while still returning impressive economy figures.
We’ll see more Hyundai’s i20 Active when it makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, where Hyundai will also be showing off its new 2016 Santa Fe, N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo, and Vision G Concept, among others.