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Old 8th December 2014, 09:12   #61
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Suddenly news started flowing on ix25 launch in India. I think HMIL started creating buzz about their new launches i20 cross and ix25. Suddenly I saw quite a few news articles over this weekend like the one below for example
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/upcoming-hy...0-cross-616209
The above article talks about engine options 1.6 petrol and diesel that to in a price range of 8-12L. Of course these are all speculations but I am looking with my eyes wide open for the official/actual details.

SUV bug started biting me as well for the last 6-7 months and targeting the new purchase in the second half of 2015. If at all ix25 comes with 1.6L diesel and 4WD combo, it will make to the final list.
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It truly is a beautiful car. With lot of elements borrowed from the Evoque. I went to Advaith Hyundai in Bangalore yesterday for some work and enquired about this. They didn't commit on the launch date but gave me a wry smile.


Lot of suspense here. But this car is going to be a huge hit.

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Hyundai has confirmed that it will launch the ix25 compact SUV in India in a few months from now.

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Hyundai has confirmed that it will launch the ix25 compact SUV in India in a few months from now.

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Any confirmation as to what "few months" will transcend to?
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Any confirmation as to what "few months" will transcend to?
Seems like they will announce facelifted Verna and Elite i20 cross in Jan. May be ix25 announcement will then come in Feb / March 2015. They should not delay it further than March to account for a better overall sales figure for 2015.
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Seems like they will announce facelifted Verna and Elite i20 cross in Jan. May be ix25 announcement will then come in Feb / March 2015. They should not delay it further than March to account for a better overall sales figure for 2015.
Add to it the fact the Maruti gets the S-Cross most probably in the first quarter. So to keep up the fight hope they bring it on early.
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Gurus,
Any hints on the pricing or expectations? I am hoping for 50K undercut into Duster's pricing at entry level and at par with it for higher variants(with better equipment like climate control, ABS, ESP, cruise control, at least 4 airbags). I am pretty sure Hyundai will never let down on safety and equipment levels.

Now the big question, who will take the first advantage ix25 or S-Cross? Only foreseen obstacle for Hyundai may be Verna facelift and Elite i20 psuedo cross over launches. Generally manufacturers will prefer to launch one after the other for several reasons.
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^ I believe Hyundai and Maruti are in a position where they wouldn't necessarily lose out on the first mover advantage. On the contrary, they may even benefit from the mistakes of other by launching a little late. However, considering that these two biggies are entering the 'cross' market, it is a given that we will soon have a new segment of cars - one where some pieces actually sell (yet to come across a Polo Cross)
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Any hints on the pricing or expectations?
Expect very, very competitive pricing for the ix25, since Hyundai India is targetting ~90% localisation for it's Duster-rival.

A starting price of 7L-7.5L is very much possible, stretching to 12L-12.5L for the top variant.

Rakesh Shrivastava, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., spoke to the Financial Express:

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Are you pointing towards the Elite i20 crossover vehicle—the Elite i20 Cross?
And the upcoming compact SUV, which is apparently the ix25?

We have indeed planned new products for 2015. A new design form of the Elite i20 could be one of these. And yes, we will launch our global SUV in India.

Will you again play on competitive pricing?
Whenever we launch a product, we always target above 90% localisation. The same will be for our compact SUV. We are fairly confident that we will surprise the market with our prices.
Complete interview - Financial Express
Related info - Cartoq

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Among all the cars entering India next year, namely,
  • Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha
  • Maruti Suzuki SX4 S-Cross
  • Maruti Suzuki Celerio Diesel
  • New Honda Jazz
  • Honda Brio Based SUV
  • Hyundai i20 Cross
  • Mahindra's Sub-Compact SUV
  • Ford Figo Sedan
  • Tata Kite twins


This car should be the most awaited one.

