Hyundai has confirmed it will call its Tucson replacement the ix35, and will launch it at next month's Frankfurt motor show.
Hyundai says the ix35 represents a 'major step forward' for the company. It has issued a single rear close-up of the car in the UK, and two artist's renderings in the US, which can be seen in our image gallery.
It has been conceived and engineered in Europe at the company’s Frankfurt-based design and technical centres, and is reported to carry over many of the styling cues of the ix-onic concept car, which was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
A source has told Autocar that the Hyundai ix35 will compete head-to-head with the Nissan Qashqai and will be offered with both front and four-wheel drive.
Hyundai expects around 95 per cent of the car’s sales to be in front-wheel drive and it is being pitched as a car for on-road use, rather than as an off-roader.