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Hyundai's new "fluidic" design language finds confident expression in the sweeping, gently curved lines of the Hyundai ix35
The appeal of the Hyundai ix35 is obvious: it’s a smart-looking SUV, with the option of four-wheel drive, for a lot less money than most rivals. On the outside, the ix35 looks like a cross between a Ford Kuga and a Nissan Qashqai.
- 5 Spacious Seats
- 161 Horse power
- 7 to 8 Km/L Fuel Consumption
The Hyundai ix35 rides on a 2640mm wheelbase which is 10mm longer than the outgoing Hyundai Tucson. At 4410mm and 1820mm, it is also longer and wider than its predecessor (by 85mm and 20mm, respectively) greatly improving the interior cabin space but the overall height of 1660mm has been lowered by 20mm without affecting headroom.
To further broaden its appeal, Hyundai ix35 gets the newest fuel-efficient engines and six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. This beast offers a choice of two thrifty and clean-burning petrol engines: the Theta-II 2.0 rated at 166ps and 20.1kg.m of torque which emits just 178g/km (2WD MT) of CO2 and the Gamma 1.6 GDI delivering 140ps and 17kg.m of torque, which delivers only 158g/km of CO2.
In addition to the new fuel-efficient engines and transmissions, the Hyundai ix35 features a number of other innovations which contribute to efficiency. Nestled between the speedometer and tachometer, the "ECO" coach is a new feature designed to promote fuel-saving habits.
|Luggage / Cargo:||3 Bags|
|Entertainment:||Cassette Player /CD Player|
|Power:||161 @ 6,200 rpm|
|0 - 100:||10.7 seconds|
Standard active safety features include:
- ABS, electronic brake-force distribution
- ESC stability control with traction control
- Six airbags across the range, including dual frontal airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side curtain airbags
There is plenty of low-down grunt to get you moving, and it revs in a way that will have some thinking it’s a very healthy petrol engine. The Hyundai designed six-speed auto is also a polished performer on road.
The electronic all-wheel-drive system automatically activates when needed. It features a driver-selectable AWD lock that allows a 50/50 torque split between the front and rear wheels for off-road and slippery conditions
Hyundai has been working on its suspension tunes and they’ve got it close to right with the ix35.
Four-wheel discs provide ample stopping power.