Hyundai i20 Active (3)

H Hyundai πραγματοποίησε στην έκθεση της Φρανκφούρτης το ευρωπαϊκό ντεμπούτο του i20 Active, καθώς είχε παρουσιαστεί για τις Ασιατικές αγορές από τον περασμένο Μάρτιο.

Η “compact crossover” έκδοση του i20, συγκρινόμενη με την απλή, έχει νέους προφυλακτήρες, ράγες οροφής, διαφορετικά φωτιστικά σώματα με LED φώτα ημέρας, μαύρα προστατευτικά και αυξημένη κατά 20 χιλιοστά απόσταση από το έδαφος. Επίσης, είναι ελαφρώς μεγαλύτερο σε όλες του τις διαστάσεις ενώ όσον αφορά στο εσωτερικό, η θέση οδήγησης είναι ελαφρώς ψηλότερη ώστε να προσφέρει καλύτερη ορατότητα.

Hyundai i20 Active (7)

Μηχανικά, θα εξοπλίζεται με έναν νέο, υπερτροφοδοτούμενο τρικύλινδρο, 1000άρη κινητήρα που θα είναι διαθέσιμος σε δύο εκδοχές: μία με 100 άλογα και μία με 120. Να σημειώσουμε ότι αυτός ο κινητήρας θα προσφέρεται σε όλα τα i20 και όχι μόνο στην Active έκδοση. Τέλος, οι πωλήσεις του i20 Active θα ξεκινήσουν στην Ευρώπη στις αρχές του 2016.

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NEW HYUNDAI i20 ACTIVE PRESS INFORMATION

1. New i20 Active – rugged, robust and ready for action

  • Combines rugged design with space, style and quality of i20 five-door
  • Highly efficient new 1.0-litre engine now available with all i20 models
  • Hyundai Motor crossover and SUV range broadened to four models

At the Frankfurt International Motor Show 2015, Hyundai Motor is introducing the New Hyundai i20 Active, a rugged compact crossover for customers with active lifestyles.

Further expanding the popular i20 range, the New i20 Active will go on sale in Europe in early 2016, joining the spacious, functional i20 five-door and the sporty, individual i20 Coupe. The car’s arrival also broadens Hyundai Motor’s European crossover and SUV offering to four models – alongside the All-New Tucson, New Santa Fe and New Grand Santa Fe* – each new or enhanced in 2015.

*Not available in the UK market

“With the introduction of New i20 Active we further diversify our offering in the B-segment with an attractive crossover model,” explains Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. “In 2015 our entire crossover and SUV line-up has been renewed, as part of our youngest ever model range in Europe. And with the introduction of our 1.0-litre turbocharged engine, we further enhance our customer proposition in the European B-Segment.”

2. Design

  • New Hyundai i20 Active’s rugged crossover design enhances appeal and increases versatility
  • Over half of exterior parts differ from standard i20 model
  • Higher seating position adds to comfort and aids visibility

The distinctive and rugged crossover design of the i20 Active sets it apart from conventional B-segment models. 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.

Other details that set i20 Active apart from its siblings include a reverse treatment of the signature Hyundai hexagonal grille in high-gloss black with chrome surroundings, a fuel cap cover in silver finish and newly designed 17-inch wheels.

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. Also exclusive to the i20 Active is the Morning Blue exterior colour, a distinctive option for those wanting a bespoke finish.

“The New i20 Active’s rugged design and crossover features target young urban customers with active lifestyles,” says Raf Van Nuffel, Head of Product Management at Hyundai Motor Europe. “The higher stance and the bespoke design enhancements express the car’s adventurous spirit without compromising the spaciousness and comfort of the i20 five-door version.”

3. Engines

  • New efficient 1.0-litre T-GDI engine introduced to the i20 family
  • Three-cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine with 100 PS and 120 PS (dependent on model)
  • First of a new generation of in-house developed small petrol turbo-charged engines for Europe

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.

*available subject to market specification

“The new 1.0-litre T-GDI is a perfect fit for the i20 family,” states Dr. Michael Winkler, Head of Powertrain at Hyundai Motor’s European Technical Center in Rüsselsheim. “A downsized 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine with direct gasoline injection and  a matched compact turbocharger with electrical wastegate actuator offers customers not only fuel economy but also driving pleasure.”

These fuel efficient Kappa engines, which achieve up to 61.4 mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 106 g/km, are the first of a new generation of newly-developed small, turbocharged power plants tuned for Europe. Hyundai Motor’s European Technical Center in Germany played a key role in the engine’s research, development, engineering and testing, specifically for use on European roads.

The new engine  features highly efficient combustion and dynamic performance to fulfil Hyundai’s dedication to implementing downsizing as a fuel saving technology. The standard 100 PS version and the high power 120 PS version both deliver a peak torque of 171.6 Nm at 1,500 rpm providing a perfect combination of dynamism and 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.

To keep the engine unit as small as possible, the exhaust manifold is integrated within the cylinder head and can therefore be cooled efficiently using the cylinder head water cooling system. These efforts result in faster warm-up of the catalyst and ultimately in improved real-world fuel consumption and emissions.

The i20 Active will also be available with a 1.4-litre Kappa engine. The 1,368 cc four-cylinder gasoline engine delivers 100 PS and 134.4 Nm of torque.

As an alternative to gasoline, a 1.4-litre U II diesel engine comes as an optional extra for the i20 Active, just as it does for the i20 five-door and i20 Coupe. This 90 PS diesel engine is fuel efficient yet refined in operation.

