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2010 Hyundai ix35 - Tucson: Comprehensive Gallery with 40 Photos

This is Hyundai's all-new second generation Tucson that will be officially revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. As we've already told you, Hyundai's new compact crossover has been renamed to ix35 for the European market and Tucson ix for South Korea. We're still not sure what the North American market model will be called, but U.S. buyers should expect to see the Tucson's replacement making its first public outing at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

The new ix35 carries over much of the 'swoopy' styling of the 2009 Geneva Salon ix-onic concept study and overall, it's a step forward in terms of design from the current generation model. The Korean automaker said that the design cues seen on ix35 including the pronounced hexagonal grille and the dramatic front-end styling will used on future Hyundai models.

Even though Hyundai only published a single image of the ix35 (above), we found a complete gallery of the Korean-spec model that you can check out below. The cosmetic differences between the two models are limited to the body trim, the shape of the front fog lights and housings, the headlamp crystals and the absence of turning signals on the exterior mirrors on the ix35 (they'll make their way on the 2013MY facelift model...).

Although no details were released on the powertrain options for the ix35 that will be built at sister company Kia's Zilina plant in Slovakia, Hyundai said that the new model will deliver "markedly better" fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions than rival SUVs and compete head on in terms of running costs with mainstream hatchbacks.

At launch, the KDM Tucson ix will be available with a choice of a 2.0-liter diesel or gasoline engines producing 184 horsepower and 166 horsepower respectively. Buyers will be able to opt between six-speed manual and automatic transmissions as well as front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions.

It is expected that the European-spec model will at some point be offered with a new 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing around 170 horsepower.

More detailed information about the ix35 will be released at the Frankfurt Motor Show.




37 Comments:

Anonymous said... »August 25, 2009

Wow im impressed. very well made. Korean's had been stepping up really quick. Good job and keep up the good work!

Anonymous said... »August 25, 2009

side profile looks like the lexus rx

Anonymous said... »August 25, 2009

It seems that Hyundai has finally been "European-ised" !!! This last more stylish model also has to prove its credibility. The 1.6 lt gasoline turbocharged engine will be a big hit especially in countries where taxation is very high...It remains , amidst the economic crisis for the price to be seen !!!!

Nick

Anonymous said... »August 25, 2009

it's look like ford kuga

Anonymous said... »August 25, 2009

There are many cars from different car makers that look like each other, so whats the problem with Hyundai?, LEXUS AND INFINITY started coping everything from the real Luxury car makers like BMW and Mercedes. If you pay attention to those similarities, it is all because car makers go by what the customers are looking for. This Tucson looks Excellent!! Very good design, external and mechanical, designed for a European market, WAY BETTER THAN A FORD KUGA. I dont know if this car looks like others, but taking the best from other brands with more experience has been a good practice for Hyundai, taking in consideration that now they are one of the safers cars, with a lot of standard technology and equipement, with excellent quality and price!

TY said... »August 26, 2009

Kudos to Hyundai for launching such a desirable product. The 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine will be ideal for the Malaysian market as vehicles are taxed based on their displacement. Better material & design should be implemented on the interior door panels.

Anonymous said... »August 26, 2009

What a knock-off!

Mazda CX-7 KNOCK-OFF!!!

Those koreans know NOTHING BUT COPYING!

Anonymous said... »August 26, 2009

To this web admini.

I really wondering how much MONEY those piece-of-shit maker to BRIBE you to put good words on those piece of shit UH?!

why not let the ppl who telling the truth come on this board?

Telling LIEs to comsumers are good things to do?

I bet ur house gonna be on fire!

rich_hobo94 said... »August 27, 2009

To the last two "Anonymous" posters: Stop bashing a great company. If you knew anything about cars, you would realize that Hyundai/Kia has overtaken a large number of companies in terms of quality, and that includes the Japanese. They are certainly catching up in terms of their design and the next gen of Hyundai and Kia vehicles will be completely desirable in terms of engineering, quality and design and they are showing that already especially in the Genesis products and the upcoming Sonata/Optima.

All you guys are trying to do (subliminally or not) is to influence others into believing what you want to be true, in this case for Hyundai/Kia to be "shit". So please quit being such close-minded ignoramuses and accept the facts.

Anonymous said... »August 27, 2009

To a non above -
your at the wrong post.

Anonymous said... »August 28, 2009

What's a stupid hugly Car?, it's time to change, no ? Kia and Hyundai are on the wrong way, its too late for this kind of cars ! one more time in late !!!!
This car looks like chineese cars !

Radge said... »August 28, 2009

The first and second photos above have actually different fog light designs.

Anonymous said... »August 29, 2009

To Radge:
Yes its 2 different trim level , you can see the 1st photo is using normal headlamp and the 2sd is using HID

Spud said... »August 29, 2009

Looks good to me, a perfect replacement for my 2007 Nissan Qashqai. Was considering a Kuga, but if the price is right the ix35 will fit the bill

Anonymous said... »August 31, 2009

great car! naow we wait for price...

