Report – Hyundai India confirms compact SUV for launch next year

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014 - 12:42pm IST

Hyundai India will be driving in its compact SUV next year. The update comes from Rakesh Srivastava, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Hyundai Motor India Limited.

Hyundai ix25 white front three quarters at Auto China 2014
Hyundai India will launch a compact SUV next year.

The compact SUV segment in India, which is composed of the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and Ford EcoSport, is a 11,500 units/month strong segment which a manufacturer cannot afford to miss. While the Indian car industry witnessed a decline of 5 percent last financial year, the compact SUV segment and compact sedan segment were the bright spots, showing positive growth.

Hyundai’s contender for this segment would likely be the the Hyundai ix25 which was revealed at the Beijing Motor Show in April this year. Measuring over 4 meters in length, at 4.27 meters, the ix25 would miss out on the sub-4 meter segment, but would rival the 4.3 meter long Duster nevertheless.

Hyundai ix25 side at Auto China 2014
At 4.27 meters in length, the ix25 will be more of a Duster rival, positioned above the new i20.

The styling which is based on the second generation Fluidic sculpture borrows inspiration from other Hyundai SUVs like the new Santa Fe. While the exteriors of the ix25 were fully shown at the Beijing Show, the interiors were not revealed and the windows of the display cars were opaque.

If Hyundai were to launch the ix25 in India, it would be safe to assume that the crossover would come with the engine options offered on the i20 and Verna.

Hyundai ix25 – Image Gallery

[Source – Financial Express]

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11 thoughts on “Report – Hyundai India confirms compact SUV for launch next year

  1. Raj says:

    This is purely a copier from all vehicles, head lamps- new ford ka sedan, rear – ecosport, grill – new ford fiesta.

    Does hyundai have any innovative items in their vehicle, just copying from others and pricing at premium.

    They are good in doing reverse engineering that is the only strength they have.

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  2. SURINENI SIVARAMARAO says:

    Great news

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  3. Venu says:

    That sounds good as it’s not going to be trimmed to 4 meters. Yes, i just don’t wanted them to disturb proportions of the ix25. As it is it looks proportional. They can use 1.6/1.7 lt. CRDi engine as well a auto box (it’s changing time now on wards) Price it well as it’s going to be an game changer for Hyundai. We know, it’s going cost more than EcoSport, may in the range of Duster or so….it really makes some good business for them and will transform Hyundai from traditional car maker to a good overall product maker.

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  4. Amala singh says:

    Hyundai should somehow bring the length to under 4 mtrs if it wants volumes above 7-8K p.m.

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  5. Rajiv says:

    good news ! hope they put in the i20/verna engines instead og grand i10/xcent.

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  6. frazer vaz says:

    i m happy its launching next year. well i shall wait for it. if its going to be priced competively with duster and terrano. i m sure its goin to do well considering the value for money and the fluidic design of the suv.

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  7. abhimanyu says:

    great news

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  8. Pandi says:

    Anjan,

    There is rumour about i30 launch in this deevali. If this is true, i30 & this SUV will be positioned in same segment?

    This compact SUV will kill C segment but this should come with 90% of Elantra features & fit, finish.

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    1. Hi, this is incorrect, the i30 will not launch in India. Mr. Srivastava was referring to the next gen i20 when he said that a very premium hatchback is to launch.

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      1. martin says:

        The perfect allrounder

    2. Venu says:

      Pandi, If some product is going to kill another product of your own, then that should be good sign of business as business is retained. Otherwise the competitor/opponent will kill that product and take away the business. You are watching the fate of the Amby, it has lost it’s market share other makers or brands as they were unable retain the customers with changing times, so competitors killed it by taking away the market share belonging to it for long. At the same time, it also seen as complimenting the another product. For instance, Maruti has many products in the same segment, customers who drops in for a choice will end up in buying different product from the same brand….increasing the options as well narrowing model choice in a single brand.

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