Car News Hyundai Maruti Suzuki

India bound SUVs Hyundai ix25 and Maruti Across on display at Auto Shanghai 2015

Hyundai ix25 2015 Auto Shanghai
Hyundai ix25 will sit below Hyundai Santa Fe.

Two of the most awaited crossovers in India are put on show at 2015 Auto Shanghai.

Hyundai ix25 and Maruti Across (a.k.a. Suzuki S-Cross) are slated for launch in India this year, to occupy the lucrative compact crossover C-segment dominated by Renault Duster.

Maruti Across 2015 Auto Shanghai

Maruti Across will launch way before Hyundai ix25.

Both models from two of the nation’s largest carmakers, apart from competing with each other and the French crossover, will also take an aim at other SUVs in the price range, including Mahindra XUV500, Tata Safari Storme facelift and the like. Both could potentially hurt sales of Ford EcoSport as well, albeit being positioned in a slightly lower segment.

Hyundai ix25, codename GS in India, is expected to be noticeably different from the model selling in China, same goes for Maruti Across. ix25 was launched in Chinese market in October, 2014, and Suzuki S-Cross has been on sale there since 2013. Both are priced at over Rs. 11 lakh equivalent in China, but in India starting prices would hopefully be lower than Rs. 10 lakh mark, as both will be manufactured locally.

Hyundai ix25 2015 Auto Shanghai

Hyundai ix25 will sit below Hyundai Santa Fe.

Equipment levels / features on both Hyundai ix25 and Maruti Across would be same, but it is highly likely that the South Korean model will be touted as a more premium product, even in terms of pricing. Expect Maruti Across to launch first, in May, and Hyundai ix25 around September, 2015.

Speaking about engine options, Hyundai will power the ix25 with both 1.4 and 1.6l diesel engine options, while Maruti will give Across a Fiat sourced 1.6l diesel engine option. Maruti is not expected to offer a petrol option aboard the new ACross, while IX25 will get a 1.6l petrol mill, same which is seen on existing Verna sedan.

Once launched, both ix25 and Across will rival the likes of Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and Mahindra XUV500.

More images at – IndianAutosBlog


About the author

Ashwin Ram N P

Ashwin Ram N P

Life after college in 2014 has seen Ashwin Ram propel himself wholeheartedly into the auto industry. Information is never enough for this young blogger who enthusiastically ticks his elaborate checklist at each drive. The need to add that one extra detail ensures select articles that are upbeat, and comprehensive.

Email -