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 |  Mar 05 2013, 8:17 AM

Hyundai has just unveiled its new ix35 model at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, giving North Americans a look into the future at the 2014  Tucson.

Three years after the launch of the original ix35, Hyundai has revamped its C-segment SUV with a wide range of technological and efficiency enhancements, not to mention giving it a more modern, sleek design. More importantly, the Korean automaker has outfitted its new ix35 with a European-developed gasoline engine, a “Nu” 2.0-liter GDI that offers more performance and even better fuel economy than the predecessor’s “Theta II” 2.0-liter engine.

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Hyundai also took the time to outfit the new-generation SUV with its three-mode FLEX STEER driving system, which allows drivers to choose from Normal, Comfort, and Sport modes. Up front are bi-xenon headlights, while the interior gets a TFT Supervision cluster providing the driver with greater clarity on the vehicle’s data. Overall, the interior has also been revamped with higher-quality materials and it shows.

Last year, the ix35 proved to be Hyundai’s most popular model in Europe, selling over 87,000 units.

Many of the changes unveiled today on the new ix35 will make their way onto the North American Tucson.

GALLERY: Hyundai ix35

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  • Marco

    Did they say when it will be in stores in Europe?

  • WB

    The Tucson will require considerably more power/torque than the Forte. If anything, the better move would have been to keep the 2.4 Theta and tweek it to the Sonata/Optima versions that crank out 200 HP and still get 35 MPG.