While the Kia SUV is likely to retain its current name, the future "Tucson" will adopt the new Hyundai name system and will be called ix35. The HED-6 will be powered by a 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine that produces 175 bhp. There is no word on possible petrol engines so far.
The production version of both the future ix35 and Kia Sportage will be presented at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.
Sources: Hyundai and Kia