Hyundai ix25 compact SUV unveiled at 2014 Beijing Motor Show
South Korea’s largest car manufacturer, Hyundai has revealed the all-new ix25 compact SUV for the global market in Beijing today. To be priced from approximately 140,000 yuan (or EUR 16,259 or INR 13.55 lakhs or $22,462), new Hyundai ix25 will go on sale in China first, by third quarter of this year.
To be powered by Hyundai’s 2.0l Nu engine. This 2.0l engine featuring D-CVVT – Dual-Continuous Variable Valve Timing, was first unveiled back in 2011. The maximum power delivered by this engine is 148 hp at 6,500 rpm and 178 Nm torque at 4,700 rpm. Another tune of the same 2.0l Nu engine is also on offer. This features the same bore, but has a longer stroke, which gives power output of 164 hp and 201 Nm torque for the MPI variant, while the GDI variant delivers 174 hp and 213 Nm torque.
Dimensions of new Hyundai ix25 stands at 4270 mm in length, 1780 mm in width, and 1,630 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,590 mm. This means, that the Hyundai ix25 is not as big as the Renault Duster, but is not as compact as the Ford EcoSport. Though the ix25 is longer and wider than the Ford EcoSport, it is shorter by 78 mm.
Dimensions of Renault Duster stand at 4,315 mm length, 1,822 mm width, 1,695 mm height and 2,673 mm wheelbase. Dimensions of Ford EcoSport stand at 3,999 mm length, 1,765 mm width, 1,708 mm tall, and 2,520 mm wheelbase.
Once successfully launched in China, Hyundai will launch the ix25 in other markets across the globe. We are not sure if India will get this very same car or not. The market in India for compact SUVs is booming, mostly for the under 4 meter segment. This might be the reason for Hyundai not launching the ix25 in India.
Many car makers are working on launching sub 4 m SUVs in India. Honda has plans to launch a under 4m SUV, and so has Tata and Maruti. Mahindra is already working on one – S101. It is very much possible that Hyundai works on a sub 4 meter version, which will be based on the Grand 10 platform.