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New Hyundai IX35

New Hyundai SUV

 

The all new ix35 SUV model from Hyundai has been spotted being tested wearing heavy camouflage around Germany, ahead of its official debut, which is set for late next year. First looks have been released across the internet of the Hyundai ix35, which is the third generation of the brands SUV to rival the Skoda Yeti and the Nissan Qashqai.

 

The vehicle was spied at the Nurburgring undergoing handling tests and though it is disguised heavily in the images found across the internet, it is unlikely to have a radical style overhaul. From what can be seen from the images, the six point grille will be carried over, though the central bar will be making way for a design which resembles the new x25 compact SUV more closely.

 

The bumper of the SUV looks likely to feature a central air intake that is more pronounced, whilst the wraparound headlights will be more horizontal and slimmer.

 

The flanks of the model appear to have only had minor revisions, the sculpted panels, high waistline and full length body lines are all being carried over, though the mirrors have been trimmed down and the side sills are not as pronounced either.

 

Moving to the back of the model, the ix35 2016 design is a lot harder to make out, though there is clearly a new twin exhaust visible below the bumper, which looks a lot chunkier.

 

The power options will range from 138 brake horsepower and 168 brake horsepower petrol engines, to 114 brake horsepower and 168 brake horsepower diesel engines, though Hyundai will also be offering the ix35 with its new fuel cell technology.

 

It is still early days in the development of the new car and so prices will be confirmed closer to the launch date, though it is likely that the SUV price will only be increased modestly over the £16,995 current starting price.

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