Spied – Hyundai’s EcoSport/Duster rival spotted with rear aircon, decent legroom


Karthik H,

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Hyundai’s EcoSport-rivaling mini SUV that is India-bound has been spotted testing in China. The compact SUV is expected to debut at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show (to be held in April), followed by a launch in China within this year, says a report on iFeng Auto.

Hyundai ix25 front three quarter spyshot
The ix25 is based on Hyundai’s Curb Concept displayed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

Positioned below the Tucson/ix35, the mini SUV could use the ‘ix25’ branding. The site also says that the ix25 is expected to have a wheelbase of around 2,570 mm, making it ideal for India.

Hyundai ix25 dashboard spyshot
Seats, arm-rest and trims are not from the Grand i10’s parts inventory.

Going by the spyshots, the vehicle is based on Hyundai’s Curb concept. The Curb concept comes from Hyundai’s California design studio and was showcased for the first time at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

Hyundai Curb Concept interior press shot
The Curb Concept’s dashboard had a single screen that spanned from the driver till the front passenger.

The concept incorporates a wraparound windshield and free-form headlamps and taillights. The interior is connectivity-themed, allowing for the users to access the internet while on the drive.

Hyundai ix25 rear seats spyshot
The rear benefits from recessed front seat backs, adjustable headrests, seating for three, and an aircon vent, making it a pro-India and pro-China vehicle.

On the rear, there is an air-con vent and three adjustable headrests that emerging markets like India would ask for. The back of the front seats are sculpted to give little additional knee room and a third seat belt on the bench suggests that this would legally be a five-person carrier.

Hyundai ix25 spyshots – Image Gallery

[Source – Auto.ifeng]

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