Technological enhancements for Hyundai ix35

The Hyundai ix35 crossover will receive a host of upgrades, previewed at last week’s 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The Hyundai ix35 is the Korean firm’s best-selling car in Europe, and with a range of updates scheduled for the new car Hyundai is hoping it can improve on the amazing 220,000 ix35s it’s sold in Europe so far.

The revised car now features Hyundai’s Flex Steer system, allowing drivers to change the steering’s settings between Comfort, Normal and Sport.

Comfort reduces the effort needed to turn the wheel, helping improve the ease of manoeuvrability around town, while Sport adds weight for when faster driving is on the agenda or drivers want even more assurance.

It’s a great system that means you can tailor how the car drives and responds to your inputs according to the environment and conditions.

For the updated Hyundai ix35 the carmaker has improved refinement too, as well as introduced more technology: this includes a heated steering wheel, front parking sensors and a towing safety function to help improve stability when connected to a trailer.

There’s also a new 4.2-inch screen available, as well as a larger 7-inch display for the centre console, coupled to an even more impressive sat nav and audio system.

Bi-xenon headlights will be offered for the first time on the Hyundai ix35, while the mid-size off-roader also gets uprated LED running lights and new 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels finished in a crisp metallic grey.

Along with improved material quality for the seats and door trims, and chromed detailing for the air vents, this package of small individual updates adds up to make a big difference.

Hyundai Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Europe, Allan Rushforth:

“The improvements to the new ix35 will deliver real-world benefits and enhance the ownership experience for buyers in Europe.

“Hyundai has worked really hard to attract new customers to the brand. By delivering products that exceed their expectations − through improved efficiency, driving dynamics and refinement −Hyundai will continue to retain and win over new customers.”

There’s no official word on pricing for the new, upgraded Hyundai ix35, or when it will hit UK shores, but T W White & Sons will bring you news as soon as possible.

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