A Chinese market exclusive that joins the ix25 (Creta), Tucson, Santa Fe and long wheelbase Grand Santa Fe, the new ix35 measures 4 435 mm in overall length with a height of 1 670 mm, width of 1 850 mm and wheelbase of 2 640 mm, gains of 15 mm (length), 30 mm (width) and 20 mm (height) over its predecessor respectively.
Featuring Hyundai's latest design language, the ix35 gets sleeker headlights, hexagonal grille, new bumper and foglights. No interior images have yet been released with power expected to come from a 2.0-litre petrol engine developing 120 kW and 194 Nm of torque, and a 2.4-litre petrol with 128 kW and 226 Nm.
Meanwhile, spy images of the fourth generation Santa Fe undergoing testing in Germany, have surfaced online ahead of its expected launch next year. While still heavily disguised especially down the side, the front end gets a honeycomb grille design instead of the usual horizontal bars, spilt headlights and at the rear, thinner LED lights.
Likely to be offered with either front or all-wheel drive, expect the new Santa Fe to use the same range of petrol and diesel engines as the current model albeit heavily revised, with the six-speed automatic transmission possibly making way for a new eight-speed unit.
Santa Fe image from motor1.com