Frankfurt am main, 26. August 2009 – hyundai’s new ix35 compact suv to debut at iaa, replacing the tucson. From 17. To 27. September, the car will be on display in frankfurt.
Stylish design from europe
The ix35 has to tread rough ground, as the tucson has sold just under 50,000 units in germany.000 units sold in germany. With a dynamic auberen the ix35 is to assert itself against the in the meantime added competition under the kompkat suvs. Many visual elements were taken from the ix-onic study shown at the geneva motor show in spring 2009. Both the study and the production model were designed at the korean company’s european design center in russelsheim, germany. The front end of the 4.41-meter ix35 is characterized by two distinctive bulges on the hood. The side view of the 1.65-meter-high vehicle features a rising bead above the door sills.
More interior space and new engines
Thanks to a wheelbase of 2.64 meters, the ix35 is said to offer significantly more interior space than the tucson. Three engines will be available for the market launch in march 2010: a two-liter gasoline engine with 160 hp and a new common-rail diesel engine, also with two liters of displacement, with two power ratings of 136 and 170 hp. The units are paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a new automatic with six speeds. The ix35 is available with both front-wheel and all-wheel drive.