Hyundai is testing a new seven-seat crossover

Hyundai is testing a new seven-seat crossover

September 3, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Chinese photo shooters managed to shoot a new member in the Korean SUV-family Hyundai. The three-row crossover is tested on public roads without any camouflage. The car is built on the ix35 platform.

On the Chinese portal Autohome appeared fresh spy photos of the prototype of anonymous parketnik from the Korean company. The car was tested on the roads of China together with another three-row Korean – KIA KX7. In the photo you can see that the novelty is built on the same platform as the latest generation Hyundai ix35, released in the fall of 2017. By the way, it is sold only in China.

The elongated body ix35 pushes us to the idea that the new cross is likely to be a seven-seater, although the ix35 three-row version itself will not receive it. The aforementioned KIA KX7 is also sold only in the Celestial Empire. It is still unclear how he skated next to the novelty: as an escort or the closest “relative”.

KX7 is based on KIA Sorento of the latest generation, and is assembled on Chinese capacities. Its parameters are as follows: length – 4 730 mm, width – 1 890 mm, height – 1 690 mm, wheelbase – 2 700 mm. KX7 has under the hood two gasoline atmospheric engines in volume of two liters (163 hp, 203 Nm) and 2.4 liters (188 hp, 241 Nm). Also in the presence of a two-liter turbo-four with a capacity of 241 hp and 353 Nm of torque.

The crossover ix35 in the second generation was built on the platform of the predecessor and has a length of 4,435, a width of 1,850, a height of 1,680 mm and a wheelbase of 2,640 mm. Currently, it is offered with a two-liter power unit, developing a power of 160 hp and 193 Nm. The drive is available both front and rear. In the near future, a version with a 1.4-liter T-GDI (140 hp) is expected to be available. This model is also produced in China and is sold at a price of 119,900 yuan.

Most likely, the new product from Hyundai will not leave the Chinese market, but the world market will not be deprived and it will be premiered by several representatives of the SUV segment.