*Neither 1.4-litre Kappa engine or 1.4-litre diesel engine available in UK

4. Connectivity

  • TomTom LIVE services available for selected i20 models in early 2016
  • LIVE package includes: Real-time traffic updates, weather, POI (Points of Interest) search, plus speed camera warnings in selected countries
  • Industry-leading seven-year free subscription to LIVE services

The New i20 Active keeps customers connected, safe and informed while on the move. TomTom LIVE Services are available to the i20 range from early 2016 onwards and can 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.

5. Four crossover and SUV models boost Hyundai Motor brand in Europe

  • New Hyundai i20 Active adds to Hyundai’s crossover SUV range
  • All four new or enhanced in 2015, designed and developed in Europe
  • B-segment is key to Hyundai’s ongoing growth in the region

Hyundai’s crossover and SUV range now consists of four models, each new or enhanced in 2015. New i20 Active accompanies the All-New Tucson, New Santa Fe and New Grand Santa Fe*, continuing the brand’s strong tradition of producing SUVs for the European Market.

*Not available in the UK market

Having sold more than one million SUVs since the launch of the Santa Fe in 2001, Hyundai Motor is well accustomed to European motorists’ appetite for rugged, capable and stylish cars. Expanding the SUV and crossover range into the growing B-segment is a strategic business decision that aims to contribute to 100,000 i20-family sales each year.

Like its siblings, the i20 Active has been designed and developed in Europe to cope with the demands of quality, refinement and reliability expected across the European market. The i20 Active will be produced alongside the i20 family at Hyundai Assan Otomotiv Sanayi (HAOS) plant in Izmit, Turkey.

6. Technical specifications

All technical information is preliminary and subject to change

Body and chassis

Five-door, B-segment hatchback, with high-strength steel unitary construction bodyshell. Available with Hyundai’s new 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol unit.

Engine / Petrol

1.0-litre T-GDI, 100 PS
Type Kappa, 3 cylinders in line, DOHC, with dual CVVT
Capacity 998 cc
Bore x stroke 71.0 x 84.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.0
Power 100 PS @ 4500 rpm
Torque 171.6 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Maximum speed 109 mph
0-to-100 km/h acceleration 10.9 seconds
Fuel consumption combined 58.9 – 61.4 mpg*
CO2 combined 106 – 111 g/km*

*Depending on trim and tyre specifications.

1.0-litre T-GDI, 120 PS
Type Kappa, 3 cylinders in line, DOHC, with dual CVVT
Capacity 998 cc
Bore x stroke 71.0 x 84.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.0
Power 120 PS @ 6000 rpm
Torque 171.6 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Maximum speed 114 mph
0-to-100 km/h acceleration 10.3 seconds
Fuel consumption combined 54.3 – 56.5 mpg*
CO2 combined 116 – 121 g/km*

*Depending on trim and tyre specifications.

 

Transmissions

Petrol
Engine 1.0 T-GDI (100 PS) 1.0 T-GDI (120 PS)
Manual – speeds 5 6

Gear ratios

Petrol
Engine 1.0 T-GDI (100 PS) 1.0 T-GDI (120 PS)
1st 3.615 3.615
2nd 1.955 1.955
3rd 1.207 1.286
4th 0.893 0.971
5th 0.703 0.794
6th 0.667
Reverse 3.636 3.700
Final drive 4..059/3.833 4.267

Suspension and damping

Front Fully independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar.
Rear Semi-independent coupled torsion beam axle with separate coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers.

Steering

Type BLAC-MDPS (motor-driven power steering) electric power-assisted rack and pinion
Gearing 2.7 turns lock-to-lock
Turning radius 5.1 metres (minimum)

Brakes

Front Gasoline: 256 mm ventilated discs Diesel: 280 mm ventilated discs
Rear 262 mm solid discs
Assistance ABS, EBD, ESC and VSM

Wheels and tyres

Wheel type Tyres Spare wheel
6.0J x 15-inch steel wheels 185 / 65 R15 TMK (Tire Mobility Kit) or Full-size or Temporary steel (3.5J * 15, T125/80D15)
6.0J x 16-inch alloy wheels 195 / 55 R16 TMK (Tire Mobility Kit) or Full-size or Temporary steel (3.5J * 15, T125/80D15)
6.5J x 17-inch alloy wheels 205 / 45 R17 TMK (Tire Mobility Kit) or Full-size or Temporary steel (3.5J * 15, T125/80D15)

Exterior (mm)

Overall length 4,065
Overall width 1,760 (excluding door mirrors)
Overall height 1,529
Wheelbase 2,570
Ground clearance 160
Front overhang 843
Rear overhang 652
Front track 1,517 (185/65 R15) / 1,511 (195/55R16) / 1,512 (205/45R17)
Rear track 1,519 (185/65 R15) / 1,513 (195/55R16) / 1,513 (205/45R17)

Interior (mm)

Overall interior length 1,815
Overall interior width 1,436
Overall interior height 1,242
Front Rear
Head room 1,038 978
Leg room 1,098 794
Shoulder room 1,365 1,350
Hip room 1,301 1,252

Luggage area (mm)

Floor length 722
Width 1,050
Height 582
Upper length 400
Tailgate aperture width 1,027
Tailgate aperture length 688
Tailgate opening above ground 765

Capacities (litres)

Fuel tank 50  (Petrol and diesel models)
Luggage (VDA) 301 – rear seats in place 1,017 – rear seats folded

Weights* (kg)

Petrol
Engine 1.0 T-GDI (100 PS) 1.0 T-GDI (120 PS)
Minimum curb 1,085 1,090
Maximum laden 1,181 1,235
Min. payload 429 415
Max. payload 525 560
Gross weight 1,610 1,650
Roof load 70 70

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