Hyundai has added a new 1.7-litre 85 kW, 260 Nm turbodiesel derivative to the very popular Hyundai ix35 range in South Africa.
â€œThe ix35 has been one of the strongest pillars in Hyundai Automotive SAâ€™s vehicle range, and when we were given the opportunity to bring the 1.7 Premium turbodiesel to the South African customers, there was no hesitation. We expect this derivative to appeal to an SUV buyer who is looking for the benefits of a frugal turbodiesel engine, but at a more affordable price and with a specification level that still offers the luxury driving experience that made the ix35 a top-seller for us,â€ says Stanley Anderson, marketing director of Hyundai Automotive SA.
CO2 emissions of 139 g/km make this little oil burner one of the cleanest turbodiesels available in this segment and with 260Nm of torque available, it look set to take the fight to Nissanâ€™s Qashqai 1.5DCI.
Outside and in, the new diesel is identical to the rest of the ix35 the range. A few interior highlights include Hyundaiâ€™s signature blue lighting, tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, electrically powered windows and door locks and remote keyless entry.
Families out there will love the ix35 1.7 Premium which has no less than 19 different storage places, including: a console storage tray, glove box with a port to keep soft drinks cool with the help of the air conditioner, an overhead sunglass storage, armrest storage compartment with tray. Two front seat drink holders and two rear center armrest drink holders. Four bottle holders â€“ one in each doorâ€¦amongst others.
New Hyundai ix35 1.7-litre turbodiesel pricing:
1.7 Premium 6-speed manual (turbodiesel) R359 900
2.0 NU Premium 6-speed manual (petrol) R324 900
2.0 NU Premium 6-speed auto (petrol) R339 900
2.0 NU Executive 6-speed manual (petrol) R359 900
2.0 NU Elite 6-speed auto (petrol) R385 400
2.0 Elite 6-speed manual (turbodiesel) R409 900
2.0 Elite 6-speed auto (turbodiesel) R469 900