Render- Is this the Ecosport Rivaling Hyundai Compact SUV ?

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  •  Hyundai Compact SUV rendered
  • To lock horns with the Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano

After bringing you the latest exterior and interior spy shots, we now have the rendering of the upcoming Hyundai compact SUV.

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The Hyundai compact SUV has been spied recently in China. The latest spyshots of the Hyundai compact SUV showed the rear air conditioning vents, three headrests and three seat belts on the rear seat. Hence it is clear the Hyundai Compact SUV will be positioned as a five seater, akin to the Ecosport and Duster.The SUV is expected to go on sale in the Indian car market soon after its public debut and the model is expected to make its public debut at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, which will be held in April this year.

The Hyundai compact SUV will go on sale with the ix25 nameplate and the vehicle will incorporate design cues from the Hyundai Curb Concept, which was revealed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. The SUV will ride on a new platform, which will also underpin a 6 seater MPV.

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Hyundai Curb Concept’s dashboard boasted of a single LCD screen that ran across the dashboard and we won’t raise eyebrows if we see a similar setup on the production model.

Petrol engine for the Hyundai Compact SUV is likely to be mated with manual and automatic gearboxes, whereas the diesel engine will be mated a manual transmission. The petrol motor could be the EcoBoost rivaling 1.0 liter, direct injection, turbocharged petrol engine. A monocoque body and front wheel drive layout will be standard. The compact SUV will be positioned below the larger Tucson/ix35 and will have a wheelbase of around 2,570 mm.

The Hyundai compact SUV, upon launch in India, will lock horns with the Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and the Nissan Terrano. Not much details are known currently about the ix25. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more Hyundai mini SUV images and details.

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