Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Hyundai ix35 pricing announced (UK)

Hyundai UK has revealed the prices for their all-new ix35, which replaces the Tucson SUV in the European line-up. Prices start from £16,495 and rise to £20,745 when it goes on sale in the UK on Thursday 25th March.

At launch, the ix35 will be available with an entry-level 161bhp 2.0 litre petrol unit in two-wheel drive only and an all-new ‘R’ 134bhp 2.0 litre common rail turbo diesel that's offered in 2WD & 4WD models.

Style model fuel consumption:

For the entry level Style model, the base 2WD 2.0 litre 161bhp petrol does 28.8mpg (9.8l/100km) urban, 46.3mpg (6.1l/100km) extra-urban and 37.7mpg (7.5l/100km) combined. This is linked to a 5 speed manual with CO2 emissions of 177g/km.

The 2WD 2.0 CRDi with 134bhp is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. Its urban fuel consumption figures are set at 42.8mpg (6.6l/100km) urban, 57.6mpg (4.9l/100km) extra-urban and 51.4mpg (5.5l/100km) combined. This engine coughs out CO2 gases of 147g/km.

The 2.0 CRDi 6 speed 4WD variant fuel consumption differs from the 2WD diesel, but only slightly. On the urban, extra-urban and combined cycle, it can achieve 42.2mpg (6.7l/100km), 55.4mpg (5.1l/100km), 49.6mpg (5.7l/100km) respectively. This model emits a class-leading 149g/km of CO2.

Premium model fuel consumption:

The flagship Premium model is only available with the ‘R’ diesel engine in both 2WD & 4WD forms. Take into account that Premium models are heavier than the Style models due to more equipment.

Fuel economy figures for both 2WD & 4WD* are as follows; 40.4mpg (7.0l/100km) urban, 54.3mpg (5.2l/100km) extra-urban and 47.9mpg (5.9l/100km) combined. The 2WD emits 153g/km, while the 4WD* emits 154g/km of CO2.

* Subject to final confirmation

The entry-level Style trim models come equipped with a 5 year warranty, 17” alloy wheels, solid paint, ESP, traction control, x6 airbags (twin front, side & curtain), air conditioning, Bluetooth phone connectivity, heated front and rear seats, electrically adjustable & heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicators, x4 electric windows, headlamp delay function, eco-drive indicator, 6 speakers w/ USB & AUX connections, leather steering wheel w/ audio controls and gearknob, rear parking sensors and a trip computer.

The Premium models add 18” alloys, rear spoiler w/ integral brake light, electric panoramic glass sunroof, automatic headlights & wipers, cruise control, dual zone climate control, electric folding door mirrors, keyless entry with engine start/stop button, rear privacy glass, rain-sensing wipers, part-leather upholstery and roof rails.

Options include metallic paint – at £405 on both models. Premium models get 2 option packs dubbed; Individual Pack and Media Pack.

The Individual pack includes black or brown leather interior, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a supervision cluster. This can be purchased for £700, while the media pack features touch-screen satellite navigation system w/ rear-view camera and 7 speakers including and amp & subwoofer at £800.

In November, Hyundai will expand the ix35's range with the introduction of a 1.6 petrol engine with direct injection technology and a new 1.7 litre CRDi. Details of these engines will be released during Summer.

The ix35 will be built in Kia’s Zilina plant in Slovakia.

6 comments:

Neil said...

I've just come back from my test drive. Apart from the car looking a little boxier than I was expecting from the photos, this is overwhelmingly a really positive experience. The ride was excellent, internal build quality a real step up from previous models and the engine (I was testing the 136 HP diesel) was absolutely ample for the weight.
Altogether a win for me, so it's definitely added to my easter wishlist ;o)
Rob Blowdon
ix35 is my current favourite drive!

Laguna said...

Cool :). It's on my wishlist too but I'm gonna wait until the 2010 Kia Sportage is reviewed. It looks much sharper and should be loaded with some extra kit that isn't standard on the ix35, however, I am fearing the interior quality....

Stephen said...

Had two test drives at the weekend. Premium and Style both Diesels. Drives and looks fantastic. Fell in love with it straight away and paid a deposit. I went for the Style as with so much kit I just didn't need all the other extras.

Laguna said...

I'd have to take the Premium model because it' got the extra kit I want, however, one thing that puzzles me is the lack of bi-xenon headlamps.....I mean the forthcoming Sportage will have them as standard, why not the ix35?

James said...

The new ix35 looks great but as an owner of one Santa Fe and two Tucsons I have been very disappointed with engine problems with my second Tucson - in for repairs plus one service on 7 (SEVEN) occasions in 9 ( yes NINE ) weeks and now with engine failure four months after that. So while the ix35 is tempting I will want to be reassured about the engine's reliability.

Laguna said...

Sorry to hear about that James. The ix35 does have an all-new 2.0 'R' CRDi instead of Hyundai's old 2.0 litre CRTD and there is that 5 year warranty

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