Render – Next gen Hyundai ix35

Posted on: May 12, 2014 - 12:03pm IST

Here is an illustration of the next generation Hyundai ix35 (Hyundai Tucson) by Car And Driver Brazil. The magazine is laying claim that the successor to the five-year old ix35 (last refreshed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show) would be inspired in design by the Intrado concept, shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014.

Car & Driver expects the new ix35, in some ways, to also look like a mini Santa Fe (note that a senior Hyundai designer in Korea had told IAB last year that the Santa Fe’s ‘Storm Edge’ design is exclusive to it) and its wheelbase would be longer than the current SUV to provide more legroom to rear passengers. The ix35’s main competitors are the VW Tiguan and the Ford Kuga.

2016 Hyundai ix35 rendering by C&D
The new ix35, as per C&D’s report, is a design mix of the Intrado Concept and the Santa Fe.

Another reason explained for the upsizing is the differentiation factor with the ix25, which is Hyundai’s new entry-level SUV. If Hyundai dropped a couple of jump seats at the back or offered a long wheelbase variant as with the Santa Fe, the seven-seater could be launched in India as an attack on the Mahindra XUV500.

While the 2.0-liter petrol engine would be retained, the report puts a new seven speed transmission option alongside it. The fit and finish would improve ‘in a noticeable level’ and the equipment list would also grow, as Park Assist, for instance, would be a standard equipment, writes the Brazilian magazine.

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5 thoughts on “Render – Next gen Hyundai ix35

  1. Swapnil R says:

    Which price bracket do VW Tiguan n Ford Kuga sit in globally ???
    If at all we were to expect the ix35 in India would it be a Yeti competitor (or closer to da Rexton RX5) ???
    [Would not make sense to have both Santa Fe n ix35 in the same price bracket]

  2. T S Subbramaniam says:

    Hi Shrawan it is great to hear IX25 launch .any input on time of launch n likely price. I plan to but a small SUV like ecosport. Can hv choice if hyundaiix25 is launched. Subbu

    1. Hello Mr. Subbramaniam, there is no word on when they will come with the ix25 to India, but sources say it is on the plan for next year. I believe the prices would be between that of EcoSport and Duster.

    2. Swapnil R says:

      @Subbu – You could also wait for the Suzuki S-Cross to be launched!

  3. dinesh shekhar says:

    As Ford cashed in on the ‘first mover’ advantage at its best with their Ecosport, whosoever considers Indian market is not matured enough to launch world-class products, they will repent for the decision later. As Hyuidai tasted success in India wtih their varied product launches, it would be interesting to see how soon they launch the IX35(Tucson) in India. The sooner the best for Hyundai. Whatever reasons Honda gives for not launching their Vezel in India, I would say, it is their miscalculation about Indian market. Hyundai, give us IX35, launch it as part of its world priemiere – you can wonders here !!


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