Hyundai ix35, replacement of Tucson, is launched at Frankfurt
Hyundai has announced it will present the world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the new ix35, compact SUV that will replace the current Tucson and Santa Fe with design changes and more efficient engines.
Update August 25:
Hyundai has revealed the first official image of the new ix35. Ix35 model replaced the popular Tucson - one of the best selling SUVs in Europe - and will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009.
Design lines of the new ix35 is based on the concept of "fluid sculpture" from Hyundai, the most notable being given hexagonal grid, which will become an attribute of the family vehicles.
Besides the obvious body changes the new Hyundai ix35 is improved interior space compared to Tucson, providing driver and passengers more comfort and practical solutions.
Design in fluid lines contribute to increased aerodynamics, combined with sophisticated powertrain technology allowing ix35 model to provide increased efficiency in fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions.
Thomas Buerkle, chief designer at Hyundai Motor Europe explains how the new concept of design is reflected in this model Hyundai: "The lines online and safe position ix35 model gives a refined quality - a key aspect of the new philosophy of" he said. The ix35 forward owing to its correct proportions and powerful forms. Aggressive center line and low silhouette adds a feeling of dynamism and sportiness.
Taken as a whole, Hyundai ix35 is a premium air, which makes it the SUV with best quality to maintain the rule of Hyundai brand in this segment.
More on ix35 are available with the opening of the salon Frankfurt Motor Show.
Original text August 18:
Frankfurt Motor Show will mark the end of the Hyundai Tucson and the first introduction of its replacement, Hyundai ix35, Korean manufacturer also presented the first picture, teaser type.
Tucson has been very successful, always having a place in the top 5 most SUVs sold in Europe. Total sales reached 63.000 units to European markets. "SUVs have always been a cornerstone of our success for many years and helped us to raise the reputation of Hyundai brand in Europe," said Allan Rushforth, vice president of Hyundai Motor Europe. "In Tucson we have demonstrated our expertise in production of SUVs which not only meet customer expectations, but helped us to better define this segment.
New Hyundai ix35 SUV will be first to be produced entirely in Europe, from concept to finished product. Speaking of the concept, the new Hyundai ix35 has been predicted by the study design "ix-phonic" presented in spring at the Geneva Motor Show.
The second model of the SUV category, Hyundai Santa Fe, will also be improved, especially in the technical (propellers, steering and suspension).
More details about the new Hyundai Santa Fe with facelift ix35 and will be disclosed by the manufacturer near the opening of the Frankfurt Motor Show (15-27 September 2009).
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