Unveiled at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, it comes with either the Active, Elite or Highlander versions respectively. The Active version comes with a 2.0 liter petrol engine mated either with a five speed manual or 6 speed automatic transmission. The Elite version comes in 2 engine choices, namely the 2.4 liter petrol engine or the 2.0 liter Turbo-Diesel engine that is mated with a 6 speed automatic transmission gearbox. The car is also an on-demand All-Wheel drive vehicle while the top of the range is an All-Wheel Drive car that comes with a 6 speed automatic transmission diesel engine. Performance of the engine is powered through its DOHC Dual CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing) system which is aimed at better fuel economy and a smoother ride.
This would otherwise be Hyundai’s replacement for the Tucson and comes with quite an European feel to it which pretty much states their intentions of creating a whole new model. It comes with 3 variants. One thing for sure, the new and contemporary design in the ix35 surely looks way better than the more traditional Tucson. Hyundai has installed some very nice equipments into this one to offer a more value for money option for car buyers which is why it became the fourth best selling brand worldwide last year, taking over the place held by Ford recently.
Inside the car you will get some nice looking fabric trim on the Active version while leather is wrapped on the Highlander with a combination of both in the middle-range Elite version. The push-button start and stop system is also equipped in the 2 higher versions and not available in the Active version while other standards too include an audio system with USB and iPod connectivity as well as a whole lot of space. That’s normal of course, for a car of this size and nature and you will surely like what you get in a Hyundai these days.