NEW IX35 BRINGS HOST OF TECHNOLOGICAL UPGRADES TO HYUNDAI’S HUGELY-POPULAR C-SEGMENT SUV

Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by in Hyundai Canada

  • Fastest ever-selling indication in Europe gets incomparable excellence inside and out
  • Powertrains softened and involuntary choice for diesel chronicle added
  • FLEX STEER offers extended pushing energetic with 3 steering modes

OFFENBACH, Mar 5, 2013 – The New ix35, an upgraded chronicle of Hyundai’s second best-selling automobile in Europe, has done a entrance during a 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The new indication boasts a operation of technological enhancements, creation it an even some-more appealing tender to European buyers.

Since a strange model’s sales launch in Mar 2010, ix35 has generated a high turn of consumer demand. It became a fastest-selling indication in Hyundai’s European history, surpassing all of a company’s expectations. To Mar 2013, Hyundai has sole some-more than 220.000 units of a C-segment SUV automobile in Europe.

A new engine, potency upgrades to other powerplants and new apparatus supplement serve refinement, enhancing a pushing experience.

Efficiency gains

One of a many poignant upgrades for a indication will be a deputy of a 2,0-litre ‘Theta II’ gasoline engine with a new, super-efficient ‘Nu’ 2,0-litre GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) engine. The new powerplant, grown in-house during Hyundai’s European RD centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, offers some-more energy and torque, 166 ps and 205 Nm (20,9 kg/m) respectively, nonetheless is Euro5-compliant.

Two clever engines advantage from a fitment of a new low-pressure empty gas recirculation (LP EGR) system, agreeable poignant potency gains opposite a range.

Customer choice has been serve stretched by a serve of a six-speed involuntary delivery for a ‘R’ 2,0-litre 136 ps 4WD model.

Added tech, softened refinement

Buyers of New ix35 can now advantage from Hyundai’s FLEX STEER system, accessible on a C‑SUV indication for a initial time. Three pushing modes – normal, comfort and competition – concede a motorist to change a turn of steering support and feedback to best fit a environment.

Further enhancements such as a exhilarated steering wheel, front parking sensors and a trailer-towing reserve duty for a ESC (electronic fortitude control) concede business a some-more polished pushing experience. The new discretionary 4,2-inch TFT Supervision Cluster displays a far-reaching operation of information to a motorist in high-resolution clarity.

European buyers can also select an upgraded audio and navigation system, interconnected with a incomparable 7-inch LCD centre console display.

For incomparable enlightenment when pushing in a dark, Hyundai is charity discretionary Bi‑Xenon headlamps for a initial time on this model, as good as uprated LED with daytime using lights as standard.

The some-more polished ix35 will also be presented with new amalgamate wheels. 16‑, 17- and 18-inch amalgamate circle designs are available, with a latter dual offering in a steel grey finish.

Inside a cabin of New ix35, a seats and top doorway trims are now finished in higher-quality materials, a dashboard atmosphere vents are ringed in chrome, a front crater holders are bright and a windscreen receives a shade band, completing a visible refreshment.

Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: “The introduction of a strange ix35 was a hugely critical impulse for Hyundai in Europe. It was a initial automobile to accept Hyundai’s European pattern language, ‘fluidic sculpture’ and, along with a other attributes such as efficiency, value and good quality, ix35 has sole in vast numbers opposite a region. Last year, a recognition increasing further, with 87.000 units sold, 15% some-more than in 2011.

“The improvements to a New ix35 will broach real-world advantages and raise a tenure knowledge for buyers in Europe. Hyundai has worked unequivocally tough to attract new business to a brand. By delivering products that surpass their expectations – by softened efficiency, pushing dynamics and excellence – Hyundai will continue to keep and win over new customers.”

The upgrades to New ix35 were designed and grown during Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre (HME TC) in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The indication retains Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ form language, introduced on prolongation Hyundai cars in Europe, by a strange ix35, that was launched during a 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

For European markets, New ix35 is made during Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC), a company’s state-of-the-art European prolongation trickery in Nošovice, Czech Republic. Every ix35 sole in Europe comes with Hyundai’s Five Year Triple Care. This award-winning patron declaration package includes a five-year guaranty with no mileage limit, 5 years of roadside assistance and 5 years of automobile health checks.

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