The 2010 Hyundai ix35 (known as the Tucson on the stateside) will be making its European debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show in about two weeks. Hyundai says that the new Tucson has moved away from its “two-box off-roader look in favor of a sleeker, more reformed profile while aiming for a roomier cabin, extra storage capacity and fuel economy leadership.”
The Hyundai ix35 rides on a 2640mm wheelbase which is 10mm longer than the outgoing Hyundai Tucson. In Europe, the ix35 will be offered with a choice of a diesel or gasoline engine. The 2.0L all-new diesel R will make 184-hp while returning an estimated fuel-economy of 36 mpg. The gasoline model will be powered by Hyundai’s Theta-II engine making 166-hp while returning an estimated fuel-economy of 28 mpg. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.
The 2010 Hyundai Tucson will make its stateside debut at the 2009 LA Auto Show. Hyundai said it expects sales to hit 300,000 globally.
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– By: Omar Rana