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Rs. 6.66 Lakh
Discontinued Model since 18 Mar 2020

About Hyundai i20 Active

The Hyundai i20 Active was probably the first cross-hatch that made its segment popular. Launched back in 2015, it is still one of the best in the segment and strikes a sweet balance between being more bad road-capable and everyday driveability. Hyundai has constantly been updating it from time to time, so it has all the bells and whistles you expect of a modern car. However, the new facelift-based i20 Active should be here around the end of the year and is eagerly awaited.

Hyundai i20 Active Overview

Hyundai has updated the Elite i20 to BS6. Only the 1.2-litre petrol engine has been updated, and all variants are pricier by Rs 7,000. The 1.4-litre diesel will eventually be discontinued since it has not been updated for the upcoming BS6 emissions. Power figures are likely to remain unchanged, as are the 5-speed manual and CVT transmissions. The updated model now costs between Rs 5.60 lakh and Rs 9.21 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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Q. Is Hyundai i20 available in 7 Seater diesel fuel?
  • Hyundai i20 Active is not available for sale in India.
Q. How far can I go when fuel lamp indicates of Hyundai i20 Active?
  • Hyundai i20 Active comes with a 40 Litres tank and the exact amount of fuel left in car varies from car to car but the last fuel indicator bar starts blinking when there is around 4-5 litres fuel left in the tank. How long will it go depends on the mileage of the car and driving style.
Q. Does Hyundai i20 Active comes in Automatic Version?
  • No, Hyundai i20 Active is available with manual transmission only.
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Q. which one is better,elite i20 or i20 active?
  • Difficult to answer as Hyundai changes variants drops some in between...re introduce...with minimal changes among variants...buy a petrol for short distances gives average 15 to 17 km/litre in cities.Diesel 1.4 crde gives you about 20Skms/litre.good for highways..second which modeli20 active in3 petrol variants...if petrol go for sx 6 airbags all features....if i20 elite asta top end petrol all features 6 airbags. Elite is slightly shorter and..less ground clearance less weight less so more mileage ...do decision depends on ground clearance..and dimensions..... elite i20 diesel its all the same asta top end all features with 6 air bags.Active i20 has same with good ground clearance.......So if you need a premium hatch with all features and safety mileage smaller dimension for relatively good roads select i20 elite (12 variants including sportz which has 2 airbags and no child seat option..)...automatic trim only in elite i20...sooo....select one from12 variants preferably magna manual or automatic/petrol or diesel from elite i20..(hoooo).get the small lettered variant wise list from sales person !!.wish you a happy purchase.thanks .....caution--top trims cost 10 lac approx .
  • Hyundai i20 active is a sporty version of elite i20. There are mainly cosmetic changes made to the simple elite i20. Engine options are same for both the cars. So there is no difference in power. The i20 active has bigger wheels which gives high ground clearance to the car. The cars use ventilated disc brakes at front and drum brakes at rear. The braking system is complimented by ABS which prevents the wheel from locking up during hard braking. The top variants of the cars are also equipped with features like Airbags, central locking, engine immobilizer, ELR seat belts, park assist sensors with camera, door ajar warning, parking brake warning, headlamp on indicator etc. If we have one of them then our choice will be Elite i20 in terms of looks. On the other hand, i20 Active does offer better ground clearance and is indeed more capable than the original car since it offers some off-roading capability too. However, when comparing it with the Elite i20 it falls short in the looks department where the Elite i20 excels.
  • The Elite i20 has stood the test of time and the facelift does just enough to keep the it relevant in a highly competitive segment. The new i20 features a few changes but is essentially still the same car with slightly improved driving dynamics. So if you’re looking for a frugal yet youthful family hatch, the i20 is still a viable option. On the other hand, the Hyundai i20 Active is a good looking car, but fails to pull a proper cross-hatch image. It is loaded with features and the fact that it is based on the Elite i20 speaks volumes about its comfort and reliability. The only thing that remains to be seen is when Hyundai will give it a facelift, like the Elite i20.
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Q. Kerb weight of Hyundai i20 elite and i20 active?
  • Kerb weight of elite i20 1066 kg & i 20 active 1093 to 1213 kg .
Q. Will the i20 Active be discontinued in 2019?
  • Maybe because of the introduction of venue but it may happen after 2019 discontinuing before 2019 don't make any sense so there might be a chances.. people who looking for venue like benefits but short on budget might prefer i20 active which is bit cheaper than venue.. so we should be waiting for the official announcement by hyundai
  • I don't think so, because i20 active is the only crossover which performing in market at present. in the past the polo cross, fiat urban cross and present Toyota etios cross are not performing well.. If your not interested in sub 4 meter suv's and looking for an crossover under budget and overall performer i2 ACTIVE is the only option we have so it is not going to be discontinued anytime soon..
  • I 20 is having BS 4 engine and because of which they can sell this car till March, 2020, after that they will bring BS6 engine car with some cosmetic changes.
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Hyundai i20 Active User Reviews

