Hyundai ix25 spied in India testing with Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster
Hyundai ix25 compact SUV has begun trial runs with full camouflage in Tamil Nadu. Mr. V. R. Muthukaruppan sent Motorbeam a spy shot of ix25 test mule spotted on NH7 highway in Hosur.
Interestingly, Hyundai ix25 was caught testing with its rivals Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster. The reader mentioned that ix25 seems longer than EcoSport and hence it could have more spacious cabin. Hyundai ix25 was unveiled at 2014 Beijing Motor Show in April and dimensions were revealed to be 4270 mm x 1780 mm x 1630 mm (Length x Width x Height), and 2590 mm wheelbase, but Indian version will be a sub-4 metre model. Dimensions of Ford EcoSport are 3999 mm x 1765 mm x 1708 mm (L x W x H) and 2,520 mm wheelbase; and that of Renault Duster are 4315 x 1822 x 1695 (L x W x H), and 2,673 mm wheelbase. Hence ix25 will be somewhat bigger than Ford EcoSport and smaller than Renault Duster, which will reflect in pricing too. Trial unit of Hyundai ix25 is said to be wearing 17 inch alloy wheels.
Hyundai ix25 compact SUV is based on same platform as new Elite i20. Interiors as per earlier spy shots are taken from Santa Fe SUV. Mr. Muthukaruppan mentioned he was not able to check out interiors of Hyundai ix25 as they were camouflaged. Features and variant spread may resemble Elite i20’s.
Powertrain options would include 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre petrol and diesel engines powering front wheels, while All Wheel Drive (AWD) could be offered in top of line variants. At expected price range of Rs. 8 and Rs. 12 lakhs, Hyundai ix25 could receive the enthusiasm and response its rivals enjoyed.
Via – Motorbeam