Hyundai recently announced pricing and detailed specs of the new 2014 Hyundai ix35. Hyundai aims to continue their success in Australia and the UKâ€™s compact SUV segment. The ix35 features new equipment and optional add ons.
|Vehicle Type: Compact SUV||Base Price: Â£16,995|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.3 gals (58 L)||Miles Per Gallon: 34 city / 47 hwy|
|Length: 173.6 in. (441 cm)||Wheel Base: 103.9 in. (264 cm)|
|Height: 65.2 in. (165.5 cm)||Width: 71.7 in. (182 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 3146 lbs (1427 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 20.8 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 4 people|
|Engine: 1.6 Liter 4 Cylinder DOHC||Compression Ratio: 11.0: 1|
|Horsepower: 133 HP||Max RPM: 6300 RPM|
|Torque: 122 lb-ft @4850 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed Manual|
|0-60 mph: 11.1 seconds||Maximum Speed: 111 mph (179 km/h)|
* 1.6 GDi Petrol S 2WD model - UK
Engines & Performance
You have the option of either going with a diesel or gasoline (petrol) powered engines. All the engines are four cylinder, but depending on the market, the engine ratings will differ.
Then there is the Gamma 1.6 liter GDi which delivers 135 HP and 122 lb ft or torque.
The next two are diesel engines, the R2.0 CRDi that gives you 182 horsepower and 282 lb ft of torque on a manual transmission, 289 lb ft on automatic. The second diesel option is a 1.7 liter with 114 horsepower to go with 192 lb ft of torque.
These are available in either FWD or AWD and in either a 5 speed manual or 6 speed automatic transmission.
The car comes with daytime running lights, the LED type headlights and rear lights provide ample visibility. Also available are 3 different designs for the alloy wheels, 18 inches, 17 inches and 16 inches.
Other changes includes a radio antenna that passes as a fin and lower side moldings.
For the interior, there are chrome air outlets, a center tunnel and coasters that have easy to see blue light. The ix35 incorporates its multimedia section; a new MP3 CD Radio and 7 inch integrated browser touch screen that comes with a TFT display and rear view camera.
A new front parking assistance plus Flex steer technology allows the driver to use 3 different assistance modes located at the steering wheel. The levels may range from very low to very high firmness; sport, normal and comfort.