The launch of 2017 Hyundai ix35 is going to be a smart move by the makers. The vehicle is in production since 2013 which, is powered by a fuel cell with hydrogen. It has 134 hp output power capability along with 221 lb-ft of torque output. During 1980s Honda and Nissan came up with their luxury fuel cell models and even now they are rolling well over the market, not anymore! Now with the launch of redesigned ix35, Hyundai has taken up the challenge and is set to make a refreshed debut all over the globe in few months.
2017 Hyundai ix35 – Body Styles Changes and other Options
The 2017 Hyundai ix35 has got redesigned headlights and taillights. Matte finished bumpers on either of the sides are appealing along with aggressive grilles and sleek roof rails. Wider windshield has been projected to enhance visibility, along with power folding mirrors. Enhanced wheelbase and lowered riding would be the latest add-on to justify its driving pleasure.
Under ix35’s roof lies the real piece of engineering. Functional dashboard and spacious seating area are the USPs of ix35. Premium quality upholstery and digital sound system are worth mentioning. The car is equipped with
- Updated navigation system.
- Blind spot detection system.
- Emergency braking system.
- Smart cruise control system.
- Tire pressure monitoring system.
- Seven-airbag system.
- Electric parking brake.
Above mentioned feature ensure drivers safety and assures proper care of their loved ones. All the functions are monitored on a wide screen present at the center of the dashboard.
Why 2017 Hyundai ix35?
Well, the answer to this question might vary from person to person, but specific features converge the reason to the core. First of all, 2017 Hyundai ix35 has smart parking assist system, which enables an amateur driver to park amidst complexities. Next is smart power tailgate system, which automatically opens up. Third is around view monitor system that gives a 360-degree angle view.
2017 Hyundai ix35 – Engine and Performance
The platform of 2017 ix35 is same as Tucson, so there are lots of similarities between them. In North America two engine choices are there, one is 2.0-liter Gasoline direct injection four-line cylinder engine, which is capable of generating 168 hp. Other is 1.6-litere turbocharged engine producing 175 hp. It is available in Eco, Sport, and Limited trim levels. Six-speed automatic transmission is paired with the former one while the seven-speed Dual clutch transmission is paired with the latter one. Both powertrains are available as Front wheel drive or All-wheel drive options.
2017 Hyundai ix35 – Price, Release Date, and Competition
There is no official declaration from Hyundai about the launch of Hyundai ix35 2017. It is likely to hit the roads in the last quarter of 2016 or beginning of 2017. The base model that is SE model is going to cost around $22,000.
The level of competition is not that tough because cars in the same segment like Ford Escape, Toyota 4runner, and Kia Sport has nothing in common with ix35 other than their genre. The affordability is different along with its design and powertrain.