Hyundai are showing off their new i20 Active crossover at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, this week before it goes on sale in the early 2016.
Based on the Hyundai i20 five-door the new i20 Active Over half of exterior parts differ from standard i20 model and it rides some 20mm higher with its revised suspension. The seats are also raised to give it that SUV feel and to aid access to those with mobility issues. There is side cladding and skid plates under the front and rear bumper but it lacks four wheel drive to take it too far off road.
The Hyundai i20 Active is available with the choice of two power outputs, based on a new Kappa 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine outputting either 100PS (5-speed manual) or 120PS (6-speed manual).
The smaller unit outputs 100PS @ 4,500 rpm / 172Nm @ 1,500 rpm – and is capable of 109 mpg with 0-62 mph taking 10.9 seconds. Depending on the specification the fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 58.9 – 61.4 mpg and emissions are recorded between 106 -111 g/km.
The more powerful engine outputs 120PS @ 6,000 rpm / 172 Nm @ 1,500 rpm – it will reach 114 mph and records 0-62 mph in 10.3 seconds. Again depending on the specification the fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 54.3 – 56.5 mpg and emissions are recorded between 116 -121 g/km.Published 15 September 2015