Hyundai India has confirmed their new ix25 small SUV will be officially unveiled in the last week of June 2015. The ix 25 was first launched in China, after making global premiere at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.
Slated for launch in India by August 2015, just ahead of the festive season, new ix25 is expected to be given a new name here. The reason being, their ‘i’ series of naming, in India is reserved for hatchbacks – i10, Grand i10, Elite i20, and i20 Active. Some buyers might think the name ix25 hints at something which is based on i20 hatch (which is not the case). To avoid this confusion, Hyundai India will most likely give it a new name. We expect this new name to be revealed at the official unveil next month.
Spied on test on the outskirts of the company plant in Chennai, various details of the India-spec ix25 have already been revealed. It will feature a three slat front grille, swept back headlights, LED daytime running lights and projector headlamps were noticed on the model on test along with wrap around tail lamps and spoiler with integrated brake lights. And ofcourse, the design philosophy is based on Hyundai Fluidic Sculpture 2.0.
Interiors of Hyundai ix25 compact SUV offer space and comfort. To maintain sporty appeal, expect several elements borrowed from Hyundai i20 Active. Seen with an all black dashboard at Chengdu Auto Show, the India spec model will receive a dual tone finish with four spoke steering wheel and silver accents. Instrument cluster will sport two dials for speedometer and tachometer while its central console receives a prominent display and electronic climate controls, as is seen in other Hyundai cars in India.
Power to Hyundai ix25 compact SUV will come from their truster 1.6l diesel mill, which is currently seen on the top of the line diesel Verna. This engine delivers 128 PS power and 260 Nm torque. This will make Hyundai ix25 the most powerful in its class. This engine will be mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. Other engine options will include 1.4l CRDi offering 90 PS power and a 1.6l petrol generating 123 PS power, both with manual gearbox. The petrol 1.6l option is expected to get a auto-box, but at a later stage.
In India, ix25 will rival the likes of Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano. It will have a price in the range of Rs 9-12 lakhs.