Friday, April 10, 2015
By Kamal Swami
Hyundai ix25 Compact SUV: Some features leaked
After successful launch of i20 Active Crossover in Indian car market, French car maker has now started making preparations for launching its first ever compact SUV ix25 scheduled for launch in Indian car market during August 2015. According to reports apart from 1.6 litre petrol and diesel engines as offered in Elite i20 and i20 Active, car maker also plans to bring one more engine configuration of 1.4 litre in the diesel trim of upcoming compact SUV. Sources related with production and test drives also vouched the news about the introduction of 1.4 litre diesel engine.
The compact SUV is already on sale in global market with two engine options of 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre in petrol version mated with six speed manual and automatic transmission system. The former is offered with option of front wheel drive while the later is offered with option of four wheel drive. As far as introduction of these features in Indian car market is concerned nothing has been so far revealed by company sources. According to reports in Indian car market it would be offered with price tag varying from Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 12 lakh and with different name. After launch it will compete against Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Ford EcoSport and Nissan Terrano.
It is reported that Indian version of ix25 would be equipped with contemporary features and perfect mixture of style and design continuing from its International version with minute changes at the front and rear fascia. The features that would be offered in inside the cabin include central console with audio controls, climate controls and air con vents.