Sydney, Australia (Vocus) June 22, 2010
The latest city slickers in the Hyundai ix35 range not only look the part but deliver on performance too. The petrol and diesel compact SUVs combine a winning, modern formula of style with ultimate urban driveability. The ergonomically designed and durable body of the Active, the Elite and the Highlander houses impressive engineering capabilities. The combination of features produces an exciting new range from the ix gallery of success.
The ix35 is a professional and luxurious car with minimal fuss and maximum movability. The exterior stands out amongst urban cruisers as smart, with a striking design. The instantly recognisable hexagonal grille gives the ix35 range the Hyundai's iconic look. The three engine models include the ix35 Acitve, the Elite and the Highlander. The ix35 Active has a 2.0 litre petrol 2WD with five speed manual and six speed automatic available. The six speed automatic ix35 Elite comes with a 2.4 litre petrol and AWD. The 2.0 litre R-series turbo diesel engine with AWD is a six speed automatic which gives the compact SUV market a run for its money. Priced at between AUD$26,990-$37,990 the ix35 is all about performance, style, comfort and affordability.
The exterior is designed with Hyundai's architectural design of a 'Fluidic Sculpture', with naturally flowing lines that make the ix35 look sleek in the city. The oversized bumper, swept back headlights and sloping tailgate add the classic and modern ix35 range's sporting look. The ix35s also offer a variety of top class features such as a rear camera, panorama glass room and a full iPod® integration. Genuine Hyundai Accessories such as the DVD entertainment system is integrated with Nintendo® and Sony Playstation® compatibility. The beauty of this ix35 exterior blends into the interior with comfort being the key message.
The attention to detailed design qualities in the ix35s is incorporated into how the range drives too. Weight saving stabiliser bars lighten the load and provide a suspension that is specifically designed for driving on Australia's unique roads. The aerodynamic design is carried through from the windshield to the integrated rear spoiler, engine undercover and wheel deflectors.
The modern look of the range pitches the ix35s as real contenders when coupled with the actual performance capabilities. The Theta-II engine in the ix35 Active and Elite comes from the largest petrol engine programme in the world. It is both lightweight and fuel efficient. The ix35 Highlander's R-series turbo diesel engine is also available with the ix35 Elite model too. The R-series was engineered through a AUD$227 million development investment, with impressive fuel efficiency tests.
The ix35 Highlander has good torque with accurate control of the piezo-electronic fuel injectors. The electronically controlled turbo charges takes this model beyond the simple but sleek city cruiser as a performer that can go the distance on longer journeys. The automatic AWD in both the ix35 Elite and Highlander adds to the performance and includes a manually selected AWD for off-road or slippery conditions.
The sophisticated engineering qualities of the Active, Elite and Highlander give the ix35s a power, range and reach far beyond the city limits. The dynamic, modern look, smooth and fuel efficient drivability means that these compact SUVs are capable of delivering beauty that is engine deep.
For more information on the Hyundai ix35, please visit "http://www.ix35.com.au"