Hyundai has once again made it clear that it is the only manufacturer that can equip all that one can dream of in its base variant too. The above statement can be supported by Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 trim, which is integrated with many features that enhance the appearance, safety and comfort at one go. It is available in six stunning colors to pick from and each one of them look superior than the other. Having functions such as an advanced music system with 1 GB internal memory to it, which supports multiple media players is a part of the entertainment section. The adjustable engine immobilizer and central locking make the safety quotient efficient. The stylish roof rails, spoilers and chrome trims make the image enhanced, while the power windows, adjustable headrests and power steering add to the convenience factors available in this trim. The multiple indicators that are available in the instrument cluster are of immense help to the driver along with the superior engine and suspension, which is integrated into this petrol base variant. With many more such features, this trim would be a perfect choice for those who wish to have everything under one roof.
The image of this variant is trendy and this is achieved by the designers as they have fitted it with various decorations to the outer structure. In the frontage, it portrays a wide grille which is shaded in chrome. Then there are a set of LED based headlamps in the front. There is a roof spoiler to which a high mounted stop lamp is fitted. Body cladding is given to the sides as well as to its wheel arches. Skid plates are fitted to the bumpers which help protect the engine from any external damage from the road. There are a set of rails fixed to the roof, which are stylish and make the entire appearance sporty. And then there is a unique fuel cap as well. The side profile is defined by the B-pillar tape in black, while the C-pillars are in high gloss finish. There is a waistline molding which is in black. Furthermore, the outside rear view mirrors as well as the outside door handles are in body color, which give the sides a uniformity with the rest of the body. Additionally, they are integrated with turn indicators too. Both the bumpers are in a dual tone shade. The alloy wheels which are of 15 inches size are done up with clean silver finishing. There is a micro antenna fitted as well into this trim.
There are two themes available to choose from and customize the cabin as per one's personal preference. The choice can be made from either a tangerine orange or an aqua blue. There are sporty aluminum pedals fitted for the driver. There are map pockets to the front and rear doors, while front passenger seat has got a back pocket. Furthermore, there is a parcel tray available at the rear. There is a 2-DIN music system integrated into this Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 variant, which can support radio, MP3 player and has Aux-in and USB ports too. It has speakers in the front and rear and additionally there are tweeters too in the front. The front console has armrest with storage capacity. The headrests to the rear seat are integrated whereas the front seat headrests are adjustable. The instrument panel and the central display has blue illumination and holds many features like, dual tripmeter, tachometer and a digital clock as well. The warnings and indicators include gear shift, low fuel, door and tailgate ajar, immobilizer and a driver seatbelt reminder.
Engine and Performance:
It is integrated with a 1.4-litre, CRDi based diesel engine, which can displace 1396cc. It is decked with four cylinders and sixteen valves within a DOHC based configuration. It is bestowed with a six speed manual transmission gear box. It can generate a maximum power of 88.73bhp at 4000rpm and can produce a peak torque output of 220Nm at 1500 to 2750rpm.
Braking and Handling:
The front wheels are fitted with disc brakes, while the rear wheels are fixed with a set of standard drum brakes. It has a well equipped suspension mechanism as it is integrated with McPherson strut with coil spring to its front axle. Whereas the rear axle consists of a coupled torsion beam axle with coil spring. It is fitted with shock absorbers to all its wheels, which are gas based.
This section can be listed starting with power windows to all the doors, which have additional functions associated with them like, a timelag, switch illumination plus auto up-down and a pinch guard on the driver side. There is an air conditioning unit integrated which is manually operated and the vents are fitted at the rear part of the cabin as well. There is a glove box which has a cooling function as well. A clutch footrest is available to give additional comfort to the driver. The sun visor of the driver has a ticket holder, while the co-passenger one is fitted with a vanity mirror. There is a power outlet available which can be used to charge any electronic device. The room lamp in the cabin has a theater dimming function. A set of intermittent variable wipers is fitted to the windscreen in the front. The outside rear view mirrors can be internally adjustable. Lane change indicator is offered in the instrument cluster and furthermore, this trim has a battery saver facility too in it.
This Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 is equipped with safety elements such as, an engine immobilizer which can freeze the engine in case of any unauthorized access and keeps theft related worries at bay. There is a dual horn facility, which delivers double impact of the sound produced. The keyless entry has a foldable key. The follow me home headlamps which are integrated into this trim are quite helpful in need. There is an inside day and night rear view mirror fitted as a standard feature. There is a central locking available to all the doors including the tailgate. A smart pedal is offered as well.
1. Price tag is affordable and worth the buy.
2. Loaded with lot of comfort features.
1. Absence of Bluetooth connectivity.
2. Airbag to the driver side too is missing.