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Old 5th May 2015, 07:10   #241
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What purpose does driving a benchmark alongside at all times serve?
Sorry for this newbie question.
I think that in addition to the performance another reason could be from the marketing guy's perspective that when people would see and even click pictures of the camouflaged vehicle then the comparison would happen with its nearest competitor.
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Hyundai small SUV to get India-specific changes

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Hyundai's new small SUV to get a different name, dual-tone interiors and two-diesel engine options.

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Hyundai will bring in this new SUV with as many as three interior shade options, the base trims are likely to get an all black theme while the middle and high variants will get dual-tone shades in the form of either black-beige or black with blue or orange, like offered on the i20 Active.
Hyundai will also equip the higher variants of this SUV with a large touchscreen-infotainment system, placed at the very centre of the dash. This system will act as a display for the reverse camera and also serve functions such as navigation, along with features for audio such as Bluetooth, USB and aux.
http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...-394920.aspx/3

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Hyundai's new small SUV to get a different name, dual-tone interiors and two-diesel engine options.
Biegeee!!! Biegeee!! Why Hyundai why? Why not get the all back version like in China..

All black is considered as a low cost or cheap option here in India. Terribly irritating when only two-tone interior options are offered on top trim. At least, make all black an option on the top trims also. When will Hyundai learn?

Look at the Polo GT or Ecosport top end trim. ALL BLACK interiors.

Also, do we know if 4 or 6 airbags are on offer on top trim?

Edit: expected pricing is 11-15 Lakhs. Doesn't matter (to me) now, makes the top variant out of reach for me. :(

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Edit: expected pricing is 11-15 Lakhs. Doesn't matter (to me) now, makes the top variant out of reach for me. :(
Wasn't this pricing range expected? Firstly because of size, secondly because of fit and finish compared to Duster and lastly the availability of a more powerful engine compared to K9K 108 bhp.
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The Hyundai ix25 (nee "GS") was spotted testing in Chennai, with a Ford EcoSport in tow as a benchmark car.
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What purpose does driving a benchmark alongside at all times serve?
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simple, for real time performance (any parameter) comparison.
So this is what confuses me - isn't the ix25 targeted at the Duster? So why benchmark the ix25 against the EcoSport? Isn't the i20 Active meant to compete with the EcoSport?
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No mention of transmission? I hope there is a mid range automatic in the 13 L segment.
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Wasn't this pricing range expected? Firstly because of size, secondly because of fit and finish compared to Duster and lastly the availability of a more powerful engine compared to K9K 108 bhp.
Well, yeah maybe. But when one of our members here (tsk?) came back from the feedback clinics by Hyundai-Nielsen, he stated that the pricing was supposed to be very competitive, benchmark the car against Ecosport and likely undercut the Duster pricing. I know 1.6 diesel, >4 mtrs and all, but I was just being hopeful.

I'm not sure though if 11-15 is aggressive pricing. If I had the capacity to afford a vehicle in that price range, I would definitely go in for the now settled and proven XUV 5OO. But anyway, this car will surely go on to do well like most other Hyundai vehicles. I was only lamenting for myself and my inability to afford the mentioned price range.
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Well, yeah maybe. But when one of our members here (tsk?) came back from the feedback clinics by Hyundai-Nielsen, he stated that the pricing was supposed to be very competitive, benchmark the car against Ecosport and likely undercut the Duster pricing. I know 1.6 diesel, >4 mtrs and all, but I was just being hopeful.
I think they may still be able to achieve that with the 1.4L engine versions some how. Thats the only path I can think off.
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I think they may still be able to achieve that with the 1.4L engine versions some how. Thats the only path I can think off.
No point. Tax subsidy is only if you are within 4m and engine size less than 1.5L for diesel. Just one is not enough.
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No point. Tax subsidy is only if you are within 4m and engine size less than 1.5L for diesel. Just one is not enough.

Agreed. They have to meet the Chidambaram guideline for compact cars. With the current drop in rupee against the dollar we can look at another price increase by all manufacturers shortly. The more we wait for something the more we pay. The Elantra costs a whopping 2.5 lakhs more now from when I bought it in 2013.

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So according to speculations, these will be the colour combos for the ix25.

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I really think this is the best by far though, and should be offered in India:
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Not as monotonous as black, not as gaudy as blue, and not as difficult to maintain as beige.

I'm a passionate beige hater, by the way
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I wonder why did Autocar even share these spy pics? They really do love watermarks a lot,so much that I couldn't figure a thing out of that picture.
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No point. Tax subsidy is only if you are within 4m and engine size less than 1.5L for diesel. Just one is not enough.
The tax difference is indeed big for vehicles that are <=4m in length (& petrol engine capacity <=1200cc or diesel engine capacity <=1500cc), when compared to those that don't fall into this category.

However, there is also a tax saving to be made if the engine capacity is <=1500cc (for both petrol & diesel), even for vehicles that are >4m in length. These are the current excise slabs (graphic courtesy - Business Standard):

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(1) The 12% slab is for vehicles that meet the government definition of "small cars".

(2) The 24% slab is for those with an engine capacity of <=1500cc (both petrol & diesel), but do not fall under category (1).

(3) The 27% slab is for vehicles with an engine capacity of >1500cc (both petrol & diesel), that do not fall under category (4).

(4) Vehicles that meet the government definition of "SUVs" come under the 30% excise slab.

With 1.6 litre engines, the ix25 is likely to come under the 30% excise slab. If Hyundai manage to perform some tricks to keep the GC at less than 170mm, then it will come under the 27% slab.

With a 1.4 litre engine (petrol or diesel), the ix25 will attract only 24% excise duty.

So a 1.4 litre engine on the ix25 can translate into excise savings of either 3% or 6% (depending on what slab the 1.6 litre ix25 comes under).

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Dear TBhp Guys,

Saw this rather large (Camaflouged) SUV with a garland(??!) at Hosur-Attibele State Border.

It had a large "1" on its front and rear glasses (There were a "2" mule too). "3" was a Duster "4" was a EcoSport.

Hyundai ix25 Compact SUV caught testing in India. EDIT: Named the Creta-img_20150508_130437.jpg

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EDIT - If it matters - 3 and 4 were generously "Garlanded" too

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It seems that is Hyundai's ix25 being testing for benchmarking with the other Mini SUVs
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