All-New Hyundai ix25 Is A Bold-Looking Subcompact Crossover

Hyundai has chosen the Shanghai Auto Show as the venue for the world debut of its all-new ix25 small crossover.

Also known as the Creta in other markets, the subcompact SUV adopts a bolder design for its second generation.

At the front, the all-new ix25 adopts the new corporate grille as seen on the Hyundai Palisade and other recently-launched models. The Kona-inspired, two-piece headlights echoed by the split taillights will probably represent the most common discussion topic for those who see the ix25 for the first time.

The rest of the car looks quite conventional. The small crossover also features off-road bits such as the front skid plate and plastic body cladding. It does seem to have decent ground clearance as well.

The automaker says the all-new ix25 is perfectly positioned for the Chinese market, but failed to provide additional details. However, reports from Chinese media claim the car is 30 mm (1.18 in) longer, 10 mm (0.39 mm) wider and has a 20 mm (0.78 in) longer wheelbase compared to its predecessor, although its height is reduced by 7 mm (0.27 in) for a more dynamic appearance.

The interior adopts a more modern look courtesy of a free-standing touchscreen infotainment unit that effectively replaces the center console. The design of the big display reminds of Tesla models. There’s no information on the engine lineup yet.

Alongside the new ix25, Hyundai has also revealed the latest Chinese-spec Sonata at the Shanghai Auto Show.

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  • Jake

    Hyundai’s are starting to look like, well, Hyundai’s again

    • erly5

      Just what I was thinking, and that’s not a good thing!

      • .. EL CHAPO THA GREAT 🤴🏻

        At least they don’t copy. Do you want cars to look like something else

    • .. EL CHAPO THA GREAT 🤴🏻

      They’re being original

  • What’s up with that hideous front end, Hyundai?

    • StrangerGP

      They’re trying to copy Jeep Cherokee / Citroen Picasso fronts, but are a little late to the party.

      • .. EL CHAPO THA GREAT 🤴🏻

        Copy? It’s looks way better and original than the Jeep

        • Enoch Gabriel Gonzales

          It’s the chinese version of venue. They’re the same car

    • donald seymour

      I am actually quite fun of this face.

  • Liam Paul

    so now we know what the venue looks like

    • Dennis Scipio

      No, the venue is smaller than this.

  • Shtekeris

    Spelling error, it says “bold-looking” in the title, but should be “bad-looking”.

  • donald seymour

    I find the Sonata to be snazzy. I like it.

  • Maykel

    Fetus Palisade 🙃 Nardo Grey Sonata looks dope.

  • DMax

    Sonata looks like it’s disgusted to see itself in a mirror.

  • bd0007

    An ungainly design.

    The Santa Fe does that look a whole lot better.

  • Agus Hillairet

    Kinda Nio-ish

  • Leo


  • enthusia

    I’ve been liking every new Hyundai product lately, but this is a miss. It’s just so…. odd….
    I guess they can’t all be winners.

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