Hyundai ix25 revealed
Hyundai has revealed its entry into the city-sized SUV market, the ix25, at the Beijing motor show. But, for the time being at least, it is staying in China.
Officially the South Korean brand has only confirmed that the production version of the new model will go on sale in China by the end of 2014.
But the ix25, which has been spied testing recently, is reportedly based on the same underpinnings as the new Kia Soul, making it highly likely that sales will be expanded around the world shortly.
The ix25 is designed to compete against the growing number of baby SUVs including the Holden Trax, Ford EcoSport and Renault Captur.
Under the bonnet is believed to be a 2.0-litre petrol engine but Hyundai hasn’t confirmed production powertrains.
Hyundai Australia has been contacted for comment. Previously the company has said it is uncertain at this stage if the ix25 will be available for Australia.