2016 Hyundai ix35 Review, Interior

The first generation of IX35 SUV was produced between the years 2004 to 2009 while the second generation started production from 2009 to June 2015. The 2016 Hyundai ix35 sold by the name Tucson in America. During the year 2015 at the Motor Show in Geneva, the third generation was presented under the name SUV Tucson 2016 which is expected to replace the current ix35.

2016 Hyundai ix35 front

2016 Hyundai ix35 Exterior and Interior

Compared to its predecessor, the latest 2016 Hyundai ix35 which will now bear the name Tucson is expected to be redesigned in a modern way and have some eye catching experience. There will be major changes made to the front end. The hexagonal radiator will be accentuated. It will have new lights borrowed from the Genesis and Sonata models. It is expected to have LED lights and fog lights for running during the day. At the car’s rear end, there will be thinner tail lights, redesigned tail gate and a lower bumper. The new model is not expected to exceed 6.5 cm by 3 cm wide compared to the current model. The wheelbase will increase by approximately 3 cm. Due to this; the interior will have additional space where the two row seats will accommodate 5 passengers comfortably.

Unlike the predecessor model, the interior will be enhanced significantly. It will have a premium look, feel, soft materials and optional leather. The car will have a wider room, larger trunk and the front seats will be heated and ventilated. Car control and dynamics will be enhanced. There will be a telescopic steering wheel in the new model which will assist the driver not to have his ability jeopardized no matter the terrain he runs on. The driver and passengers’ safety will well be taken care of because the model will have an automatic breaking system in case there is a collision. This will help the driver to maintain the lane in which the car was moving, detect other vehicles on blind spot and it will also have a Smart Parking Assist.

2016 Hyundai ix35 rear

2016 Hyundai ix35 Engine

The Tucson- new 2016 Hyundai ix35 will have a variety of 5 engines to offer the European market. There will only be two engines for the American market. Tucson’s Euro6 engines will have reduced emissions and low fuel consumption. The European market will have these engine options to choose from:

  • 1.6-liter GDI aspirated petrol engine combined with a manual transmission of 6-speed
  • 1.6-liter turbo power engine version with 176 hp paired with a 7-speed optional transmission with double clutch
  • 1.7 liter diesel engine CRDi with 115 hp and manual transmission of 6-speed
  • Two variant turbo diesel engine; with 136 hp with 2.0-liter
  • Standard version of 2.0 liter with 184 hp and comes with a 6-speed manual transmission

The US market will have two engines, including a 2.4 liter GDI engine and 2.0 liter.

2016 Hyundai ix35 interior

2016 Hyundai ix35 Release Date and Price

Customers should expect to receive the new 2016 Hyundai ix35 by the end of the year 2015. The starting price of the model in Europe is expected to be around $22,000 or 17,000 euros. Hyundai is planning to make annual sales of 20,000 units. It is also expected that there could be tough competition in the 2016 new Tucson. Kia Sorento is expected to be the strongest rival as both have a number of similarities. Other competitors will be the Nissan Qashqay, Skoda Yeti and Ford Escape.

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