Hyundai iX35 caught without camouflage

Posted on Thursday, 13 August 2009 , 14:08:57 byEmil

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Hyundai iX35 caught without camouflage

Hyundai has been heavily working in the last couple of months on a car that will replace the Tucson from their model lineup. The car that will replace the Tucson will be named iX35. Now, a new set of spy shots have hit the web. In these latest photos, we can see the iX35 without camouflage. Until now, all of the other spy photos of the iX35 caught the car wearing heavy camouflage, so we can say that these are the first completely naked photos of the iX35. Obviously, the design of the iX35 is not as impressive as the design of the concept that was presented in March this year at the Geneva Auto Show. Still, Hyundai`s new compact SUV looks great and will surely be a great success. Anyway, it is definitely a lot better looking than the Tucson .

The exterior of the car looks somewhat the same as the concept version presented at Geneva Auto Show, with the exception of the rear end where Hyundai played it safe and adopted a more traditional design. Still, many of the design lines of the production ready iX35 remain the same as the ones found on the concept version.

Moving on towards the interior of the car, we can see the instrument panel that has a set of gauges in the same styling pattern as the one found on the concept version. The new Hyundai iX35 has the same platform as the under development next generation Kia Sportage. The Hyundai iX35 will be a direct competitor for the Toyota RAV-4. The Tucson replacement compact SUV will come with either a front wheel drive or wheel drive that will be linked to one of the engines that will be made available. Rumors claim that the Hyundai iX35 will get a new 1.6 liter direct injection engine that has an output of 140 horsepower in the naturally aspired version and 175 horsepower in the turbocharged version. Also, a 2.0 liter diesel engine with an output of 184 horsepower is in the books to complete the range of engines.