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Hyundai To Launch New Czech Built SUV at Frankfurt

Tue, 18 Aug 2009

Hyundai will strengthen its position as one of the leading brands in the
European crossover sector when it presents an all-new addition to the brand’s
line-up at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.  The ix35 joins
the C-segment to replace the successful Tucson. Alongside it will be the
significantly-revised Santa Fe,
which benefits from a wide range of engineering and cosmetic changes to
fine-tune the driving experience and make it even more competitive versus rival


The ix35 represents a major step forward for Hyundai.  Like the other ‘i’ models in the range,
it has been conceived and engineered in Europe at the company’s Frankfurt-based
design and technical centres.  The
newcomer embodies Hyundai’s new design language and carries over much of the
confident, sweeping styling of the ix-onic concept car which starred at the
Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.


The Santa Fe too has styling revisions, but the big news is under the
skin, with new powertrain, steering and suspension.  Mated to the recently-launched diesel engine, codenamed ‘R’,
these modifications have created a balanced and refined model, well suited to
on-road and off-road driving.


Further information about ix35 and the new-look Santa Fe will be
announced nearer the time of the Show.


More at Hyundai UK


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