New Hyundai Tuscon concept car

* On sale 2010 * To be called Hyundai ix35 * Geneva motor show debut...

New Hyundai Tuscon concept car

This concept car photo gives the first clues to how the Hyundai Tuscon replacement will look when it goes on sale next year.

Called the Hyundai ix-onic concept, it will be re-named the Hyundai ix35 when it hits showrooms in spring 2010.

It is bigger than the outgoing Tuscon and will rival the Ford Kuga. It will be offered in two- and four-wheel-drive variants.

The concept car is powered by a new 168bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine that emits just 149g/km of CO2.

The ix-onic also features a six-speed semi-automatic gearbox, while the ISG engine stop-start technology it showcases will appear in the Hyundai i30 from September.

The ix-onic will be unveiled in the metal at next month's Geneva motor show.