Hyundai ix35 gets a facelift and an equipment upgrade

Hyundai have listened to its customers and revitalised its impressive ix35 with a host of upgrades.

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Compared to its rivals, the Hyundai ix35 was let down by the quality of its cabin and now it gets a overhaul with top notch components and an interior that just feels better.

The ix35 is Hyundai’s second best-selling car in Europe so obviously a lot of people think they are doing something right with 220,000 units sold.

And now there’s been an engine upgrade and an improvement to the vehicle’s handling (it wasn’t always the best at cornering).

The boffins at the firm’s German R&D plant have come up with the Flex Steer system for the vehicle.

There are three driving modes for the Hyundai ix35 − normal, comfort and sport – which allow the driver to vary the level of steering support and feedback to best suit the environment.

Further enhancements include a heated steering wheel, front parking sensors and a trailer-towing safety function for the electronic stability control which drivers a more refined driving experience.

Hyundai have also added an option of their 4.2-inch TFT Supervision Cluster which displays a wide range of information to the driver in high-resolution clarity.

Buyers can also choose an upgraded audio and navigation system, paired with a larger 7-inch LCD centre console display.

Inside the cabin of the new Hyundai ix35, 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, completing the visual refreshment.

The European version of the ix35 is built in the firm’s advanced Czech factory and comes with Hyundai’s Five Year Triple Care which consists of a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.

Don’t forget that when leasing, the warranty package remains the same – which effectively means the Hyundai ix35 is cheaper to lease over five years than the usual three.

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