Completely redesigned 2018 Hyundai ix35 is shown in the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show. This 2018 model is also marked the beginning of a whole new generation of models. The new model, under the old name, is dedicated exclusively to customers on the Chinese market.
This model is known as the Hyundai Tucson in the global market. To avoid confusion. Titled Hyundai ix35, this crossover is sold in the market of Europe and some other markets. In contrast, the US market is sold under the name Hyundai Tucson. Arrival of the new generation model in 2016, Hyundai has unified the title, and in all markets is available as Tucson. Even in the market of China. However, specifically for this market, Hyundai has launched a whole new generation of crossover ix35 models. The new model has joined the ix25, Tucson, Santa Fe and Grand Santa Fe. All these are the crossover SUV models, the South Korean automobile manufacturer in the Chinese market.
As a new generation Hyundai Tucson brought major changes, so is the 2018 Hyundai ix35. The new model has got a brand new look and different dimensions than its predecessor. The new model is 4,435 mm long, the width is 1,850 mm, while the height 1,670 mm. Wheelbase, the new model is 2,640 millimeters.
2018 model has a modified design compared to its predecessor. The new ix35 got a different line, with improved aerodynamics. The complete impression of the vehicle is changed. The new model is more modern and appealing. And this model has a new dimension of design, Hyundai company. More specifically, Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, which is in charge of the German branch of the company, has an impact on Hyundai ix35 2018.
2018 Hyundai ix35 Specs
Offer powertrain differs depending on the market. On the US market to offer a version with a 2.0-liter GDI DOHC 4-cylinder engine and 1.6-liter Turbo GDI DOHC 4-cylinder engine. For European customers, the offer is extended, thanks to diesel generators. Hyundai Tucson in Europe offers a 1.6-liter GDI 1.6-liter T-GDI 1.7-liter CRDi and 2.0-liter CRDi units.
The new generation of crossover ix35 model for Chinese customers, will keep the current 2.0-liter petrol unit with 160 horsepower. It will be joined by a new 1.4-liter turbo engine with 130 horsepower.
Release Date and Price
Sales in China will start in late 2017. For now there is no official confirmation about the price at which it will be available. However, 2018 Hyundai ix35 should be available at the same price as the previous model.