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Old 4th April 2016, 11:28   #136
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Hi Folks,

Since last 1 month, we have been researching for a premium hatch back in the range 8 to 10 lakhs

I request senior BHPians' advise.

Following are the requirements

1. I am a defensive driver. Do not cross 55 kmph in city and 80 kmph in highway. So engine power can be moderate

2. Usage - 30 to 50 km per day. 25% highway- 75% city - Petrol preferred

3. Need the following features- automatically foldable ORVM, ECM,AVN, glove cooling, backside AC vent etc.

4. Reasonable mileage - 12 to 13 in city , 15 to 17 in highway

5. Good Ground Clearance - 180 to 200

6. Should fetch a good resale value after 4 years

We tried Baleno Alpha- But waiting period is 6 to 8 months in Gurgaon

Finally tried i20 Active SX AVN- Felt very appealing .

But after reading through the review, I am in a confusion

Reviews say the petrol engine is sluggish - But will it suffice my motoring requirements?

According to my usage does buying the diesel variant make sense? ( considering engine power, mileage, resale value )

Any other alternative to i20 Active as per my requirement?

Will be grateful for your suggestions

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Hi Folks,

Since last 1 month, we have been researching for a premium hatch back in the range 8 to 10 lakhs

I request senior BHPians' advise.

Following are the requirements

1. I am a defensive driver. Do not cross 55 kmph in city and 80 kmph in highway. So engine power can be moderate

2. Usage - 30 to 50 km per day. 25% highway- 75% city - Petrol preferred

3. Need the following features- automatically foldable ORVM, ECM,AVN, glove cooling, backside AC vent etc.

4. Reasonable mileage - 12 to 13 in city , 15 to 17 in highway

5. Good Ground Clearance - 180 to 200

6. Should fetch a good resale value after 4 years

We tried Baleno Alpha- But waiting period is 6 to 8 months in Gurgaon

Finally tried i20 Active SX AVN- Felt very appealing .

But after reading through the review, I am in a confusion

Reviews say the petrol engine is sluggish - But will it suffice my motoring requirements?

According to my usage does buying the diesel variant make sense? ( considering engine power, mileage, resale value )

Any other alternative to i20 Active as per my requirement?

Will be grateful for your suggestions

Thanks

Krish
Hi Krish, i own an active petrol for similar usage as yours. It is a niche product, impressed us at the first look. Confusion existed for diesel vs petrol.
After 4 months of usage and 3300 km on the odo these are my points.
1. A very impressive product for the price, can be made a headturner in any city.
2. Diesel could be your perfect choice if you desire to feel the thrust.
3. Petrol keeps you happy if expectations are not too much. 55kmph in city and 80kmph in highway is achievable with no much effort. While overtaking in tighter situation, swift action from driver for gear down is needed as engine takes few seconds to catchup, whereas diesel buddy is sporty. Like the Jet engine spool up
4. Mileage wise 11kmpl in city is possible and highway wise expect 15kmpl.
5. Powerful Air conditioning with all the gizmos in place.
6. AVN is really a disappointment with it's hard to repond tocuhscreen and navigation that's is not even close to Google or Here Maps. It is like the Apple maps in India.
7. In chennai I do see a lot a lot of Elite Petrol cars but very little of Active Petrols. I suppose Diesel wins here.
8. I had booked Baleno in launch and cancelled it for it is Featherlite character inspite of the dealer being a close friend of mine with all the best deals.
9. The Ground clearance is absolutely fantastic that gives you a lot of confidence, with refined suspension it is fine to ride over pot holed chennai.
10.Try and test drive the petrol(Elite is what they give) and feel over few kilometers. Decide wisely as Hyundai generally does fetch you greater resale as Maruti, but i surely do recommend the product.
11. I am taking active for tuning for more power withing the design limits post 1st service soon.
Happy Motoring they say.
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Can somebody confirm regarding head lamps i20 active sx . Is it xenon projector like in Baleno Alpha ?
Hi @krish-iitm, no these are regular halogens; not the xenons. I have never felt the want of more lights with the regular ones.
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Thank you itssmano for your valuable input.

