This is the first official picture of the Hyundai's 'new' ix35 C-segment SUV, which will make its world debut tomorrow (5 March) at the Geneva motor show - and is expected to be in Hyundai showrooms across South Africa by the end of next week - one more proof that Korea's biggest carmaker takes the South African market pretty seriously.
But why the inverted commas around the adjective 'new' in the first line?
Well, on the one hand, not a lot has changed; the two-litre Theta II petrol engine has been replaced by the direct-injection Nu two-litre, developed in Europe, for which Hyundai claims more power while burning less fuel.
The diesel gets a low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system to reduce emissions without compromising performance.
The 2013 ix35 also gets a new, three-mode Flex Steer system, whereby drivers can choose from Normal, Comfort and Sport modes to tailor feedback levels and the overall driving experience.