Frankfurt 2009: Hyundai Premieres New Tucson ix35

Frankfurt 2009: Hyundai Premieres New Tucson ix35

Hyundai introduced its new Tucson SUV at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

The new Tucson, named the ix35 in Europe, is an example of what Hyundai calls its new “fluidic” design language with its sweeping, curved lines.

Hyundai lowered the overall height of the new Tucson while still promising extra legroom and headroom. A new dual-panel panoramic sunroof with ultraviolet blocking also works to create a feeling of spaciousness.

North Americans will have a choice of two engines,  a 2.0l Theta-II plant rated at 161hp and weighing 22 lb less than the Theta-I. A 2.4l Theta-II will also be available. European regions will have the option of a new diesel engines, a 2.0l and a 1.7l plant, as well as the 2.0l Theta-II and a 1.6l GDI engine with ISG stop-start technology.

Gallery: Hyundai Tucson