This weekend I am going to test drive both diesel and petrol variants.

Will update.

Thanks again

Krish
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Hi @krish-iitm, no these are regular halogens; not the xenons. I have never felt the want of more lights with the regular ones.
Thanks iamswift for the information:

However in the Brochure , it is shown as Projector Head Lamp for S and SX variants. For the base variant, it is normal Halogen.

Does it mean that, the Brochure is wrong misguiding ?

If the answer is yes, I would not be surprised as per my experience with Hyundai.

When I purchased my i10 Asta 1.2 ( 2009 model), I was shocked to see that, there was nor key-removal reminder, in spite of its mention in the Brochure !

Thanks anyway

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However in the Brochure , it is shown as Projector Head Lamp for S and SX variants. For the base variant, it is normal Halogen.

Does it mean that, the Brochure is wrong misguiding ?
Projector head lamp it is, but the bulbs are not HID. Its the regular halogen ones. You will not get a white light but the regular cream coloured light. Because of the projector head lamps, the light is more focussed and provides ample illumination.
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Hi Guys,

What mileage should I expect from my ACTIVE SX(O) CRDI,I just got the first service done it's giving me 13 KMPL in bangalore traffic with AC set to auto full time.
I think its on the lower side, Please advise.

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I had taken a test drive of the i20 active sx and was told that the car came with a spare alloy. I saw this too. This was in late March (29-30 ish).
I got delivery of i20 active Sx last week from Frontier Hyundai. Spare was regular steel, not alloy.

I'm confused about the roof rails if a roof carrier can be attached to them or not since the manual mentions that a roof carrier can be attached with max 70 Kg load.


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The Active gets matte-finish roof rails:



A lateral view. They have a sturdy build. Only form, no function (e.g. you can't attach a Thule cargo box on them):


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I got delivery of i20 active Sx last week from Frontier Hyundai. Spare was regular steel, not alloy.
So many things keep changing with respect to the specs and accessories.
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that a roof carrier can be attached with max 70 Kg load.
Many thanks for the correction! Have updated the review with due credit to you .
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Hi Krish, i own an active petrol for similar usage as yours. It is a niche product, impressed us at the first look. Confusion existed for diesel vs petrol.

After 4 months of usage and 3300 km on the odo these are my points.





5. Powerful Air conditioning with all the gizmos in place.



Hello, quoting an old post of yours. Hope you don't mind. Couple of questions..
1. How is the interior holding up ? Rattles, squeaks and other unwanted music if any ?

2. You said the AC is a chiller, does it make the drive any boring considering the engine is not very enthusiastic in the first place ?

3. When do you start feeling the engine is strained on a highway run ?

4. Did you drive the jazz before you bought active ? Anything that went against jazz ?

Your answers would help me in my buying decision. Personally I like the active as a true niche product but all the talks about boring petrol engine has kept me away and inclined towards jazz. Baleno is still looking inaccessible even with a booking done in Feb. I Need a car by July.

Cheers... Shiv.
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My son, who owns a November 2015-made Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 CRDi SX AVN Phantom Black, received this today fromTrident Hyundai:

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Second service done at 9,800 kms, a few days back.

Engine oil CRDI 5.3 L - 1,569/-
Air filter - 316/-
Oil filter - 450/-
Labour - nil

Total cost - 2,335/-

Was suggested to get the balancing and alignment done, I refused as there was no need.

AVN firmware was updated, along with the map data, using a SD card.
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It just came to my notice that the tyre pressure guide sticker stamped on my car's door frame has the tyre specifications from Creta and not i20 Active. Is it the same on all others?
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No. Mine shows 33 psi for the front and 31 if the back is not loaded, if loaded then 33 psi in all four.

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