The next all-new product from the South Korean automaker Hyundai is the iX25 compact SUV, which is likely to be showcased at the Beijing Auto Show. The Hyundai iX25 compact SUV will rival the likes of the Renault Duster and the Ford EcoSport. Over the last year or so, the automaker has been spotted testing the iX25. The SUV will be built locally with a large quantum of localization in order to keep prices competitive. Talking design, it will embody the Hyundai’s Storm Edge design philosophy, a variation of the Fluidic philosophy.
Also seen on Santa Fe crossover, the Storm Edge design philosophy of Hyundai iX25 will give the SUV a butch appearance with a combination of straight lines and curves driving home the Sports Utility Vehicle appeal. Both turbo diesel and petrol engines will be available on the iX25. It will share its platform with the 2015, next-gen Hyundai i20 hatchback and a future MPV. 1.6 liter and 1.4 liter turbo diesel powerplants are likely to be available on the iX25 and likely to measure about 4.25 meters in length. A 2570 mm wheelbase, rear AC vents and 5 seats in a 2+3 layout are the details which have been revealed.
Given its dimensions, the Hyundai iX25 is likely to be expensive than the Ford EcoSport but similarly priced to Renault Duster. LED day time running lamps, Projector headlamps, a 4-wheel drive system, independent rear suspension and rear disc brakes are the other features likely to be available on the iX25 compact SUV.
Chances are the model will be officially launched on 20th April during the Beijing Auto Show’s press day before going on sale in the 2nd half of the year.