Hyundai ix25 2014 Beijing Motor Show © Hyundai

Hyundai ix25 crossover concept unveiled at Beijing Motor Show

Giving a preview to Hyundai’s new smaller SUV model, the Hyundai ix25 crossover concept was unveiled this week at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.

And continuing with Hyundai’s radical, stylish design, the new Hyundai ix25 is a breath-taking vehicle to look at.

According to the Korean firm, there’s a “Harmony between the bold front, voluminous side and the sporty rear,” which gives the new ix25 concept a distinct premium appearance – exactly the area of the market place Hyundai intends to target with the new car.

At around 4.3m long, 1.8m wide and 1.6m tall, the new Hyundai ix25 is slightly shorter than the current Hyundai ix35, but just as wide, emphasising the concept car’s squat stance.

Powered by firm’s “Nu” 2.0-litre petrol engine, the Hyundai ix25 will go on sale in China at the end of 2014 despite only being released as a concept earlier in the week, but it’s not yet clear if the model will make it as far as Europe.

Hyundai ix25 2014 Beijing Motor Show © Hyundai

Hyundai Motor President, Sung Kee Choi:

“Hyundai Motor has grown into a leading automaker in China through continuous innovation for the past 11 years.

“Hyundai Motor is now poised for a new challenge to become the most-loved brand by Chinese customers, with high-quality models such as the ix25 SUV, which is strategically-developed for China.”

We’re sure there’d be room for a premium new small SUV like the Hyundai ix25 in the UK, going off the success of the upmarket Hyundai Santa Fe off-roader.

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