The Hyundai i20 Active facelift has been officially unveiled for the European markets, loses out on diesel engine.

2018 Hyundai i20 Active Front
Hyundai i20 Active facelift gets 2 new colour options and a Phantom Black contrast roof

Along with the facelifted i20, Hyundai has officially revealed the 2018 i20 Active for the European markets. There aren’t many changes on the facelifted i20 Active and the main highlight is that the crossover now comes powered by petrol engines only.

Unlike the regular hatchback, the i20 Active doesn’t get the cascading effect grille, in fact, there are no changes to the front end at all. The side profile largely remains the same and the alloys too remain unchanged. However, the rear gets revised tail-lights and a new bumper. The registration plate holder has been moved from the bumper to the tailgate. The interiors get a new pattern for the seat upholstery and that’s about it.

Coming to the powertrains on offer, the Hyundai i20 Active facelift is available with a 100 PS 1.4-litre petrol and 100 PS/120 PS 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engines. The pre-facelift model was also available with a 90 PS 1.4-litre CRDi which has been discontinued now. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual for the 1.4 petrol while the 1.0 T-GDi unit gets a 5-speed manual for the 100 PS version and a 6-speed manual or an optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox for the 120 PS version.

The India-spec i20 Active facelift, however, is likely to continue with the 83 PS 1.2-litre petrol and 90 PS 1.4-litre diesel motor. As for the transmission duties, there’s a 5-speed manual on the petrol and a 6-speed manual on the diesel. The 2018 i20 Active will go on sale in Germany in June this year and there’s no word on the India launch yet.

Hyundai i20 Active facelift

– Euro-spec Hyundai i20 Active facelift officially revealed
– Gets very subtle changes to the exterior and interior
– Is no longer powered by a diesel engine

2018 Hyundai i20 Active Interior
Changes to the cabin are bare minimum
2018 Hyundai i20 Active Space
The seat upholstery gets a new pattern, notice the contrast stitching on the seats
2018 Hyundai i20 Active Side
The cross-hatch gets Idle Stop and Go (ISG) which is aimed at increasing the fuel-efficiency
2018 Hyundai i20 Active Rear
Hyundai i20 Active facelift misses out on the unique star-shaped fuel filler cap with gunmetal finish