Equally at home either on the open highway or a bustling
city street, the rugged i20 Active blends a distinctive crossover design with
quality craftsmanship, exceptional refinement and smart technology.
While the new car is based on the i20 five-door – sharing its expansive space, comfort and quality – over 50% of the exterior parts are unique to this model. To give the i20 Active a characteristic crossover stance, revised suspension settings elevate the body of the i20 Active by 20 mm compared to the i20 five-door. The seating position is also raised, placing the driver higher within the car. The result makes ingress and egress more comfortable, as well as offering superior visibility while driving.
Underlining the i20 Active’s adventurous appeal are the unique front and rear bumpers with integrated skid plates, which offer additional protection when driving away from public roads. Round fog lamps are integrated at the front and rear, with an exclusive rear spoiler adding to the i20 Active’s appeal.
The rugged appearance is further enhanced by bold side skirts and side cladding, to complement the robust wheel-arch mouldings. Moving to the top of the car, a set of silver roof rails complement the crossover’s stance, adding essential practicality.
The interior benefits from the superior space, comfort and quality of the i20 five-door, with greater ergonomics from the heightened driving position and further design enhancements. Unique metal pedals present a robust and high quality appearance, while Tangerine Orange interior colour applications expand the personalisation options.
|Combined Fuel Consumption|
mpg / (l100)km
|Combined CO2 Mass Emissions|
|Max Engine Power |
(KW/PS) @ RPM
|1.0 T-GDi 100PS ISG Petrol Manual||58.9 (4.8)||110||74/100@4,500||5|
Coinciding with the arrival of the i20 Active comes the introduction of a new engine for the i20 family. Focused on dynamic and efficient driving, the new Kappa 1.0-litre T-GDI three-cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine will be available to the i20 range in early 2016.
The 1.0-litre T-GDI engine is available in two power outputs. The standard-power 100 PS version is tuned to maximise fuel economy and focuses on comfort, while the high-power 120 PS unit has been developed to facilitate more spirited driving without sacrificing efficiency.
A turbo charger with electric waste gate actuator improves fuel efficiency by lowering pumping losses as well as improving throttle response and low-end torque.
An optimised split-cooling concept for the cylinder head and block brings engine refinement by reducing friction.
The i20 Active employs a permanently-magnetised Brushless Alternating Current (BLAC) motor-driven power steering (MDPS) system, for greater accuracy and operating range. The steering system requires 2.7 turns lock-to-lock for a 5.1-metre turning radius –making the car easy to navigate around the urban environment.
The front suspension employs a new shock absorber valve system, which harmonises ride and handling, giving a smoother ride and decreasing noise vibration and harshness. At the rear, the wheel-arch cavities and floor pan have been redesigned to accommodate long-travel shock absorbers, which are mounted vertically.
With a large cabin and a generous list of standard technologies, i20 Active offers a sophisticated and luxurious occupant environment that will appeal to a young audience. USB and auxiliary connectivity is fitted as standard and can be specified with an integrated My Music function along with Bluetooth hands free, where up to 1GB of music can be stored and played.
The i20 Active keeps customers connected, safe and informed while on the move. TomTom LIVE Services keep drivers informed, in real time, of traffic conditions and local weather, while also flagging up Points of Interest and, in selected countries, the locations of speed cameras.
The i20 Active is well equipped in terms of safety, too. In the event of a collision, there is highly-effective network of passive safety equipment to protect occupants. The new model is fitted with six airbags as standard, including front, side and full-length curtain airbags.
In addition, all five occupants benefit from seatbelt pre-tensioners and limiters, as well as height-adjustable and sliding front head restraints to provide outstanding protection against whiplash. Newly-designed Isofix anchor points are fitted for two rear child seats.
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