Images of the facelifted Hyundai ix35 have been released ahead of the updated Korean SUV’s imminent domestic launch.
The images – published by enthusiast website Carscoops – reveal a new three-slat front grille, a unique foglight design and an underbody protection panel that differ from the Euro-spec Hyundai ix35 update that was revealed at the Geneva motor show in March.
The local division will continue to source the ix35 both from South Korea and the Czech Republic following the introduction of the mid-life update, ensuring some minor specification and styling differences in the upgraded line-up.
The images also reveal new alloy wheel designs, revised LED tail-lights and an updated interior for the refreshed Korean-market compact SUV.
The mid-life upgrade will bring with it the Korean brand’s ‘Nu’ 2.0-litre direct-injection petrol engine, promising greater power and improved efficiency over the ‘Theta-II’ engine it replaces.
Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013