4.2 /5
494 reviews & ratings
  • Mileage
    3.7/5
  • Performance
    4.4/5
  • Maintenance Cost
    3.8/5
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  • Comfort
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
  • Features & Styling
    4.4/5

Preferred For : Family

45% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above

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  • 4.3

    I own 2015 diesel i20 active drove 122000 as on date, if you need an hatchback with super good suspension, ground clearance and smooth engine just go for it ! Pros1)Suspension and ground clearance is super good, it has got 190mm ground clearance you can easily glide over bad and patchy roads even on tall big speed breakers with ease. 2)Comfort, it is freeking awesome 3)Good seats for long journey trust me I"m a daily highway commuter 70% of km of my car is on highway 4)Mileage on highway 18-19kmpl, city 16-17 kmpl5)Ac cools fast, it also got air vents at the back6)Good instrument cluster7)Powerful and super smooth engine 8)Lite clutch9)Wide tyres with R16 alloys Cons1)Lifeless steering, it is so lite that you can even move with your pinky finger2)Spongy brakes the abs kicks in lately3)Wipers aren"t big enough for such a big windscreen4)bumper and other fiber parts used for exterior body are not of a good quality

  • 4.0

    I owned i20 active SX (P) last year, 2018 face lift and driven 15000 km. Pros are the superb riding quality, comfort, cooling, music with 4+4 speakers, light steering, strong built body and easy shifting of gears. Cons are the fuel consumption which is about 8-9 kmpl in the city and 14-15 kmpl on highways while in AC on condition. The visual quality of cladding on external parts is poor as it looks faded black color but is strong. Important features lack on the top model too as break assist, distance to empty, traction control, average/ instantaneous fuel consumption etc. However the featured car i am satisfied with.

  • 5.0

    A Complete Car with best Safety Features, Comfort, Nice features like reverse can, claddings, smooth engine, reliable shocks, body build, cornering lights, 6 airbags, 8 speaker music system, best in class and fully loaded vehicle and many more features and best quality with end less list. Also not forgetting very good service especially by modi hyundai Goregaôn malad.

  • 4.7

    If you are looking for a car that is safe, performs like a pro, comfortable, with modern styling and all segment breaking creature comforts - Pls go ahead and buy i20 Active. Been driving it for the past 4 years - one heck of a Car when it comes to the highways, fun to driver and safe too. But if mileage is your number one priority, you might have to look elsewhere

  • 4.7

    My car never let me down, be it torque, top speed, higher ground clearance, rear ac vent, tilt-telescope steering adjustment, cooled glove box, automatic climate control, auto headlights, smart key less entry, gps, diamond cut alloys, steering turning head lights, commutative reverse camera. All in all I would say best premium hatch back in India under 10 lakhs.

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Looking for a crossover hatchback? We tell you if it's worth waiting for the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross or should you book the Hyundai i20 Active.

July 4, 2015  By Ravi Ved Photography: Eshan Shetty and Kapil Angane

Hyundai is the latest car maker to enter the crossover hatchback segment with the i20 Active and it is has a pretty impressive package too. But will it hold its own against the Toyota Etios Cross and the Fiat Avventura?

April 17, 2015  By Ravi Ved Photography: Eshan Shetty