This compact pseudo-crossover is not really a novelty, as the Korean carmaker has revealed it officially before the show.
Nevertheless, this is its official unveiling and, although all eyes will be on the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept, the i20 Active is ready to hit the showrooms and contribute to Hyundai’s coffers.
Scheduled to go on sale early next year, compared to the five-door version on which it is based it features more aggressive-looking front and rear bumpers and plastic cladding on the wheel arches, as is the norm in this class.
The debut of the i20 Active coincides with the new Kappa 1.0-litre T-GDI three-cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine, which will be available to the entire i20 range in early 2016.
The 1.0-litre T-GDI is available in two power outputs, with 100 PS and 120 PS and is the first of a new generation of engines that have been developed especially for Europe.
Finally, a naturally aspirated 1.4-liter engine with 100 PS and a 90 PS 1.4 turbodiesel complete the line-up.