Hyundai’s facelifted ix35 will be priced between £16,995 and £27,755 when it goes on sale in the UK on September 1.
The new model features a number of new standard equipment features in addition to several new optional specification choices - several of which are available for the first time on ix35.
Trims for the New Hyundai ix35 have been realigned and now feature five specification levels: entry-level S, mid-range SE and SE Nav and two range-topping trims called ‘Premium’ and ‘Premium Panorama’. The range begins with the S 1.6-litre GDi 2WD manual, which at £16,995, provides a lower entry point into the range than the current model.
The ix34 has sold 30,000 units in the UK since it went on sale in 2010.
New ix35 retains the 1.6-litre GDi petrol and 1.7-litre and 2.0-litre CRDi engines, but for the latest model year, Hyundai will now offer Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) as an option on the 1.7-litre CRDi.
Further changes to the engine line-up include the introduction of a six-speed automatic transmission on the 2.0-litre 134bhp 4WD model.
This will replace the current 179bhp and improves fuel consumption (41.5mpg combined versus 39.3mpg combined previously) and lowers CO2 tailpipe emissions (179g/km versus 189g/km previously).
Standard equipment includes LED daytime running lights and LED positioning lights (like on the new Santa Fe), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Trailer Stability Assist.
Interior changes include an upgraded audio and navigation system for each corresponding trim level.
Hyundai engineers have also tweaked the ix35’s existing chassis and suspension set-up, which includes dual amplitude selective dampers and side-load coil springs to improve ride comfort and handling.
Customers will have the option to specify further equipment individually or as a package. Hyundai’s ISG system is available across the range and costs £215, the Safety & Comfort Pack 1 is £795 and the Safety & Comfort Pack 2 is £995.