What is it?
Having already sold over 30,000 Hyundai ix35s in the UK since a 2010 launch, Hyundai has sought to build on its success by upgrading the spec sheet and dynamic appeal of its compact SUV.
Although we drove the top spec ‘Premium’ version of the Hyundai ix35, which packs luxury features such as heated front seats, sat nav and bi-xenon headlights, the real value for many customers will lie in a range that starts at £16,995 OTR, less than the base price of the outgoing model.
On sale since September, all models benefit principally from chassis and suspension upgrades that can’t be seen but significantly improve ride and handling. There is also a new flagship diesel engine, the 2.0 CRDi, which can be had with both 4×4 and auto transmission.
However, most business car customers will opt for the 2WD versions which are even more economical, better on company car tax, while still offering many of the SUV traits that have made the ix35 so popular to begin with.
Hyundai has also introduced five levels of trim: entry-level S, mid-range SE and SE Nav, and two range-topping trims called ‘Premium’ and ‘Premium Panorama’.
Naturally, Hyundai’s Five Year warranty remains one of the best in the business, and it includes roadside assistance and annual checks for the same duration – a fantastic source of peace of mind for businesses users or private buyers if that’s how you prefer to finance your cars.