• Sep 16, 2009

Hyundai Tucson ix35 – Click above for high-res image gallery

The new Hyundai Tucson ix35 may look good with a Britney Spears soundtrack playing in the background. It may even look good out on the road. But under the bright lights here at the Frankfurt Messe, it looks pretty much like every other compact import crossover on the market. Which is to say, attractive, but rather cookie-cutter.

The new Tucson is being offered overseas with 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engines burning either gasoline or diesel (with 166 and 184 horsepower, respectively) and driving either the front wheels or all four through a six-speed automatic slushbox. Among the latest features, Hyundai included are Downhill Brake Control and Hill-Start Assist Control, which almost makes us mistake this for a real sport-utility vehicle. Almost.

We'll reserve our final judgement for when we actually drive the thing, but in the meantime, you can check out the gallery of live shots below.





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      • 5 Years Ago
      Definitely a step up from the Honda CRV, Toyota Rav 4, Ford Escape etc. Too bad there's not a 200hp engine under the hood. But as CUV goes I think the Hyundai will move to the head of the pack.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Even the booth babe looks bored.
        • 5 Years Ago
        She looked like a man anyways, so she should go stand somewhere else beside a Hyundai.

        As for the Hyundai it looked good except for the front end beneath the grille.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's in the same vein as the Sante Fe, Accent Sedan and Elantra - I.E. So damn boring that it'll continue to do what it's done up til this point, which is sell extremely well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That attractive woman deserves a sleek Aston Martin or Ferrari---not this blunt instrument.
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      where's the sonata.. will they display it here ?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now that we know what it actually looks like, we need to find out if has the Godawful gas mileage, sloth-like acceleration, jello inspired handling, 1980's era cheap plastic interior and ridiculously small concealed cargo area of the original.
      • 5 Years Ago
      pls kill me, i've seen the face of this car, and i can't sleep anymore. So uglyness in one car...
      keavene
      • 5 Years Ago
      The flabby profile looks like a Buick Rendezvous. And that's not good.
      • 5 Years Ago
      engine choices seem on the anemic side a little, depending on weight. 186 would be a good base engine. Interior looks nice.
      Definitely a step up
        • 5 Years Ago
        4 cylinders are the new fad. This car doesnt weight that much.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see a review of this thing!
      Peter
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is the ultimate design of small SUV.... Everyone will love it !
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