In a competitive class, the ix35 crossover from Hyundai attracts buyers away from its rivals by offering something different. The manufacturer's fluidic sculpture design gives the car a unique and distinctive look, while refined engines deliver confident performance that's also clean.
Big things are promised from the ix35 when you first see it, as a sculpted body, high roofline and athletic details give the car a purposeful look. Alloy wheels, protective mouldings, and roof rails all point towards the car's off-road potential, while a chrome grille surround and body-coloured bumpers and mirrors offer welcome touches of sophistication. LED daytime running lights are joined by front fog lights in all but entry-level S models, and help the vehicle stand out day and night.
There's plenty of space inside the model's compact dimensions, including up to 1,436 litres at the back when the rear bench is folded flat. With the seat upright, adult passengers will travel in comfort, as ample head and legroom is to be found. Dotted throughout the cabin are a number of features that add up to an enjoyable experience inside the ix35. Various storage pockets feature in the front and rear to keep important items tucked away, and an elegant leather seat trim comes with every model above the S grade.
Hyundai has included plenty to keep you entertained and informed when on the move, including a six-speaker audio system featuring USB and AUX connections. Bluetooth® connectivity and steering wheel-mounted controls are fitted to select models, while the eco drive indicator informs you when to change gear for maximum fuel efficiency.
The ix35's refined engines also contribute to frugal fuel consumption, with one petrol and two diesels offered. The 1.6-litre GDi petrol Blue Drive features Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG), an advanced system that switches the engine off when idle and restarts it when you pull away. Two and four-wheel drive diesels are also available, the 1.7-litre CRDi returning an impressive 53.3mpg. At the same time the crossover has the ability to tow up to a maximum braked weight of 2,000kg confidently.
Built to last, the ix35 is also remarkably strong and therefore safe. Active head restraints, multiple airbags and ISOFIX anchor points protect in a collision, and various active systems prevent them in the first instance. Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS), Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) all come as standard.
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