10 Great Reasons to Own a Hyundai Ix35

When news first broke that Hyundai was to replace its popular Tucson, the response was two-fold. On the one side there was excited anticipation, on the other nervous concern that the successor would have big tracks to fill. Now nearly three years on the ix35 has proven to be a worthy replacement with prolific sales to back it up.

And those shopping in the crossover segment have endless reasons to move it to the top of their list – here are just a few…

1. Choice, choice and more choice. The Hyundai ix35 range offers a total of 6 models including 2.0L and 2.4L petrol and 2.0L diesel powertrains with manual and automatic transmission options. City slickers and outdoor enthusiasts will also be pleased to know that the sporty crossover also offers 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain options.

2. Space for everyone and everything. With comfortable seating for five adults and a large cargo area thanks to an increased overhang, the ix35 offers enough room for family, friends, pets, luggage, sports equipment and whatever else you want to take on your journey.

3. Safety features equal zero worries. Peace of mind comes standard on the ix35 with its comprehensive list of active and passive features that include ABS, EBD, multiple airbags, crumple zones, side impact beams and a collapsible steering column.

4. The most comfortable driver’s seat. Long journeys no longer need to be a pain in the back. Slip in behind the steering wheel of the Hyundai ix35 and you’ll experience lumbar support like never before.

5. Fancy features that are sure to impress.Hyundai wasn’t stingy when it added extras to the ix35’s list of convenience features. Electric windows, rear view camera display, an audio system with MP3, USB and iPod connectivity and steering wheel controls all come standard, while some models also offer auto dual climate control and cruise control.

6. Design that echoes both beauty and brawn. The Hyundai ix35 incorporates the brand’s fluidic sculpture design language evident in its sweeping contours, bonnet creases and hexagonal grille. It’s large alloy wheels and wide stance in turn, give it a dynamic and muscular presence.

7. A view from the top. The ix35’s high-riding seating position gives the driver the best possible visibility, which is an added advantage in congested city traffic.

8. A great drive guaranteed. Whatever your model choice you can look forward to solid handling and exceptional performance with up to 130kW of power lurking under the hood.

9. Unbeatable value for money. Aside from its top quality finishes and features the Hyundai ix35 also comes standard with a 5 year/90 000km service plan as well as a 5 year/150 000km warranty and roadside assistance.

10. Nationwide dealership support. Wherever you travel you’re sure to find a Hyundai dealership nearby to see to any possible service or parts requirements.

And the list could easily go on to include the Hyundai ix35’s numerous international awards, its soaring sales figures and many, many more.