New Hyundai ix25 SUV is built on a front-wheel drive platform hatchback Hyundai i20 new generation, and will later brother Kia KX3. But unlike the donor platform new crossover as an option and will receive a full drive (more like a little lower in the technical part of the review).
Appearance Korean compact crossover Hyundai ix25, judging by the photos, is solved in full accordance with the modern design philosophy manufacturer from South Korea called Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 (liquid sculpture). The body of the new SUV efforts of designers have strict and concise, simple, and even straightforward, but … the apparent simplicity hides a dynamic and sporty character of the car.
Chinese auto CAS (Chengdu Auto Show), held in the late summer of 2014, gave the world a regular production car. They became the compact SUV Hyundai ix25.
Previously, the car was shown at an exhibition in Beijing, but the truth only as a concept. Then his name was Hyundai ix25 concept. Novelty Korean giant is still a test of the Paris Motor Show, before going on sale. Buy Hyundai ix25 2014-2015 will be starting on 9 October this year. True model will be available only in China, at least not yet. Price Hyundai ix25 will fluctuate in the range of 140-170 thousand. Yuan (840-1020 m. Rub.).
It should be noted immediately that the new Hyundai ix25 SUV is designed based on the Hyundai i20 2014-2015 year. His last generation was the basis and gave front-wheel drive crossover platform. Although Korean engineers have not forgotten that Hyundai ix25 SUV still and take care of all-wheel drive. It will be available as additional paid options. In developing the exterior design exterior design engineers, artists have used solutions that implement modern philosophy Hyundai – Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, known as liquid sculpture. These trends are visible from the very first photo that appeared in the public domain. Pure and simple lines of the body were to make the car a bit dull and rustic, but quite the contrary turned ix25 dynamic. It is clearly visible the idea of creating a charged car. The front of the Hyundai ah 25 meets solid headlights main light, which have multi-level separation and high beam lens optics neighbor, and signals the direction indicators.
Bottom-mounted thin strip of daylight running lights with LEDs. Character Hyundai ix25 gives stylish facing grille, large chrome inserts. It is combined with the lower air intake, which is blended into the massive bumper, emphasizing its functionality. Also located on the bumper inserts and lining of unpainted plastic, which surround vozbuhozabornik creating expressive frame. Rounding out an elaborate picture of the front of the form as entered in the vertical columns bumper, fog lights.
When viewed from the profile, we found similar to the Kia Soul crossover second generation line – shape of the frame of the windshield and roof line. There is nothing surprising in these two cars the same platform. Although this all similarity ends. Next to us is a completely original model. Solid, and at the same time compact hood, large doors and high window-sill line, wide C-pillar holding up the decaying roof on compact stern and slim front. Provide a full picture wheel arches, they thoughtlessly large and moderately accurate. Availability crossover involves at least a rare congress with a comfortable roadway. Therefore, Hyundai ix25, as well as colleagues in the class, the lower part of the body is protected from impact-resistant plastic lining. They are not painted and designed to take care of all the possible environmental impact.
Aft of the new model from Hyundai turned out pretty stylish. Rear lights kombiniroavnnye dual solution (lamps and LEDs) fillings are quite impressive size. Top back door is a large spoiler, and a massive door bumper, slotted pipe exhaust. As for the sides, rear bumper has a lining of impact-resistant plastic unpainted. Rectangular door is practical, when you open it creates a large rectangular opening. The width and height of the opening with low lowered the floor, allow to transport even very dimensional loads. Overall dimensions of a small SUV Hyundai ix25 selling in China, and in the future in Europe, will fight for customers with models like Ford with EkoSport, Renault and Volkswagen Tiguan Kaptur. Hyundai ix25 2014-2015 has: 4,270 m long; 1,780 m wide; 1,630 m in height; and 2,590 m wheelbase. Dimensions are quite decent, for a compact SUV. And when you consider the size of the clearance (185 mm), the Hyundai ix25 becomes quite an interesting model. Salon equipment and salon Korean ix25 is designed for comfortable accommodation of the driver and four passengers – rear row of seats easily Prima three people. Trunk can receive up to 420 liters of cargo volume, but if you sacrifice the rear seats folded them, you can get 1,100 liters of usable volume.
According to reports, the Korean auto giant Hyundai ix25 will offer a pretty solid set of options. Of course the most valuable will be available for an additional fee. The owner of the new model will be able to count on the 3.5-inch color TFT display that fit perfectly in a technological stylish dashboard and multimedia complex (telephone, music, navigation system) with touch 7-inch monitor, as well as climate control and parking assistant.
An additional level of comfort Hyundai ix25 will be provided a heated steering wheel and seats front row, panoramic sunroof with electric drive, offers leather upholstery and trim color choices. Keyless door opening function (Smart key) and start the engine by pressing a button, power windows and mirrors heated became necessary attributes of a modern car.
Security is provided with 6 airbags, electric power steering and handling and multifunction steering wheel, which can be configured in two ways. Front row seats are controlled by actuators.
Specifications Model Hyundai ix25 2014-2015 year will be driven by one of the two available gasoline four-cylinder engines. 1.6-liter Gamma series will provide a power of 125 hp and a 2.0-liter engine series Nu – 160 hp These road hearts will work in tandem with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission, to choose from. Chassis front-crossover from Hyundai has a front MacPherson strut suspension and a fully independent rear torsion Semi type. Four-wheel drive 4WD, available at a higher cost, will be fused multi-link rear independent suspension. The basic version is provided with disc brakes on all wheels with ABS and a set of electronic systems – ESC, Dynamic Stability steering assist system downhill (DB), automatic protivoskatyvaniya (helps to get under way in the mountain). Conclusion In principle, ix25 turned out pretty interesting. Koreans effectively managed to realize the idea of the production model of the conceptual prototype. Hyundai gradually fills up the family SUV-in and ix25 was no exception. Undoubtedly cars find a buyer, but as far as the car was the best show time, and reviews of the owners, after it goes on sale.