Undisguised pictures of Hyundai’s new iX35 have leaked out ahead of its official unveiling at next month’s Frankfurt motor show.
The iX35 was first seen as the ix-onic concept at the Geneva show in March and the car pictured here is the model for Asian and American markets.
This version of the Tucson replacement gets a less dramatic front end with less aggressive headlamps and no lower set of lights, but a Hyundai source told Autocar the European version was likely to more closely resemble the ix-onic concept.
“The European car will get a more dramatic front end and will have a ‘bling’ factor that isn’t present in the US and Korean version,” said the source. “Although it won’t be as extreme as the ix-onic concept, it will have a different, more extreme front end.”
The only interior shot leaked shows the concept’s deep-set dials remain and the source confirmed the interior would have a “high-quality” feel.