Hyundai ix25 compact SUV likely to share engines with Verna – Spied


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Hyundai looking to sell 4,000 units/month in India.

The Hyundai ix25 compact SUV was spotted on test in India yet again, ahead of a launch reported to take place in the festive season period (September-November period). Currently on sale in China, the ix25 will be launched in India to rival the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and the upcoming Maruti SX4 S-Cross.

Hyundai ix25 India spied side
At 4.27 meters in length, the ix25 will measure in the whereabouts of the Renault Duster.

For the Indian market, Hyundai could choose to use a different name than ‘ix25’, reports Autocar India. The compact SUV is presently codenamed ‘GS’, and is reported to come with localization of 90 percent. The company is said to have invested INR 1,000 crore towards the project.

The ix25 would share its engine options with the Verna. The top-end variants will see 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, the latter getting a 6-speed manual transmission.

In the Chinese market, the ix25 measures 4,270 mm in length, 1,780 mm in width, and 1,630 mm in height, very similar to the Duster. And where the Duster gets the option of a 4WD variant, it remains to be seen if Hyundai launches an AWD variant on the ix25.

Hyundai ix25 dasboardat 2014 Guangzhou Motor Show
The ix25 gets features such as Hill-Hold, 4WD, a touchscreen infotainment system and ESP in China.

Also read: Next generation Hyundai Verna spotted testing in Korea for the first time

According to the report, Hyundai is looking to sell around 4,000 units of the ix25 each month in India.

Competitors: Nissan Terrano, Maruti SX4 S-Cross, Renault Duster
Expected price: INR 8-10 lakhs, ex-showroom
Expected launch: September-November 2015

Hyundai ix25 – Spyshot Gallery

Hyundai ix25 – Image Gallery

[Spyshot from Autocar India]

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