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2009 (58) Hyundai I201.4 Comfort 5dr

Ashton Fiat / Jeep / Abarth

Call now on 01942 504352*

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

PASTrip computer

Entertainment

6 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Radio/single CD playerSteering wheel audio controls
USB/Ipod cable 

Exterior Features

Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpersElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Rear wiperTinted glass

Interior Features

Air conditioningCloth upholstery
Cooled gloveboxHeight adjustable driver's seat
Isofix rear child seat preparationRear headrests
Split folding rear seatTilt/adjustable steering

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Active front headrestsCurtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbagsPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Side airbags 

Security

Remote central locking 

Wheels

15" alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)133HC+NOx0.033
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1396Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)77Cylinders - Stroke (mm)75
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)50.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)60.1EC Urban (mpg)39.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power99
Coin SeriesComfortInsurance Group 14
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712EInsurance Group 2E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years5
EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.6Engine Power - BHP99
Engine Power - KW74Engine Power - RPM5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT101Engine Torque - MKG14
Engine Torque - NM137Engine Torque - RPM4200
Top Speed112 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front185/60 R15
Tyre Size Rear185/60 R15Wheel Type15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1490Length3940
Wheelbase2525Width1710

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1565
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)295Max. Loading Weight438
Max. Roof Load70Max. Towing Weight - Braked1000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked450Minimum Kerbweight1127
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Hyundai i20 Active

It doesn't seem like a day passes without a manufacturer announcing another small crossover. Here's Hyundai's take on this genre - the i20 Active. Based on the popular i20 supermini, it offers a tougher look for those with an 'active lifestyle'.

Ten Second Review

Hyundai's i20 Active model brings a dash of crossover trendiness to the i20 supermini range. Put simply, what we've got here is an i20 on stilts. Ride height had been increased, the seats are mounted higher inside and 50% of the exterior has been changed in making this compact crossover. It also benefits from the brand's latest 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine to really take the fight to the Europeans.

Background

The first i20 was released back in 2008 as a competitor for the likes of Ford's Fiesta, Vauxhall's Corsa and the Volkswagen Polo. The second generation version has proved to be spacious, good value and a definite improvement on the old car but a little lacking under the bonnet. Hyundai has developed a cutting-edge turbocharged petrol engine for this Active model that should do wonders for the performance whilst also offering improved economy and emissions. More obvious are the changes to the exterior styling. In this case, it's the kind of thing we saw a decade ago from superminis with SUV styling cues - models like the Volkswagen Polo Dune, the Citroen C3 XTR and the Rover Streetwise. Bringing that concept up to date, the i20 Active gains a host of changes to toughen it up and help it stand out from the crowd. Apart from a little more ground clearance, there's nothing to improve off-road ability - but then that shouldn't come as any surprise. Hyundai knows the market and distinctive looks are enough for the majority of buyers.

Driving Experience

This Active model has a more restricted engine range than the i20 supermini it's based upon but the powerplant you do get is a very good one. Surprisingly (for UK buyers at least), the unit in question isn't a diesel. Instead, the Active range is based solely on one of Hyundai's most sophisticated engines, the hi-tech 1.0 litre T-GDI three cylinder powerplant. It comes in 100PS guise and produces 171Nm of torque. The 0-62mph sprint takes 10.9 seconds and top speed is 109mph. On the road, this ready supply of torque should translate into much more eager acceleration that's served up much lower in the rev range. Getting up to motorway speeds is therefore much easier, with A-road overtakes a much less fraught process. The 20mm increase in ride height shouldn't effect cornering too much, although body roll may be amplified, especially with the higher seating position. Like the normal i20, handling is likely to be surefooted and less vague than the first generation car but not what you'd call exciting.

Design and Build

Hyundai worked hard to increase the rigidity of the second generation i20's bodyshell, helping ride, handling and safety. To create the Active version, Hyundai have taken this shell and changed 50% of the exterior body parts to create a much more rugged-looking vehicle. There's an increase in ride height, different bumpers front and rear with integrated skid plates, plus round foglights at each end of the car. In profile, you might notice the addition of side rubbing strips along the bottom of the doors, black plastic wheelarch extensions plus black plastic cladding of an interesting texture. To top it all off, there are smart alloy wheel designs of up to 17" - and sliver roof rails too. Inside you get higher mounted seats that hopefully won't reduce headroom too much but do promise improved ergonomics. Finishing things off are a set of metal pedals and the option of 'Tangerine Orange' for elements of the interior. It should be noted that the i20 is larger inside than many rivals and also offers an impressively big 326-litre boot, much bigger than the class average.

Market and Model

You'll have to find another £1,200 for the i20 Active over what you would have paid for a five-door i20 with the same 100PS 1.0 T-GDI petrol engine. That premium gets you the Crossover-style look and some extra equipment and takes pricing to just over £15,000. Equipment levels are predictably strong. Expect to find features like 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a DAB radio and rear parking sensors. Plus electric windows all-round, voice activated Bluetooth, air conditioning and cruise control. Buyers may also want to stretch to things like heated seats, a chrome grille and a sunroof. There's also the option of a touchscreen sat nav. All models get stability control, traction control, six airbags, ABS and hill start assist.

Cost of Ownership

You might question why Hyundai has launched this car without a diesel engine. Perhaps the impressive efficiency figures the 1.0-litre petrol turbo unit is able to generate help to explain why. The 100PS version of the 1.0-litre engine manages around 60mpg on the combined cycle and 110g/km of CO2 (though that is down from the 99g/km of CO2 figure you'd get from this engine with the ordinary five-door i20 bodystyle). That's not quite as good as a purpose-designed small Crossover like Renault's Captur, but it's still a creditable showing. The i20 Active fights back with good levels of standard equipment and value pricing. The icing on the cake lies with Hyundai's ever impressive five year unlimited mileage warranty. If you're a private buyer who doesn't plan on changing your car anytime soon, that could seal the deal. Factor in competitive fixed price servicing deals for three or five years and you can see why the Hyundai brand proves so popular with value conscious buyers.

Summary

Hyundai hasn't needed to do a vast amount in turning the i20 hatchback into the i20 Active. Apart from jacking it up a little and adding some 4x4 inspired styling cues, it's much the same as before. That isn't an issue however. There were plenty of reasons to recommend the i20 before and they're all still there. The only difference is that those of you that like the idea of a crossover might be tempted if you weren't previously. Basing the Active around the brand's 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine pushes its price up a bit but for many potential buyers, the benefits this unit brings in terms of performance, economy and emissions will make the asking figure well worth it. This Korean crossover may not be the most frugal, the fastest or the most dynamic small crossover of its kind, but it's practical, good value and very well equipped. Just as you would expect a Korean car to be.

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Ashton Fiat / Jeep / Abarth

Wigan Rd, Wigan, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 9ST

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