At the ongoing Auto Shanghai 2017 today, Hyundai unveiled the all-new Hyundai ix35 that’ll replace the outgoing model. The ix35, exclusive to the Chinese market, is positioned between the ix25 (Creta in India) and the Tucson in the Korean manufacturer’s SUV portfolio.
The new model measures 4,435 mm long, 1,850 mm wide and 1,670 mm high, while having a wheelbase of 2,640 mm. It is 15 mm longer, 30 mm wider and 20 mm taller than the model it replaces, but has the same wheelbase.
As for the design, the new ix35 looks quite conservative as compared to its brethren. But it does have a good stance, balanced proportions and pleasingly contoured bodywork. Up front, there’s Hyundai’s signature ‘Cascading grille’, while the sides are defined by muscly fender flares and a rather thick C-pillar. The rear end gets LED tail lamps and a short overhang.
In China, the new Hyundai ix35 will be available with either a 1.4-litre or a 2.0-litre petrol engine, while transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The company is yet to reveal the all-new model’s interior. While it’s uncertain if the new ix35 will come to India or not, Hyundai India has big plans which include the launch of eight new models by 2020, including three in new segments.