A series of new spy shots have emerged, which haven captured the new ix25 in detail. Set for India launch by Diwali 2015, the new Hyundai compact SUV is being benchmarked against existing segment favourites, Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster.Ford EcoSport vs Hyundai ix25
The spy shots of Hyundai ix25 you see in the post here, were captured by Team-BHP members, inside Belgaum. As per them, there were two test mules of ix25, along with a Renault Duster and a Ford EcoSport, in the convoy. They also had a chance to peep inside the car, and from the initial looks, the Indian ix25 sports similar interiors as that of Chinese ix25. One of the mules had steel wheels, while the other had alloys. Both cars had LED DRLs and projector headlamps. Sizewise, they say that ix25 was bigger than EcoSport, but smaller than Duster.
Launched last year in China, where it also marked its global debut, the ix25 for India is going very similar. The Chinese ix25 dimensions stands at 4260 x 1780 x 1630 (L x W x H) mm. It has a wheelbase of 2590 mm. This means, the Hyundai ix25 will offer more space as compared to Ford EcoSport, but will be smaller in size when compared to a Nissan Terrano or a Renault Duster. For your reference – Renault Duster dimensions – 4315 x 1822 x 1695, wheelbase – 2673 mm, while Ford EcoSport – 3999 x 1765 x 1708, wheelbase 2520 mm.Though the numbers from China put Ford EcoSport as taller of the two, it was the Hyundai ix25 which looked taller.
Codenamed GS as of now by Hyundai India, Hyundai ix25 is also expected to get a new name for the Indian market. For engine options, it has been rumoured to get the same engines, which are currently seen on top end Verna facelift (launched earlier today). This will be in the form of a 1.6l diesel generating 128 PS power and 260 Nm torque, while the 1.6l petrol engine delivers 123 PS power and 155 Nm torque.