Hyundai ix25, one of the most awaited compact SUVs, finally broke cover and waived hands to the audience at Beijing Auto Show 2014. About to launch in China later this year, we guess this compact SUV will travel to various countries around the world in the coming time.
Measuring length at 4,270mm, width at 1,780mm and height at 1,630mm, its wheelbase stretches to 2,590mm, and is subtle enough to cater the buyers in China, flanked cosmetically by Hyundai Motor’s evolved Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy.
Considering under the hoods, company said ix25 will be embellished with a Nu 2.0 petrol engine.
On the aesthetic front, it remains more or less similar to the elder SUV Hyundai Santa Fe. With not so wider front grille, it is done with brushed aluminum finished skid plate on the front bumpers for a stealth kind of persona. The sides are too of compact SUV brace. On the rear, it has big tail lamps and king-size exhaust with chrome insert, complemented by a skid plate. The alloys speak of different character. It was disappointing not to see the rear-mounted spare wheel, which most of the compact SUVs of recent times are found having off with great enthusiast. It remains clear, most of the buyers may not appreciate the rear fascia without it as it feels incomplete widely.
“The “i” in ix25 stands for the ‘inspiring, intelligent and innovative’ characteristics of the young generation,” said Hyundai.
“Hyundai Motor has grown into a leading automaker in China through continuous innovation and we are now poised for a new challenge to become the most loved brand by Chinese customers,” said Hyundai Motor President Sung Kee Choi. “We will now prepare for another successful decade in China through the launch of high-quality models such as the ix25 SUV, which is strategically-developed for China, and the all-new Genesis introduced today.”