Hyundai i10 Grand India launch nears and Tucson awaited while new UK ix35 specs revealed
Hyundai India brings the i10 Grand to India on 3rd September. Hyundai enjoys a great market share India and will take advantage of the favour crossovers have received here. Though a tad bit expensive as compared to entry level compact SUV’s, the Hyundai ix35 or Tucson as is known here will be scheduled for a launch sooner or later.
For UK, trims for the New Hyundai ix35 have been realigned and now feature five clearly defined specification levels: entry-level S, mid-range SE and SE Nav and two range-topping trims called ‘Premium’ and ‘Premium Panorama’.
New ix35 retains the 1.6-litre GDi petrol and 1.7-litre and 2.0-litre CRDi engines, but for the latest model year, Hyundai will now offer Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) as an option on the 1.7-litre CRDi. Further changes to the engine line-up include the introduction of a six-speed automatic transmission on the 2.0-litre 136PS 4WD model. This will replace the current 181PS unit and bring benefits of improved fuel consumption (41.5mpg combined versus 39.3mpg combined previously) and lower CO2 (179g/km versus 189g/km previously).
The range-topping 136PS 2.0 CRDi 4WD Automatic now boasts lower BIK rates when compared with the outgoing 181PS– now 30% and 31% for SE/SE Nav and Premium respectively. Hyundai has ensured that New ix35 delivers true value to customers with a comprehensive list of new standard features across the range, which includes LED Daytime running lights and LED positioning lights (like on the New Generation Santa Fe), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Low Line* and High Line**) and Trailer Stability Assist. Inside, the New ix35 also comes with upgraded audio and navigation system units for each corresponding trim level.