Report – India-bound Hyundai ix25 launched in China at INR 11.96 lakhs


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Top-end variant offers 4WD.

The Hyundai ix25 compact crossover SUV has been launched in China at a starting price of 119,800 yuan (around INR 11.96 lakhs).

Hyundai ix25 launched in China front three quarter
The ix25 for China is made by the Beijing-Hyundai JV.

Showcased as a near production concept at the Auto China in Beijing in April, the production model was unveiled last month at the Chengdu Auto Show. The vehicle will go head on against the Honda XR-V which is a China-specific variant of the HR-V (Vezel).

The ix25 for the Chinese market is available with 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol motors mated either to a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The top-end variant is priced at 179,800 yuan (around INR 17.95 lakhs).

The smaller engine is good for 122.8 bhp and 150.7 Nm of torque and is available only in 2WD version while the bigger mill generates 158 bhp and 192 Nm of torque and is offered in both 2WD and 4WD versions.

Hyundai ix25 production interior version at Chengdu Auto Show
The top-end variant comes with touchscreen multimedia infotainment system.

The equipment list of the top-end trim includes LED daytime running lights, panoramic sunroof, leather seats, touchscreen multimedia infotainment system, electrically folding wing mirrors, cruise control, automatic climate control, keyless start, reverse parking camera, ESP and so on.

Also read: Hyundai ix25-based Kia mini SUV spotted in Korea

The Hyundai ix25 has started testing on Indian roads and its launch is expected sometime next year.

Competitors in India: Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra Scorpio, Nissan Terrano
Expected Price: INR 8-10 lakhs, ex-showroom
Launch Date: 2015

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