Hyundai Motor have showcased the production version of the China spec ix25 compact SUV at the ongoing Guangzhou Auto Show. Featuring the Korean carmaker’s Fluidic Sculpture version 2.0 design philosophy, demonstrated earlier by the Genesis sedan and the i20 hatch, the ix25 looks rather good.
Up front the car features Hyundai i20-ish headlamps, replete with DRLs. The hexagonal grille features a triad of black slats holding the Hyundai emblem in place. A muscular front bumper with trapezoidal, black coloured air intakes on the flanks and a massive central air-dam give the face of the ix25 a dominant aura. The front air dam is wrapped in brushed metal inserts, which also work as faux diffusers.
Featuring a bold front and a sporty profile / rear, the ix25 is Hyundai’s version of the Ecosport. It will however not be able to meet the sub-4 meter excise saving criteria like the former, as it has a length of 4270 mm, width and height stand at 1780mm and 1630mm respectively.
The Chinese model gets is power from a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 122 bhp and 150 Nm of torque. Another bigger engine is the 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol with 1658 bhp and 192 Nm. Transmission duties are taken care of by a 6-speed manual and an automatic unit.
For the Indian version, expect the ix25 to get the 83PS 1.2 liter petrol and 90PS 1.4 liter diesel engines, offered in the i20 as well. The petrol engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the diesel will get a 6-speed manual.
The top end variant of the car, in the Chinese version features a panoramic sunroof, LED DRLs, a touchscreen multimedia system, cruise control, Keyless Go, parking camera and a whole host of safety features.
Expect the car to make its Indian debut sometime early next year. Stay tuned for more updates on this upcoming compact SUV.
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