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The B-segment crossover market is underway – we already have the Peugeot 2008, Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, Ford EcoSport, Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade and Honda HR-V/Vezel.

Moreover, the ongoing Auto China 2014 in Beijing has seen the debut of the Citroen C-XR concept, which will very probably one day become a B-SUV China can buy.

Along the same vein is the Hyundai ix25 concept, which has also turned up at the show. Length, width, height and wheelbase are respectively 4,270, 1,780, 1,630 and 2,590 mm – putting it comfortably in the B-SUV ballpark.

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The ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0‘-inspired vehicle is motivated by a 2.0 litre Nu engine. Hyundai expects to launch the production ix25 in China in the second half of this year. We do hope most of the concept’s looks are retained.

The road-going Hyundai ix25, which our Euro spies have spotted undergoing testing, is based on the next-gen i20 hatch, and will be built through a joint venture with BAIC.

Live pix by Moy Yew-Meng

Hyundai ix25 concept at Auto China 2014

Hyundai ix25 spotted testing in Europe