The 2016 Hyundai ix35 / Tucson has been spied testing in southern Europe and this time it was wearing slightly less camouflage.

The 2016 Hyundai ix35 / Tucson has been spied testing in southern Europe and this time it was wearing slightly less camouflage.

Hyundai will introduce the ix25 later this year so they will have to make the second generation ix35 seen here a bit bigger to better separate the two crossovers. Previous spy shots have shown the taillight design and now we get a better view of the front fascia which will be heavily influenced by the design implemented on the Sonata and Genesis sedans. There seems to be a generous hexagonal upper front grille being flanked by sweptback headlights while on the bumper there are thin strips of LED daytime running lights.

The new ix35 will likely carry over the engine lineup (with some minor updates) from the current model so in Europe there will be a 1.6-liter GDi together with two 1.7 CRDi and 2.0 CRDi diesels. The U.S.-spec Tucson is expected to feature the usual 2.0 and 2.4 GDi units, with front-wheel drive being standard across the range but optional AWD will be offered.

The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell will likely live to see a second generation, a model which is labeled as being the world's first mass-produced hydrogen car.

An official reveal of the next-gen Hyundai ix35 / Tucson should occur next fall, with sales to begin late 2015 or early 2016.

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2016 Hyundai ix35 spied testing in southern Europe