Hyundai ix25 compact SUV production ready variant spied inside out
With the compact SUV segment gaining in popularity and many automakers having a presence in this segment, Hyundai also wishes to have a slice of the compact SUV pie with launch of ix25 Mini SUV. Slated for launch in China on 9th of October and to launch in India by 2015, the model was spotted testing drawing attention to its interiors and exteriors.
Hyundai ix25, showcased earlier this year in China, measures more than 4 meters in length. However to take advantage of Indian excise duty norms, Hyundai India will be resizing the ix25 compact SUV to fall in a sub 4 meter category. Engine options in India will include a 1.2 liter petrol and 1.4 liter diesel engine. Options in China will include a base 1.6 liter petrol engine and while a more powerful 2.0 liter engine will also be offered with the new ix25 SUV, both mated to manual and automatic gearboxes.
Hyundai will be launching the ix 25 SUV in 7 variants out of which 3 variants will get an AWD system. The vehicle looks similar to the concept showcased at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show with some modifications in the form of automatic AC, silver accents and LED daytime running lights. Changes will also include new foglamps, smaller skid guard and large 5 spoke diamond cut alloy wheels. Interiors which will resemble the Santa Fe SUV will see a multifunction steering wheel, automatic climate control and integrated music system.
Hyundai India is expected to price the ix25 between INR 8-10 lakhs once launched. It will compete with Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster, and Nissan Terrano.
via Auto ifeng