What’s the price of the new Hyundai ix35 you ask? 16,995 of your earth pounds, the company has just revealed. For that sum, you get a wealth of new standard and optional equipment , a new 2.0-litre engine that offers better fuel economy, plus chassis and suspension upgrades that improve the ride and handling.
The new ix35 will be available in five spec levels: entry-level S, mid-range SE and SE Nav and two top-of-the-range trims called Premium and Premium Panorama.
£16,995 S models get the lowliest engine, a 1.6-litre GDi manual with 2WD transmission, 16-inch alloy wheels, an alarm system with remote central locking, USB and aux connectivity, air-con with a cooled glove box, hillstart assist control and downhill brake control.
Spend £18,495 on the SE car and you get the same engine, but better equipment including 17-inch wheels, Bluetooth with voice recognition, cruise control, front foglights, heated front and rear seats, LED tail lights, rear parking sensors, auto dimming rear view mirror and leather steering wheel and gear knob.
£1,000 buys you the sat-nav option.
At the top of the Hyundai ix35 tree, Premium spec lands you 18s, bi-xenon headlights, chrome door handles and headlamp washers, keyless entry, leather and tinted glass. The Premium Panorama car has all the above with a panoramic sunroof.
Those who want the new 2.0 CRDi 4WD will have to splash out on at least the SE model and can expect to pay £22,895. It’s less powerful and more expensive than the outgoing 2.0, but returns 41.5mpg and 179g/km, a slight improvement on its forebear’s 39.3mpg and 189g/km.
The new Hyundai ix35 goes on sale from September 1st.