Hyundai ix35 (2009–2015)
The replacement for the Hyundai Tucson is built at the Kia plant in Slovakia alongside the Kia Cee'd and new Kia Sportage. Engines are a 161PS 2.0i chain cam with 194Nm of torque and emissions of 177g/km of CO2 and economy of 37.7mpg. There is also a 134PS 2.0 CRDI chain cam diesel with 320Nm which emits 147g/km of CO2 and averages 51.4mpg in 2WD. The 4WD version does 49.6mpg and emits slightly higher CO2 at 149g/km.
Every ix35 gets a full five year/unlimited mileage manufacturer warranty which is fully transferable warranty to subsequent owners. There's also five years roadside assistance and five years annual healthchecks.
A 170PS 1.6GDI (Gasoline Direct Injected) petrol with ISG (intelligent stop and go) and a dual clutch
six-speed automatic transmission joined the range with 149g/km CO2. At the same time the 115bhp 1.7 CRDI chain cam diesel was introduced.
The ix35 blue, which goes into production at the end of 2010, boasts an extremely impressive CO2 emissions figure of just 135g/km. Another ix35 has taken CO2 emissions from the exhaust out of the equation altogether. The ix35 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, made its debut at the show and moves Hyundai another step closer to the commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
The ix35 FCEV incorporates several important innovations over the previous generation Tucson FCEV. And with these improvements, Hyundai is set to meet its goal of ramping up production volume of FCEVs into the thousands by 2012.
ix35 Go! launched
The new ix35 special edition models both utilise the most popular drivetrain available, comprising the efficient and smooth 1.7 CRDi diesel engine, 2WD transmission and six-speed manual gearbox.
The ix35 Go!adds more than £1,500 of equipment to the specification of the ix35 SE on which it is based for a £650 premium. Added features include 18-inch alloy wheels, panorama sunroof and privacy glass. The ix35 Go! SEis based on the ix35 Premium Panorama, adding equipment such as heated steering wheel, front parking sensors and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System with individual low tyre pressure warning. The Go! SEis priced at £650 less than the model on which it is based, while adding more than £800 in specification.