Hyundai officially unveiled its ix25 compact SUV concept at the Beijing Auto Show 2014. This compact SUV is strategically developed for the Chinese market and the company hasn’t announced plans to take this model international yet. Hyundai announced the ix25 will go on sale, in China, later this year.
The ix25 is designed with the Hyundai Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design theme and the concept looks pretty nice. The crossover features sweptback headlamps, a hexagon grille, large foglamp inserts on the bumper and a silver skid plate. The rear gets wrap-around tail lamps, a spoiler with integrated brake lights and a large rear bumper with two inserts which might be done away with in the production model. It’s not certain on how much of the details will make it to the production model, but the concept looks close to one.
The vehicle measures 4,270mm in length, 1,780mm in width and 1,630mm in height. The SUV is expected to be powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine for the Chinese market of which there isn’t many details.
The ix25 is dimensionally larger than the Ford EcoSport which ducks under the four-metre mark to qualify for the excise concessions in India. As a result, if Hyundai decides to bring this compact crossover here it might be pitted against the bigger Renault Duster (4,315mm).