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Hyundai ix35 facelift to cost from £16,995 – extended model range & specs

Fri, 23 Aug 2013

The ‘new’ Hyundai ix35 (pictured) costs from £16,995

Hyundai revealed the mildly facelifted ix35 back in March (and a better looking version for the Korean market a couple of months later) and now, with the new ix35 on sale next week, we have news of prices and specs. We covered the tweaks Hyundai have made to the ix35 back in March – and they’re really quite minor – but the trim levels are also changing and the more powerful 2.0 litre diesel is biting the dust.

The ix35 range now kicks off with the ix35 S 1.6-litre GDi 2WD manual at £16,995 which comes with 16″ alloys, central locking, USB and AUX, AirCon, Hillstart Assist and Downhill Brake Control (designed to help those who can’t really drive).

Next up is SE trim, which starts with the 1.6 GDi 2WD manual at £18,495 and adds in stuff like 17″ alloys, Bluetooth, Cruise, front fogs, heated seats, LED tailights, rear parking sensors and a bit of leather on the gear knob and steering wheel.

Extra goodness can be added to the SE trim by opting for the (£1,000 extra) SE Nav model that throws in Hyundai’s SatNav with TMC, rear view parking camera and an upgraded sound system.

The Premium trim level – which starts at £23,395 for the 1.7 CRDI 2WD manual – gets more lavish equipment with 18″ alloys, Bi-xenon headlights, bits of extra chrome, headlight washers, Keyless, Leather and privacy glass. For an extra £800 you can opt for the Premium Panorma which adds an electric panoramic sunroof.

If you want to spend even more you c an by dipping in to the options list, with Stop-Start (£215) and Safety and Comfort Packs (£795 and £995) among the extra goodies on offer.

Engine options are much the same as before, with a choice of 1.6 litre petrol and 1.7 and 2.0 litre diesel engines. But Hyundai has decided that the more powerful 2.0 litre CRDI – which produced 181PS and was fitted to the 4WD auto versions of the ix35 – is a waste of space.

So instead, Hyundai has decided to offer the 4WD auto ‘box option on the 136PS unit instead, which does manage to trim fuel use to 41.5mpg (39.3mpg on the 181PS version) and trim emissions by 10g/km, although what it will do for performance we don’t like to think; Hyundai’s auto ‘box isn’t the most cutting-edge on the block.

The new Hyundai ix35 goes on sale on 1st September.

By Cars UK