Update: Hyundai is planning to launch the ix25 during this year’s festive season. Check out the launch details here.
We reported earlier that Hyundai will enter into the growing compact SUV segment of the country in 2015. The company will launch the highly anticipated Hyundai ix25 SUV by mid-2015. Scheduled to go on sale in China in October, the ix25 has been spotted testing on Mangalore, Karnataka. The crossover will compete against the likes of Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra Scorpio and others.
Interestingly, the Hyundai ix25 is not a sub-4 metre SUV. This compact SUV is 4270mm long, 1780mm wide and 1622mm high, and it has a large wheelbase of 2590mm. It is expected that company might tweak the dimensions; however, we believe dimensions to remain unchanged. The company might offer a better ground clearance giving the Indian road conditions. First unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show as pre-production concept, the production spec model has recently been shown to public at the Chengdu Motor Show.
The China spec model is offered with two petrol engine options- 2.0L and 1.6L. The 2.0-litre motor is capable of producing 160bhp of top power while the 1.6-litre motor develops 125bhp. Both engines will be paired to either six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. Moreover, there are four-wheel drive system will also be on offer.
The Indian model will be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel options. The vehicle is likely to source the engine lineup with Verna, which means a 1.6-litre petrol and diesel fuel options. Both manual and automatic variants are likely on offer.