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Facelifted ix35 revealed


AN UPGRADED version of Hyundai’s popular ix35 has taken its first step into the light at the Geneva Motor Show.

The new model boasts a range of technological enhancements, as well as a few subtle upgrades to the exterior. A new engine, efficiency upgrades to other power plants and new equipment add further refinement.

One of the most significant upgrades for the new model will be the replacement of the 2.0-litre petrol engine with a new 2.0-litre Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) motor. The new power plant offers more power and torque (122kW and 205Nm) and is more efficient than the engine it replaces.

Buyers of the new ix35 can now benefit from Hyundai’s Flex Steer system, available on this model for the first time. Three driving modes - normal, comfort and sport - allow the driver to vary the level of steering support and feedback to best suit the environment.

Inside, the seats and upper door trims are now finished in higher-quality materials, the dashboard air vents are ringed in chrome, the front cup holders are illuminated and the windscreen receives a shade band.

Further enhancements such as a heated steering wheel, front parking sensors and a trailer-towing safety function for the electronic stability control allow customers a better driving experience.

For greater illumination when driving in the dark, Hyundai is now offering optional bixenon headlamps on this model, as well as uprated LEDs with daytime running lights as standard.


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