2016 Hyundai ix35 Redesign Review Specifications
2016 Hyundai ix35 will move from light-sized SUV segment into traditional small/medium category when the new Tucson, revealed last night in Europe, replacing the ix35 sell strongly in the second half of this year.
New Tucson will welcome the return of the nameplate to the Australia market after a six-year hiatus. The name change is part of a global decision to move from the alphanumeric system, and the following day the local switch Sonata i45.
GoAuto understands that Tucson Hyundai vehicles will also be the first in Australia to offer functionality that Apple and Google are CarPlay Auto as standard.
Both systems are designed to integrate seamlessly with existing mobile phone architecture to provide navigation, Siri or Google Voice command function and other functions in the entire range of Tucson.
Apple’s system, which was released last year, already used in Sonata US-specification, and provides handsfree message reading and dictation, the integration of Apple map and much more.
Ix35 is the clear leader in the town of SUV class, move the unit in January 1636 This year. It is the third highest-Selling SUV-across all segments in 2014, beaten only by Mazda’s CX-5 and Toyota RAV4.
General Manager of Hyundai Motor Company Australia PR Bill Thomas said he didn’t believe the name change will create problems for South Korea.
“Tucson is a successful vehicle for Hyundai in Australia-sold well and many people still have great affection for it,” Mr Thomas told GoAuto.
“Yes, he was replaced by the ix35 after just one generation, but trading in their 2016 Hyundai ix35 Tucson for all people will have doubts about the type of vehicle they buy. Tucson is a totally new model – we do not see the change as a major issue. ”
Very stylish SUV will be built on a new platform, and the second variant will be offered in front-and all-wheel-drive. 4475mm measures the length and width of the 1850mm year, and stand as high as 1645mm, and is offering 513 claimed liters luggage space with seats.
It is unlikely that vehicles will be offered with an option for a third row of seats, but high levels of extras such as leather trim, front seat heaters/discarded, tailgates and assisted intelligent parking anticipated.
From a security perspective, 2016 Hyundai ix35 Tucson will be equipped with three modes-pedestrians, cities and between urban-autonomous braking system, active lane keeping system, blind spot detection and speed limiter. LED lights and daytime running lights, and the camera is also equipped with glass will be offered across the range.
Australia buyers will be able to choose from a wide selection of powertrain, although this is understood not all will be offered locally.
R-Series CRDi 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine will take from the ix35, suitable for all-wheel drivetrain. Likewise, the 2.0-liter gasoline engine GDI will make the transition, possibly powered FWD.
2.4-liter gasoline engine offered in the European market, but it will not be offered here, replaced instead by T-GDI turbo 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine-as used in the Veloster Turbo – which produce 130kW. There are likely to be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox or seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DCT), and in the configuration of AWD.
Mr Thomas stressed that the final specs and price still not unveiled, but confirmed the 2.4-litre is not a starter for Australia.
“The 1.6 turbo will provide plenty of power and torque, gives a performance that is equal if not greater than 1.5, possibly combined with increasing efficiency,” he told GoAuto. “It is the choice of powertrain is very good for us.”
2016 Hyundai ix35 As with the previous model of Hyundai, local Steering and suspension tuning will be conducted in Tucson before the release. This process will start in the end of February, according to HMCA.
Tucson will be created in both the Czech Republic and South Korea, and will be taking the vehicle from HMCA both plants, as it has done to great effect with the ix35 today.
Tucson Design commissioned and overseen by Hyundai Motor Group Chairman, President and Chief design officer, Peter Schreyer, with input from Hyundai’s design center in Korea and the United States, and the Belfast design lineage firmly in step with stablemate Santa Fe.
The company claims that it is also working hard on improving the quality of the interior materials and textures and surface, as well as increasing levels of NVH.
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