Soon to be displayed at the Geneva motor show in concept-guise as the HED-6, our photographers have snapped new images of the successor to the current Hyundai Tucson in northern Sweden.
Following the brand’s latest naming technique, the new model is expected to be called the Hyundai ix35 when it is officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year.
Equipped with Hyundai / Kia’s newly developed start-stop-automatic ISG system, the new crossover will be powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine developing 130kW.
Hyundai’s new six-speed automatic transmission will deliver power to all four wheels while the recently revealed R-diesel power plant will also be featured in the range, delivering 137kW and 400Nm.
While the prototype in these images is well camouflaged, the final production model will somewhat resemble the HED-6 although with a far more traditional take on the styling in what Hyundai is calling an “urban nomad”.
Looks promising but I wonder what sort of off-road ability it will have. Knowing Hyundai, the new car will be well thought out & made & should complement their range. As usual though, there will probably be supply problems when its first released, but I cannot wait to see it down here in Australia.
Looks good, I want one!
Looks great and hopefully other aspects will be much improved to the quality of the new i cars, but Hyundai copied the Dualis’ concept name of urban nomad. That is no coincidence.
“Hyundai’s new six-speed automatic transmission will deliver power to all four wheels”. The previously published article on Hyundai’s new auto tranny made no mention of being a dual clutch unit. Interesting then that Hyundai’s 19Feb09 press release about their “urban nomad ‘ix-onic’ crossover concept” states that it uses a “double-clutch six-speed transmission”. Strange indeed…
Saw this car in the city of sydney today being followed by a film truck, obviousley doing a commercial, in the darling harbour area. Obviousley no disguise and sporting manufacturer style ‘iX35′ number plates on it.
I don’t think the will be any question regarding the off road ability of the ix35 as Hyundai have proven them selves with Santa fe.
looks great.. i’m in the market for a new car was looking at the tuscon, dualis… not wanting offroad just AWD for hills etc…. should I wait for the Ix35 what do you thik