Hyundai launched the all-new i20 earlier this month and it has already received more than 10,000 bookings. Earlier this year, Hyundai discontinued the Hyundai i20 Active, based on the previous-generation model in February. However, there is no clear indication or announcement from the brand on the launch of the new i20 Active based on the all-new version. However, if Hyundai goes ahead to launch the Active crossover based on the new i20, here is a rendering image that shows how it may look.
The rendering image is made by SRK Designs who has worked on many such rendering images earlier. The rendering is based on the all-new i20 and cladding and changes have been done to it. The rendering image shows that the size of the cascade grille at the front remains the same but the design of the grille itself has been updated to add a more rugged look to the vehicle. However, the front bumper has been redesigned completely and a new black rugged plastic has been used. The fog lamp housings, which are triangular in shape in the all-new i20 has been updated to give a much bigger feel and look in the rendering image. The projector foglamps remain housed in smaller triangular housing.
The side skirts of the all-new i20 have been updated to look more rugged too. Also, the wheel arches now get new cladding adding a crossover look. There are also new dual-tone alloy wheels with this vehicle.
The Hyundai i20 Active remained on sale for a long time in the Indian market. However, due to the visual upgrades, the price was more than the Elite i20. It should be noted that the all-new i20 already positioned at a premium space in the market, which means that the Active version if launched at all, will be at least a 20,000 to 30,000 more expensive. Hyundai is unlikely to launch the Active version of the all-new i20.
The all-new i20 gets a range of segment-first features that makes it much more equipped compared to the previous version of the vehicle and all other cars in the segment like the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz and the Toyota Glanza. The all-new premium hatchback also offers three engine options and four transmission options, which is again a segment-first offering and targets a wide range of customers.
The new i20 is the second all-new car from the brand in 2020 after the launch of the all-new Creta earlier this year. The brand has also updated the Verna and the Tucson and introduced the more powerful version of the Grand i10, which is powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine. Hyundai now has half a dozen cars that offer the 1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, and in future, expect this engine to power even more Hyundai cars. The motor makes a healthy 118 Bhp-172 Nm, and is offered with manual, clutchless manual (IMT) and twin clutch automatic (DCT) gearbox options.
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