2014 Hyundai Tucson IX Released In Korea
Hyundai has opted to go a different route with the redesign of its South Korean market Tucson ix crossover than it did with the European version, the ix35 CUV, which was first seen in with its new look at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show back in March.
The European-market Hyundai ix35 has the same grille as the pre-facelift version, which pretty much resembles the one on the North American Tuscon.
There is a little more flashiness to the South Korean model, with chromed slats similar to those seen in the new Santa Fe series.
The front end is in fact the only major difference between the European and Korean market models.
The other changes that appear on both are LED daytime running lights, a redesigned front bumper, new alloy wheel designs, and re-designed LED taillights.
Hyundai says that they have delivered better interior materials and build. They have also added the FLEX STEER system that gives drivers 3 different driving modes: Normal, Comfort, and Sport.
The updated Tucson ix features the same engine as its European counterpart: Hyundai’s “Nu” 2.0L GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) that produces 164 horsepower up from 161-hp.
The South Korean consumers also have the option of a 184 horsepower 2.0L CRDI diesel engine.
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