Hyundai ix25 is Ready for the Chinese car market
Published on September 19, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the brand new Hyundai ix25 SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market on October 9. Price will start around 140.000 yuan and end around 170.000 yuan. The production version of the Hyundai ix25 debuted last month on the Chengdu Auto Show.
Interior with orange detailing looks much better than the all-black variant we saw earlier. Large touch screen in the center console.
The ix25 is a China-only compact SUV. It is manufactured in China by the Beijing-Hyundai joint venture to compete with cars such as the popular Ford Ecosport and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun.
The ix25 is based on the platform of the Kia Soul, which is made in China by the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture.
At launch there will be only one engine available; a 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol with 160hp, mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. Later on a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol will be added to the line-up.
Size: 4270mm/1780mm/1630, wheelbase is 2590.
A lotta lines at the back. Skid pad for cool. Invisible exhaust pipe not cool.
Big grille with three heavily chromed horizontal bars.