Anonymous said... »August 31, 2009

I was about to buy a new Santa Fe until I saw this.... this new Tucson is absolutely stunning. The funny thing is that the current Tucson model (in my opinion) is a really ugly car. Can't wait to see this sucker in person!

Anonymous said... »September 08, 2009

Designing a car takes 2-3 years of work by hundreds, thousands of people from various specialty... please stop accusing any company of copying another company's car just because they have some resemblance. That's just stupid claim.
No major car company intentionally designs their product to look similar to another company's product. They may have same target market and strategy to attract that market demographics. But they do not "copy" design with each other. They have more pride than that.

Addha said... »September 30, 2009

The new Tucson has all the looks. Wondering how "fuel efficient" it is...

essexeddie said... »October 10, 2009

I like it, the Co2 is 159 which is good. I also would be interested in the fuel figures and price.
Might be tempted next year.

Anonymous said... »October 29, 2009

Can not wait to see ix 35 and drive this car ,as i have a 07 Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Tekna my self from new,but this looks stunning and will give Nissan a run for their Money .I have had nothing but trouble with the Qashqai and i will be trading this Qasqhai in ,was thinking of trading this vechale in around about the time the ix 35 is due in the show rooms.Hopefully the Price ,build and spec will be better than the Qashqai

jeff said... »December 30, 2009

This humongous weird car is driving me crazy from the time i saw it in reality from design to the engineering aspects is really amazing.
Hyundai Tuczon is a temptation for the year 2010. Approved...
Egoiste form Philippines

Mike Morgan said... »January 13, 2010

Can't wait for this car. Just hope that the price is right. I have a Tucson (bought from new) which has NEVER had a single fault!
Ready to replace it now though, as it's a 2004
Roll on Spring!

Mike Somerville said... »January 20, 2010

Looks good, and if it's at all like the other Hyundais in our fleet, it will be highly efficient and low-emitting.

Put in perspective, I run a fleet of 1500 vehicles from buses to trucks and the numerrous Hyundais we have deliver fuel economy around 50% of GM & Ford. Such a difference makes a HUGE saving at year end in our fleet.

Anonymous said... »February 09, 2010

buying a Hyndai or Kia is a much smarter choice than Toyota or Honda since 2006

Anonymous said... »March 21, 2010

^I gotta agree with anonymous above, though I'd bring the year down to early 2000s... Hyundai (not sure about Kia... Relevance?) has been making quality cars, as good as or better, than its rivals. AND they're probably easier on the money too... THAT's a good deal.

Louis Nel said... »March 24, 2010

Hi I'm a Sales exec for hyundai, if there is ant questions about the IX35 please contact me on 021 552 8899, Louis Nel

SamuraiJack said... »March 24, 2010

Louis, jy gaan heelmoontlik nie veel oproepe kry vanaf 'n oorsese webblad nie...

But two thumbs up for the extra effort

Anonymous said... »April 04, 2010

I wander how many kilometers per ! liter of gas in the IX35 for the 2000 Liter gas engine...

Anonymous said... »May 04, 2010

I bought a car yesterday (Hyundai ix35),
it's not full opstion, but I quite like it.
and I have a question: does it need a code so no one can steal it.
or does it already have one?
please provide me with an answer.
thnx

Anonymous said... »May 09, 2010

This car is EXCELLENT !!! I bought one and can't wait for delivery. This is better value for money than any car in it's class. Trust me. !!!

Anonymous said... »May 13, 2010

I drive the Tucson 2.7 V6, and am very impressed with performance and features, on par with BMW and Mercedes anyday, will be testdriving the IX35 soon.

Hyundai ix35 said... »May 18, 2010

The design direction that Hyundai have taken to develop this car is perfect and will be key to the success that im sure it will have. Reviews have already shown that the ix35 can even perform rather than just "look good". I've been inside the car and its a modern styled sleek; almost futuristic design that appeals to a younger audience. I can't point a finger on many bad points given the ix35 price tag, Hyundai are just doing it all right at the moment!

Anonymous said... »August 13, 2010

I have a new 2011 hyundai tucson 2.0 gasoline engine 4wd, according to my actual consumption was 12 liters per 100km but the computer says its only 10 liters per 100km. I dont know if this is too much? I am driving everyday for 130 km for the speed of 100km/hr.

Anonymous said... »October 18, 2010

i have owned my ix35 for 3mnts now and still cant wait to get in it in a morning, wow superb---value for money

Anonymous said... »November 21, 2010

10l/100km is too much. My Qashqai does 5-6 litres on 100km.
In fact, this hyundai looks like it has been copied from Qashqai.
And I wouldn't by it just because it is hyundai, which to me is same word as crap.

Anonymous said... »November 21, 2010

seriously,people will care about a name.but really the smart wont care and observe the better things

Tom T Hall said... »September 11, 2012

now yer talkin'!

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