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Hyundai has earned to be a synonym for superior class four wheelers. This it achieved after producing numerous off-springs, which stand at par with any and all segments against its competing offerings. Another such performer it relied in keeping up its reputation is the Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 . Though it is the base variant, it contains most of the features within it that are usually not offered in the entry variants. The braking is strong for having ABS technology, central locking and an engine immobilizer. The interiors, along with multiple standard elements, are bestowed with an advanced audio system which supports many players and has a facility of 1GB internal memory. It has speakers at front as well as rear plus tweeters too. A Bluetooth connectivity is a definite advantage. The appearance of this trim looks very appealing and the performance is very good with the standard and the advanced braking and suspension mated with a reliable engine. It can be considered a smart choice, if one lays their hands on this variant as the price tag too is in favor of the consumer.
It has a physique which is lean and lofty. Being offered in six splendid colors, it has an image which is inspiring to the other competitors to aim for. It sure does look unique at the very first instant, but the 'why' factor can be only answered, if we try to observe what makes it look different. The very first finding would be the pair of roof rails, which look very stylish. There is a micro antenna as well on the roof plus a high mounted stop lamp, which is fitted to the roof spoiler. The fuel cap too has a unique design. This variant is bestowed with clean silver based alloy wheels, which is not usually offered in the base trims. Furthermore, there is a side cladding on the wheel arch and the side as well. The side profile looks more defined as there is a waistline which is in black, B-pillar in black and C-pillar with high gloss finish. And then the outside door handles and the rear view mirrors are layered in the body color. The image of this trim from the front is very stylish as the grille is in chrome and also has headlamps, which are of a standard halogen based lights. The front bumper and the rear as well are painted in two tones for a diverse appeal. Additionally, the bumpers are fitted with skid plates for better protection to the vehicle from road impacts. It has an overall length of 3995mm and a width of 1760mm and stands high with a height of 1555mm. It has a wheelbase of 2570mm and a ground clearance of 190mm. It has a fuel tank, which can accommodate of about 45 litres.
The theme of this Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 trim itself on the inside enhances the entire cabin and a choice too is offered to pick from, either a tangerine orange or aqua blue. Everywhere you step in is styled and this in literal sense has been materialized in this trim by offering aluminum pedals, which sit at the foot area on the driver side that look very stylish. The front and rear doors have been fitted with map pockets, while the front passenger seat has been offered a back pocket. There is a parcel tray which is offered at the rear to keep several things at hand. There is a efficient air conditioning unit with heater offered, which can be operated manually. Other aspects include a leather based stylish gear knob as well as steering wheel, a sun glass holder, sunvisors for both the driver and the co-passenger, a cooling glove box along with several other such aspects, which helps in giving a pleasurable journey to all its occupants.
Engine and Performance:
This trim is fitted with a dual VTVT (variable timing valve train) based 1.2-litre petrol mill. It has four cylinders along with 16 valves in a dual overhead camshaft based configuration. This efficient motor can generate a maximum power output of 81.86bhp at 6000rpm in combination with a peak torque of 114.73Nm at 4000rpm. The company has skilfully coupled with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which ensures smoother gear shifts at all times. Pertaining to the fuel economy, this Kappa engine has the capability to churn out 17.19 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions. This mileage has been certified by ARAI (automotive research association of India). This crossover adheres to all the norms of BS-IV emissions in the country, which is an added benefit.
Braking and Handling:
The suspension is well equipped by integrating McPherson strut with coil spring to its front axle and the rear axle is fitted with a coupled torsion beam axle with coil spring. The front wheels are fitted with disc brakes, while the rear wheels are fixed with drum brakes. It has been fitted with a 185/65 R15 clean silver alloy based wheels, which are covered with radial tubeless tyres. It is additionally equipped with gas based shock absorbers.
Convenience has been bestowed very well into this trim with various automated and adjustable functions. To start with, all the doors are offered with power windows, which further have facilities like a timelag, and the driver side is offered especially with a switch with illumination, auto up-down and a pinch guard as well. It is blessed with an electric power steering, which eases the effort of the driver. Furthermore, there is a clutch footrest available as well. The ORVMs can be internally adjustable. There is one 12V power outlet, which comes handy when in need to charge any gadgets. There is a central lamp, which has a theatre dimming function.
In this section we have central locking for all the doors including the tailgate. The driver is bestowed with a smart pedal which adds to the convenience while on longer drives. As a standard feature, there is a day and night based anti glare internal rear view mirror fitted in this trim. There are a pair of standard halogen headlamps, which have an escort function as well that is of great help, when needed in the dark hours of the day. The keyless entry gives an added advantage and also has a foldable facility to it. The technology of making the engine inactive, in case of any tampering by unauthorized key is an immobilizer, which is integrated into this trim. Then this trim has a dual horn and also a roof spoiler above the rear windscreen, which is fitted with a high mounted third stop lamp that adds to the safety quotient of this Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 trim.
1. Price tag is affordable.
2. Packed with multiple automated functions.
1. Absence of airbag even for the driver.
2. Quite a lot of aspects can be added.
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