Hyundai joins the crossover league with its much awaited Active i20 which has been launcehd at a starting price tag of Rs 6.38lakh. This crossover will certainly give a tough competition to a couple of crossovers already selling in the Indian market. Here is a quick comparison among Hyundai i20 Active Vs Fiat Avventura Vs VW Cross Polo down here based on different parameters.
Exteriors of i20 Active Vs Avventura Vs Cross Polo
Hyundai i20 Active has been redesigned beautifully to give a more macho feel than any other existing crossover. Especially, the front profile has been given a sporty treatment with extended body coloured bumper along with blackened bumper at the bottom. The headlamp cluster looks awful and the fog lamps inserted in the bumper are more appealing than diamonds in a jewellery piece. Sides profile of the crossover look sportier now with the mashcular black cladding all around at the edges. In addition, large alloy-wheels along with chrome handles, roof-rails and stylish ORVMs make it more premium. The rear too comes with an attractive design with the sporty spoiler, elegant eye-like tail-lamp cluster and blackened much sportier bumpers with oval shaped reflectors. Along with the muscular looks and extended height, the i20 Active also comes with increased and overal ground clearance of 190mm to carry the crossover posture.
Fiat Avventura is another rivalry crossover blessed with superb looks. Along with the muscular stance, it is offered with the most contemporary features all across its profile. You can hardly find any major resemblance with the sibling Punto, except the shape and size. Front is elegantly designed with the octagonal grille, blackened and body coloured front bumper, sporty headlamp cluster and chrome lined fog lights. Even the sides and the top get muscular and sporty treatment with the premium alloy wheels, body coloured ORVMs, noticeable claddings at the sides, blackened door handles and unique roof rails. The rear of this ultimate crossover also looks very athletic with the appealing spare wheel, sporty tail lamp cluster, sporty rear spoiler, twin exhausts and stylish rear bumper with reflectors. In a nutshell, the Active i20 is much sportier that the Avventura.
In contrary, Volkswagen Cross Polo also has the grace to attract the onlookers. Volkswagen has done a fine job in converting the Polo hatchback in a fresh crossover avatar however the sportiness is somewhat lesser than the Avventura crossover. What attracts the most are the appealing front and rear bumpers in body colour and black plastic combination. Front remains the same as the hatchback with minor sporty inserts at the bumper bottom and the air-dam, while the sides show some muscularity with the alloy wheels, black door bottom and dual colour ORVMs. Even the roof rails are impressive enough to hold your attention. The rear profile looks very simple and is not as sporty as the fresh i20 Active and the Avventura.
Interiors of i20 Active Vs Avventura Vs Cross Polo
Interiors of the Hyundai i20 Active look plush and have space in abundance for the occupants to sit comfortably. Inspired from the i20, this crossover comes with premium upholstery and sporty seats to add interior elegance. Besides, advance equipment is it’s another feature as the car gets 2-Din audio system with 1 GB inbuilt storage, height adjustable driver’s seat, climate control, cooled glove-box, cruise control, reverse parking system, two power outletsetc. All in all, the Active i20 has been blessed with a plethora of technogical features which the rivals lack in some of the other way.
Comparatively, the Avventura also comes with first class interiors designed in red illumination. In terms of space, the car is all perfect and there is no shortage of headroom, legroom and shoulder width. Even the dashboard styling is definitely breath-taking unlike the rivals. To add on, it also comes with a powerful AC along with rear AC vents, ambient lightening, high terrain gauges, advanced music system and elegant instrument cluster.
The CrossPolo on the other hand gets subtle changes in the interior. Things offered inside appear to be the same as the regular Polo and the cabin space also looks unchanged. It also gets some advanced features such as climate control, multi-functioning trip meter, steering-mounted audio controls and many more. Auto-major, Volkswagen has well covered the seats with premium upholstery and the beige and black colour interiors look all premium. Moreover, the factory fitted audio system is sure to entertain you the most on the go.
Engine Specs of i20 Active Vs Avventura Vs Cross Polo
The power-train of Hyundai i20 Active is derived from its hatchback sibling i20. Its petrol variants are powered by a 1.2 liter Kappa petrol engine that can churn maximum power of 83bhp and maximum torque of 113Nm. This gasoline mill is mated a 5 speed manual transmission that ensures smooth shuffling of the gears, whereas the diesel variants of this crossover are powered by a 1.4 Litre CRDI engine that churns maximum power of 89bhp and maximum torque of 219Nm. Its diesel engine is coupled with a 6 speed manual transmission.
In contrary, Fiat Avventura is also available in both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol variants of this car are powered by a 1.4 Litre FIRE engine that churns maximum power of 88.7bhp and maximum torque of 115Nm, whereas the diesel variants of this car are powered by a 1.3 Litre multi-jet engine that churn maximum power of 91.7bhp and maximum torque of 209Nm. Both the petrol and diesel engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The second rival, Volkswagen Cross Polo is also available in both diesel and gasoline options. Its diesel variants are powered by a 1.2 TDI 3-cylinder diesel mill that churns maximum power of 74bhp and maximum torque of 180Nm, whereas the petrol variants of this car are powered by a 1.2 Litre MPI petrol engine that can produce maximum power of 75bhp and maximum torque of 110Nm. Both theseengines are mated to a five speed manual transmission gearbox.
Fuel Economy of i20 Active Vs Avventura Vs Cross Polo
Hyundai i20 Active petrol is speculated to deliver mileage of 17kmpl while its diesel variants are expected to return mileage of 21kmpl.
On the contrary, Fiat Avventura petrol returns an impressive fuel economy of 14kmpl whereas its diesel engine delivers mileage of 20kmpl.
The CrossPolo is also nowhere behind in terms of fuel economy as its petrol engine delivers mileage of 16kmpl and its diesel engine delivers mileage of 20kmpl.
Most buyers who plan on buying a compact crossover do it for the style and image alone. These are two areas where the Active i20 scores top marks in. That, along with the punchy and refined diesel engine, extensive features list and that trusted Hyundai brand name make it the best hatchback crossover in the market at the moment. So is you are looking at a car that offers the practicality of a hatchback but the road presence of a SUV, the Active i20 makes great sense.