Scooped: 2013 Hyundai Tucson/ix35 facelift [Updated]

by Feb 5, 2013All News, Hyundai, Spy Shots13 comments

Updated with new spy pictures caught at the Hyundai-Kia Technical Centre in Germany

Judging from these images, Hyundai is already working on what will be the Tucson facelift. Based on what we can see in these images, the refreshed ix35 (this is how it is known in many other markets) includes new front grille suspiciously similar to his latest models, like the i30 or the most recent Santa Fe.

For now, we do not know if the korean automaker will include new engine or merely updates the currents. The current model sold in the U.S with two petrol engines (2.0 and 2.4 four-cylinder with 165 and 176hp), while in Europe are available with three diesel engines (1.7 with 115hp and 2.0 CRDi with 136 and 184hp) and the gasoline direct injection (GDi) 1.6-liter, with 140hp. See the complete gallery.


Source: [Hankyung & Carscoop]

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

13 Comments

  1. WildStriker86

    Seems like it’s going to follow it’s older brother, the Santa Fe/iX45. Anyway, isn’t it a little early for a facelift?

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    • Jose Antonio López

      Its smaller than the santa fe and like the headlights and the side lines are about the same as the ix35. Also it was out in 2009, for 2013 the tucson facelift its alright

      Reply
  2. WildStriker86

    Seems like it’s going to follow it’s older brother, the Santa Fe/iX45. Anyway, isn’t it a little early for a facelift?

    Reply
  3. sjmac66

    I like the proportions of the 2013 ix45 Santa Fe much better. This thing, on the other hand, still looks like a big jelly bean on wheels “cute yute”. Basically, the wheels/wheel arches are placed too low and too small in relation to the rest of the vehicle. Again, to see how proportions are handled more effectively, see the ix45 or even the new Mazda CX5.

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  4. sjmac66

    I like the proportions of the 2013 ix45 Santa Fe much better. This thing, on the other hand, still looks like a big jelly bean on wheels “cute yute”. Basically, the wheels/wheel arches are placed too low and too small in relation to the rest of the vehicle. Again, to see how proportions are handled more effectively, see the ix45 or even the new Mazda CX5.

    Reply
  5. Anonymous

    Its smaller than the santa fe and like the headlights and the side lines are about the same as the ix35. Also it was out in 2009, for 2013 the tucson facelift its alright. Greetings!

    Reply
  6. thekcb

    Its smaller than the santa fe and like the headlights and the side lines are about the same as the ix35. Also it was out in 2009, for 2013 the tucson facelift its alright. Greetings!

    Reply
  7. pioneeravh123

    Wow, what an amazing car!Cheap interior, terrible reliability, for resale value, and bloated mileage and hp figures.

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  8. Guest

    Wow, what an amazing car!Cheap interior, terrible reliability, for resale value, and bloated mileage and hp figures.
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