The Hyundai ix35 has been given a mid-life facelift. The revised Nissan Qashqai rival has made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week alongside a hydrogen fuel-cell version of the crossover, the Grand Santa Fe and a rally car.
The main changes for the ix35 are to its engine line-up and steering. Hyundai's three-mode flex steer driving system is being made available for the first time, and allows the driver to choose between normal, comfort and sport modes, while an automatic gearbox is now an option on diesel models.
Styling changes are minimal but include the addition of bi-xenon headlights, a new TFT infotainment screen and improved trim quality. All versions in the UK will come fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels.
Alongside the latest ix35, will be the Hyundai Grand Santa Fe. This is an extended version of the current Santa Fe, which was initially revealed at the 2012 New York Motor Show. It's available with a six- or seven-seat layout, but won't be coming to the UK as it will be left-hand-drive only.
It will be powered by the firm's 2.2-litre diesel engine and will only be available with a six-speed automatic gearbox. Further design changes will differentiate it from the standard Santa Fe.