Hyundai’s upcoming India bound compact SUV ix25 has been launched in China. The SUV was first showcased at the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year and has been spied regularly after that in China. Very recently, it was spotted testing in India, confirming its Indian foray sometime soon.
Chinese ix25 is 4270mm long, 1780mm in width and 1630mm in overall height, thus making it a smaller car than the Renault Duster but bigger than the Ford EcoSport. As we talked about earlier, the ix25 may be a Ford EcoSport rival in China but thanks to the sub 4 meter excise duty benefit law in our country the ix25 will see the Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano as its key competitors. Well later on, we can expect Mahindra’s upcoming compact SUVs to join the bandwagon as well.
Hyundai ix25 Engines
Being a petrol favoring nation China does not get a diesel mill in the ix25, although India will definitely get one. The petrol engines on offer in China are..
- A 1.6 L naturally aspirated, four cylinder mill producing 122.8 bhp of power and 150.7 Nm of torque. This engine is only available as a two-wheel drive.
- A 2.0 L naturally aspirated, four cylinder mill producing 158 bhp of power and 192 Nm of torque. One can buy this variant in a two-wheel drive as well as a four wheel drive.
Being a Hyundai you can expect it to be pretty loaded. The flagship variant gets LED daytime running lights, panoramic sunroof, leather seats, touchscreen multimedia infotainment system, electrically adjustable ORVMs, cruise control, automatic climate control, keyless start, reverse parking camera, Electronic Stability Control et al…
Hyundai ix25 Prices in China
Hyundai has priced the ix25 in China between 1,19,800 RMB (Rs 11.97 lakhs) and 1,79,800 RMB (Rs 17.97 lakhs) the Indian version is expected to be priced around Duster, possibly somewhere between Rs 8.5 lakhs to Rs 12 lakhs.
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