Production-spec 2015 Hyundai iX25 Compact SUV spied in China

The 2015 Hyundai iX25 will go on sale in China shortly and production of the compact SUV has already begun in that part of the world. The production version of the Hyundai iX25 has been spotted and the compact SUV shows a few minor changes, vis-a-vis the concept version that was first unveiled at this year’s Beijing Motor Show. 

DRLs on the headlamps, the front bumper, alloy wheels and the hatch lid of the production-spec Hyundai iX25 show minor deviations from the concept version. These changes apart, the overall profile and looks of the production ready iX25 remain true to that if the concept version.

In China, the iX25 will be sold with 1.6 liter and 2 liter petrol engines, with manual and automatic gearbox options. Both front wheel drive and all wheel drive layouts will be offered on the China-spec iX25. The SUV will be launched in India next year, with a turbo diesel engine being offered along with a naturally aspirated petrol motor.

The iX25 measures over four meters in length, and is therefore likely to be a rival to the Renault Duster than the Ford EcoSport, price wise. The iX25 will seat five adults and will roll out from Hyundai India’s Sriperumbudur car manufacturing facility, off Chennai.

Hyundai is known for appointing its cars with premium interiors and the same trait is likely to be carried over to the iX25 as well. Expect a slew of features such as an automatic climate control module, steering mounted controls, a cooled glove box and an advanced infotainment module to be offered in the new compact SUV.

The iX25 is based on the 2015 Hyundai i20 platform. The platform and parts sharing is expected to give Hyundai economies of scale. The 2015 i20 will be launched in India later this year. However, the  iX25 is a good year away from hitting production at Sriperumbudur.

Spyshots courtesy Auto.iFeng