2014 Hyundai ix35 Update Debuts In Korea, Australian Timing Unclear

TMR Team | May 7, 2013

Hyundai has revealed an updated look for its small ix35 SUV, debuting in Korea this week as the 2014 Tucson ix.

While an earlier vehicle spied in Korea last year revealed a Veloster Turbo-like grille design, this official update sees the popular ix35 take a leaf from the new Santa Fe's style book.

A sharp new three-louvre grille replaces the dual-port design of the current model, while the headlights score redesigned internal elements.

Styling revisions to the 2014 ix35 are otherwise light-on, with the bumpers and profile remaining unchanged. Changes to the rear end are limited to new LED-enriched tail-lights.

Hyundai promises a higher grade of material and fit quality in the cabin, and the carmaker's new Flex Steer system has also been added to the small SUV.

As with the Santa Fe and the new Cerato, the system allows owners to select from three steering modes: Normal, Comfort and Sport.


An Australian debut for the updated ix35 is still to be confirmed, but TMR has contacted Hyundai Australia for details.

The most recent update to the Australian ix35 line-up has been the addition of new 'SE' models, drawn from the carmaker's European stock.

Filed under: Hyundai, Hyundai ix35, hyundai tucson, suv, News, small, family, overseas, 2014my

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  • Chest Rockjaw says,
    2 years ago
    I hate the side body slashes... Not only are the looks off putting for me the car feels plastiky and tinny. The new CRV kills this for perceived quality. Maybe the next gen car will be better.
    • John says,
      2 years ago
      The bodywork reminds me of contemporary Ferraris.
    • Bertie says,
      2 years ago
      1 like
      Obvious you didn't open the doors of the CRV. Flat seats with blocks of Clarkes rubber covered with ill fitting leatherette. Honda lost the plot in the gfc
  • Ian says,
    2 years ago
    Looks great I have current ix35highlander waiting for the 2014 model to update . Great styling great car to drive
  • Bernie says,
    2 years ago
    Any updates on when the 2014 model will be released in Australia?
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