The Hyundai ix25 has been spied for the very first time, ahead of an official reveal scheduled for April at the Beijing Motor Show in China.

Hyundai's upcoming compact crossover will share its platform with the next generation of the i20 and despite the extensive camouflage this prototype was wearing we can easily see it will come with a flat roofline while the front and rear fascias will be similar to other recent Hyundai models. In addition, the beltline seems to be sweeping upwards and the rear doors appear to be narrow which indicates those sitting in the back will be a bit cramped.

Engine lineup will probably be taken from the second generation i20 so expect to find at least a 4-cylinder 1.2-liter gasoline engine along with a more frugal 4-cylinder 1.4-liter diesel. The model will be built in China by the Beijing Hyundai joint venture and will have to compete with the Skoda Yeti, Peugeot 2008, Ford EcoSport and an upcoming production variant of the Volkswagen Taigun.

Gallery: 2014 Hyundai ix25 spied in Scandinavia ahead of Beijing Motor Show launch in April

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