Undoubtedly, the looks are more premium compared to it's competitors (Duster and Eco-sport). If they set the price right, it should sell good to Indian consumers

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Though it looks like the Kia equivalent of Elite i20, Indian Auto Blog features this as the Kia clone of Hyundai's forthcoming i25.

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What appears to be the production version of the Kia KX3 mini SUV has been spotted in China based on the Hyundai ix25 (India bound). The vehicle debuted in concept form at the 2014 Guangzhou Motor Show last month.

The KX3 crossover is 4,260 mm long, 1,765 mm wide, and 1,630 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,590 mm, which is identical to the ix25. And like the ix25, the vehicle too is going to be powered by a 1.6-litre engines, both in naturally aspirated and turbocharged versions.
Source & Link:[/i] http://indianautosblog.com/2014/12/k...#ixzz3N3YYW5WL
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A starting price of 7L-7.5L is very much possible, stretching to 12L-12.5L for the top variant.
Seems a bit optimistic to me. The only reason being, if they were to place it above I20, then how is it possible to be start so low? Also if they plan to compete in the premium X-over space, (Terrano) and they provide good finish, I am sure they would price it higher. Something like starting 10. So that the top end 4x4 (if they offer) goes up to 17/18. They sure would localise, but I suspect, they would use it for their own margins.
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Seems a bit optimistic to me. The only reason being, if they were to place it above I20, then how is it possible to be start so low? Also if they plan to compete in the premium X-over space, (Terrano) and they provide good finish, I am sure they would price it higher. Something like starting 10. So that the top end 4x4 (if they offer) goes up to 17/18. They sure would localise, but I suspect, they would use it for their own margins.
Exactly. Hyundai cars aren't priced as low as they used to be. But on the upside, they are generally loaded. Top-end ix25 would probably be priced over Duster top-end but will have more features.
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Seems a bit optimistic to me. The only reason being, if they were to place it above I20, then how is it possible to be start so low? Also if they plan to compete in the premium X-over space, (Terrano) and they provide good finish, I am sure they would price it higher. Something like starting 10. So that the top end 4x4 (if they offer) goes up to 17/18. They sure would localise, but I suspect, they would use it for their own margins.
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Exactly. Hyundai cars aren't priced as low as they used to be. But on the upside, they are generally loaded. Top-end ix25 would probably be priced over Duster top-end but will have more features.
Well, the Duster's range starts from 7.86L (ex-showroom, Delhi), so a 7.5L starting price for the base variant of the ix25 isn't tough to achieve, considering Hyundai is aiming at such a high level of localisation + their VP's comment of saying "we will surprise the market with our pricing". Since they are targetting the EcoSport/Duster customer, the price range should be equal or +/- a few thousands to their pricing.

I was also of the impression previously that the ix25 would be a XUV 500-competitor in the 11L-15L range. But it's now a definite that they are gunning for the smaller SUV space with the ix25. This might also be based on the fact that they are planning to bring in an MPV by 2016 in the Innova price range, so they would like to keep that 10L-15L range free for it.
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Well, the Duster's range starts from 7.86L (ex-showroom, Delhi), so a 7.5L starting price for the base variant of the ix25 isn't tough to achieve, considering Hyundai is aiming at such a high level of localisation + their VP's comment of saying "we will surprise the market with our pricing". Since they are targetting the EcoSport/Duster customer, the price range should be equal or +/- a few thousands to their pricing.
To a certain extent, I also think Hyundai is capable of undercutting the Duster and Terrano very nicely. And at the same time, they are equally capable of providing a good quality product. From that point of view, yes, they are very capable of getting some brilliant pricing. With that as a backdrop I am expecting the top end diesel to land bang in the top end Verna/City segment. (11-13 OTR as you initially said). Hyundai wont mind it eating into the Verna sales, if it also eats into the City market as well. If they can do that, then as you claim they price their MPV in the Innova range (or a bit lower as well! 15-18 )

I think that is the "shocking" part of what Hyundai's claim is in their press release. Because then that would force Duster/Terrano to come down.

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