Hyundai will premiere the New ix35 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The new model will take the stage three years after the launch of the original ix35 C-segment SUV, and features a wide range of technological and efficiency enhancements. The New ix35 receives an enhanced powertrain line-up, including a new European-developed gasoline engine. The Nu 2.0-litre GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) offers more power and greater fuel economy than the Theta-II 2.0-litre engine it replaces. The R diesel engine receives clean technology, such as LP-EGR (low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation).
To further improve the European-tuned ride and handling characteristics, New ix35 benefits from Hyundai’s three-mode Flex Steer driving system. Drivers can choose from Normal, Comfort and Sport modes to tailor levels of feedback and the overall driving experience. Bi-Xenon headlamps and a TFT Supervision cluster offer greater clarity to the driver, while the interior receives a host of material upgrades to improve quality, along with some detail enhancements to trim.
The ix35 became the fastest-selling model in the brand’s European history and remains hugely popular with buyers, selling more than 87 000 units in 2012. The model was designed and developed at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and produced at the brand’s production facility in Nošovice, Czech Republic.