Hyundai IX25 To Be The Chief Player In SUV Segment

2015-05-25 11:24:20
Hyundai IX25 To Be The Chief Player In SUV Segment
Hyundai IX25 To Be The Chief Player In SUV Segment

India is recognised as one of the fastest growing markets for all kinds of compact SUV’s. Manufacturers are entering into the fray with all sizes of vehicles and it appears that 2015 will be witnessing some of the major players entering this segment of vehicle designs, and the chief player would be Hyundai which is coming with its Hyundai ix25 crossover. 

What the ix25 looks like is a smaller form of Santa Fe SUV. The external design is pretty similar that extends to the roofline. However, the bumper appears to be quite different which has got a vertical design, unlike to the round shaped bumper of the Santa Fe. The fog lamps give the majority of them the vertical shape.

The headlights also appear to be pointed out a tad bit. The side profile i.e. the stance leads in the forward direction along with the rear rooflines that tapers sharply while it gets connected to the tail lamps and the arches of flared wheels. The rear gets a vertically laded design which makes each part to appear as if it was a separate section. One of the part starts from the spoiler and goes to the glass base whereas the second part starts from hatch door’s centre ridge line and goes just above the slot for number plate. The third section includes the black bumper and the loading lip. The rear section appearance is completed by the bash plate which silver in colour and the tail lamps.

Looking at the interior of the new ix25, it is exactly what the interior of the Verna India spec sedan includes all the layouts in the cabin of the Verna. However it is believed that the India-specific sedan will have interiors in beige colour and will have a list of specific feature which includes climate control, touch screen entertainment system, OVRM’s that are electrically adjustable, power windows, rear AC vents and an optional variant that comes with added safety features.

It is expected that the boot of the sedan will be quite big and roomy with a storage capacity of 400 litres at least. It is also possible that jump seats will be offered for the 3rd row so that the number of seats in the car can be increased. Optional leather seats may also be offered with the top spec petrol and diesel models.

The Indian version of ix25 will be incorporated with petrol engines of capacity 1.4 litres and 1.6 litres while the diesel model will be available with a 1.6 litre 4-cylinder engine similar to that in Verna. It is expected that the gearbox option will include a five-speed manual, a six-speed manual and also a four-speed AT, all of which will be sending power directly to the wheels n the front. The top spec models will be offering EBD, ABS and traction. The price of the SUV is expected to range from INR 7 lakhs to INR 13 lakhs, competing with Renault Duster, Mahindra Scorpio and Ford EcoSport.

Hyundai models:

Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai XG300
Hyundai Tiburon
Hyundai Elantra Coupe
Hyundai Excel
Hyundai Scoupe
Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Elantra Touring
Hyundai Equus
Hyundai XG350
Hyundai Entourage
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Azera
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Veracruz
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra GT
Hyundai Genesis
Hyundai Accent