In case you didn’t know, Hyundai ix35 is the name given to the second generation Hyundai Tucson. The compact crossover SUV was unveiled in 2009 and is majorly sold in North America and South Korea. The upcoming model- Hyundai ix35 2017 is expected to get modern exterior features and a highly refurbished cabin.
Hyundai ix35 2017 – Cosmetic Changes:
According to the South Korean automobile manufacturer, the new ix35 will be based on the Fluid Sculpture 2.0 which is used in the new Sonata and Genesis models. The exterior will get a major facelift and there will be a number of changes in the features. Some classic colors will be made available to allow buyers choose the ones that suit their styles.
In the front end, the Hyundai ix35 2017 will have an enlarged hexagonal radiator grille and advanced LED headlamps & DRLs. When it comes to the rear end, the car will have a dual-tipped exhaust system, LED taillights, and an automatic tailgate. Other things of interest in the exterior of the upcoming SUV include 17-inch alloy wheels, colored side mirrors & door handles and uniquely-designed mirrors.
In the interior, the Hyundai ix35 2017 will have a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and sporty seats with a height adjustable mechanism. The carmaker will pay much attention to space design, so the crossover is expected to have enough space for passengers and cargo. Talking about technology, the upcoming Hyundai ix35 2017 will get a full-color touchscreen display, a highly functional audio system, Bluetooth for phone & audio, air conditioning system, USB & iPod integration and a navigation unit. Other tech features include a rearview camera, full voice command, and monochromatic instrument cluster panel.
Hyundai ix35 2017 – An Unprecedented Engine:
There will be three powertrain options for the new ix35. One of the engines is a 1.6-liter I4 rated 175 hp and 195 lb-ft. There is also a 1.7-liter I4 engine capable of cranking 118 hp and 221 lb-ft. The last option is a 2.0-liter I4 with a capacity of 164 hp and 151 lb-ft. The three drivetrains will be backed by a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission system.
Concerning the speeds & acceleration, the car will take 12.8 seconds to accelerate from 0 mph to 60 mph and achieve a top speed of 124 mph. Moreover, the new Hyundai car will provide fuel consumption figures of 22 mpg city & 30 mpg highway and emit fewer pollutants compared to the first generation Tucson. The new mid-size SUV will be equipped with both basic & high-tech safety and security features. It will get an auto-parking assist, vehicle dynamic control, seatbelts, electronic stability control, blind-spot monitoring system, airbags, adaptive cruise control, collision warning system and lane departure warning.
Hyundai ix35 2017 –Reveal, Price, and Competitions:
The base model is expected to fetch $23,600. The top premium model will cost around $30,000. On the side of release date, the car will be seen in the showrooms and dealer shops in late 2016. According to Hyundai car enthusiasts, the new ix35 will be rivaled by vehicles such as Kia Sportage, Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, and Jeep Wrangler.