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Hyundai’s EcoSport-rival mini SUV that is has been caught testing in China. Based on the next-gen Hyundai i20 B-segment car, the SUV version is expected to debut at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show to be held in April, according to iFeng Auto.

The ix25 (this could be the final name for the European market) is inspired on Hyundai’s Curb Concept showed at the 2011 NAIAS and is a work from Hyundai’s Design Studio in California. This mini SUV will be positioned under the Tucson C-Segment SUV. The Chinese website also says that the ix25 is expected to have a wheelbase of around 2,570 mm.

Looking inside, we can see the seats, arm-rest and blue cloth trim, but the dashboard is still covered. There are no resemblances with the Hyundai i10 interior parts.

Few months ago, ex-Hyundai CEO John Krafcik told reporters the brand had failed to take advantage of the country’s hunger for SUVs, with just a two per cent share of the nation’s truck segment that includes crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups. The ex-boss of Hyundai USA admits the brand needs a third SUV and has highlighted the burgeoning sub-compact crossover market as a priority.

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Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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