Spied a couple of times before, the European version of the ruggified Hyundai i20 is making its online debut ahead of an IAA launch later this month.

Spied a couple of times before, the European version of the ruggified Hyundai i20 is making its online debut ahead of an IAA launch later this month.

 

The i20 Active was introduced in India in the first quarter of the year, but it's only now that we get to see the European version scheduled to go on sale early 2016. It's being billed as a compact crossover but in reality this is just a jacked up version of the five-door hatchback with some black plastic body cladding, front & rear skid plates and roof rails.

 

It will be offered with a newly developed three-cylinder, 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine offered in two states of tune: 100 PS (74 kW) and 120 PS (88 kW). This is actually the same engine introduced recently in the facelifted Kia cee'd range and will be offered on all Hyundai i20 body styles by the end of this year.

Also to be displayed at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show will be a revised i40 with support for Android Auto set to go on sale in November. Hyundai is bringing its Vision G concept along with the Euro-spec Santa Fe facelift. The latter has received some minor cosmetic tweaks both inside and out along with new active safety systems like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Rear-Cross Traffic Alert, Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and High Beam Assist.

 

 

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