Every now and then, we’ve been greeted by the spyshots of the ix25 compact SUV, which is Hyundai’s answer to the likes of the Ford EcoSport and the Renault Duster. Along with the spyshots, a steady stream of new details about the SUV have been cropping up. Today is one such day when we have some more information about the car for you.
The Hyundai ix25 will come with a grille and wheel arches that will remind you of the Santa Fe. The compact SUV will be Hyundai’s latest product to offer the Storm Edge design. The iX25 will measure 4.25 meters long although we hope that the India-spec model ducks below 4 meters to avail duty benefits.
The SUV will be sold with a choice of a two diesel motors and a petrol unit. The petrol motor will be a 1.1 litre 75 BHP unit while the diesel motor will be a top of the line 1.6 litre diesel unit in two states of tune: 90BHP and 110BHP. It will be launched for markets other than South Korea next year while the South Korean market could get this SUV as early as later this year.
Said to based on the Kia Soul, the Hyundai iX25 compact SUV has been spotted in China as well. New spyshots of the Hyundai ix25’s reveal that the car has a torsion beam rear suspension, unlike the the Kia sibling’s multi-link suspension, which is a more expensive suspension set up. The Hyundai compact SUV will get an all wheel drive system right from the outset. Daytime running LEDs, rear disc brakes and projector headlamps will be offered on top-end variants of the SUV.
Since the chassis, dimensions, pricing, handling and features list of the Hyundai iX25 will be identical to that of the Kia Soul, an all wheel drive system and a multi-link suspension is likely to be standard on the top end variants of the Hyundai SUV as well. While the Kia Soul will also get a 1.6 litre turbocharged diesel motor, we doubt if the same will ever make it to Indian shores.
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