India-bound Hyundai ix25 – Auto Shanghai Live
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Launched in October 2014 for the Chinese market.
Hyundai brought the ix25 SUV for display at the Auto Shanghai 2015, which has been on sale since October 2014. Prices at the launch started at 119,800 yuan (around INR 11.96 lakhs) for the base model, while the top-end variant with 4WD cost 179,800 yuan (around INR 17.95 lakhs).
First unveiled as a production car at the 2014 Chengdu Motor Show, the ix25 is Hyundai’s take on a compact SUV. Its design draws inspiration from Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language that also influences the Elite i20. At 4.27 meters, it belongs in a segment that includes the Honda XR-V. Top-end variants feature LED DRLs with projector headlamps, panoramic sunroof, and large 5-spoke alloy rims.
Standard equipment in the top-end trim include electrically folding wing mirrors, touchscreen multimedia infotainment system, cruise control, automatic climate control, keyless start, reverse parking camera, ESP and many more. Dual front airbags, chest level airbags, ABS with EBD round up the safety features.
The Chinese-spec ix25 comes packed with a 1.6-litre or a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engines. They are capable of delivering 122.8 bhp/150.7 Nm and 158 bhp/192 Nm, respectively. For the transmission, Hyundai is offering a choice between a 6-speed manual and an automatic unit.
For the Indian market, Hyundai is expected to launch the ix25 in August, and will be sold under a different name. The company is aiming to achieve a high localization content of 90 percent for the ix25.