The winner of Overdriveâ€™s 2015 Car of the Year award, the Elite i20, has a new cousin – the i20 Active. Contrary to what its name might suggest, the i20 Active is a crossover based on the Elite i20 and so its natural rivals are other puffed-up hatchbacks like the Etios Cross, the Cross Polo and the Fiat Avventura. But the i20 Active is more than just a beefed up hatchback with extra cladding. Scroll through to know more:
The i20 Active gets a significantly new front end over the Elite i20. The bumper gets large, round fog lamps with a cornering lamp function, a skid plate and an inverted hexagonal grille. The headlight unit also gets LED DRLs
The rear end mimics the theme seen on the fascia, with round reflector in the bumpers. A matte black cladding underscores the entire car to give it the rugged stance
Adding to the â€˜off-roadâ€™ stance are satin-finished roof rails and a fuel-filler cap
The cabin carries forward the design from the Elite i20, but reflects the sportier side of the i20 Active with body-coloured inserts in the dashboard fascia and the upholstery
The i20 Active also gets sportier pedals
The i20 Acitve sits on a higher ground clearance, 190mm, which is 20mm higher than the Elite i20. To put things in perspective, the Avventuraâ€™s ground clearance is 205mm, EcoSport is 200mm, EtiosCross is 174mm and CrossPolo is 165mm
For more details, read our review of the Hyundai i20 Active here.