Days ago, the first purported leaked image of the hotly awaited Hyundai iX25 compact SUV surfaced. At a similar time, spyshots of the 2015 iX25 compact SUV began doing rounds on the interweb. Similar to what the leaked image of the Hyundai iX25’s exteriors indicate, the spyshots of the iX25’s interiors reveal the compact SUV’s “Storm Edge” design base. The Storm Edge design is a variation of Hyundai’s Fluidic design philosophy that made its debut on the all-new Santa Fe SUV.
The interiors of the iX25 harken Hyundai’s departure from the Fluidic design’s profusion of curves, to a philosophy that brings a more angular, squarish design to the fore. The compact SUV is days away from breaking cover at this year’s Beijing Motor Show, and will make it to Indian shores next year. Said to offer interior room for 5 adults, the iX25 crossover seems set to carry over the South Korean car maker’s feature loaded innards.
This, as the spyshots depict a driver-arm rest, start-stop button, steering mounted media controls, automatic climate control and an infotainment system replete with a CD player. Hyundai will offer both manual and automatic gearbox options on the iX25. The engine range is likely to dip into the 2015 i20 for the entry-level iX25s and the Verna Fluidic’s powertrains for the higher-spec iX25s. The iX25 is based on the 2015 i20’s platform.
Hyundai will manufacture the iX25 in India and efforts are likely to be on for a high level of localization. Given that the iX25 measures 4.25 meters in length, pricing of this compact SUV will reflect this length. The SUV’s pricing is expected to be similar to that of the Renault Duster and the Nissan Terrano, rather than the Ford EcoSport or the Mahindra Quanto. Expect the SUV’s prices to start at a little under 8 lakh rupees.