Hyundai unveils tweaked ix35 range

Hyundai unveils tweaked ix35 range

Hyundai is hoping to capitalise on its established success in the UK SUV market with its new ix35.

Available from September 1 the latest ix35 comes in five trim levels, the entry-level S, mid-range SE, SE Nav and the top of the range 'Premium' and 'Premium Panorama'. The chassis and suspension of the vehicle are enhanced by side-load coil springs and dual amplitude selective dampers for better handling and comfort.

Buyers can choose between 1.6-litre GDi petrol and 1.7-litre and 2.0-litre CRDi engines and the 1.7 can have Hyundai's Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) as an optional extra. There is also a 2.0-litre 136PS 4WD model with six-speed automatic transmission that reduces fuel consumption and emissions on the current 181PS version to a combined 41.5mpg and 179g/km of CO2 instead of 39.3mpg and 189g/km. Hyundai's Triple Care package provides five years ofbreakdown cover .

Just short of 30,000 ix35s have been sold in Britain since its 2010 launch, making it one of the best-selling cars in the range, according to the president of Hyundai Motor UK, Tony Whitehorn. The stylish, practical and safe new ix35 is just as happy in the city as it is on rural roads and Mr Whitehorn expects the model's success story to continue.

Copyright Press Association 2013