Remodeled Hyundai ix35 worth Every Penny
|   Monday, June 17, 2013
The standard model of the latest ix35 has been revealed and Hyundai claims that this will be a potential threat to the Mazda CX 5 and the Nissan Qashqai. The ix35 was first launched back in 2010 and has managed to attain significant amount of popularity since. In fact, the ix35 became one of the best selling models in Hyundai's history of the European chapter.

The fluidic design on the ix35 managed to reach out to the customers who were accustomed to the usual boxy design.
Sales were inevitable as the vehicle features additional power train and performance upgrades. Efficiency is also set to increase while the interior packs in 591 liters of usable boot space. The basic chassis and body settings remain same and the price point of the vehicle is also similar to its predecessor.

The diesel variant was always more popular in Europe and similar results are expected from this model as well. The new lineup however will not be sent to production till August and the latest test mule is available for test runs. Some of the minor interior changes include a heated steering wheel, 7inch TFT satellite navigation enabled screen, dual zone air conditioner, panoramic sun roof along with rear and front parking assistance.

There have been no considerable changes made to the body of the vehicle apart from minor modifications being made to the grille and the head lamps. The modifications made to the cabin are also quite subtle and hence not quite noteworthy. However, this is not a point on which the vehicle can be criticized. The ix35 is no nonsense, completely functional car and deserves the credit that it gets.

The cockpit controls are within the reach of the driver which makes driving easy. Interior comfort is also better than its predecessor and an easy mode control button helps drivers switch between three drive modes at the most, according to their needs. The 1.7 liter diesel engine powering the vehicle does a fantastic job and performs better than its predecessor. The engine is mated to a six speed manual transmission system which further enhances power displacement and delivery.

Standard 18 inch rims have been installed in the vehicle with an optional 19 inch available on special request. The ix35 is capable of driving smoothly over soft roads as well as urban asphalt although power displacement is not satisfactory if you compare it with a performance car. However, for an engine this size, performance figures are optimum considering the segment.

Priced at an estimate £19,500, the Hyundai ix35 should definitely be considered while purchasing a cross over vehicle. It has the looks, performance, features and comfort to make it a best seller. Although the designing and exterior styling is similar to that of its predecessor, mechanically this vehicle is quite efficient, returning an expected 48.7 MPG. Capable of reaching a top speed of 108 MPH, the ix35 is a potent soft roader as well. However, you should not consider taking this vehicle for travelling off road.
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