Refreshed Hyundai ix35 now available

Refreshed Hyundai ix35 now available

Hyundai gives the ix35 an upgrade to keep the small SUV at the top of its game.

Refreshed Hyundai ix35 now available
The newly refreshed Hyundai ix35.

It’s a popular model, but one probably a little overdue for a bit of a refresh. Now Hyundai has done just that with Australia’s top selling small SUV – the ix35.

The biggest change introduced into what Hyundai is calling the ‘ix35 Series ll’ is the addition of two new petrol engines with 2.0 litre (122kW and 205Nm) and 2.4 litre (136kW and 240Nm) capacities.

The two new power plants join the existing 2.0-litre diesel engine (135kW and 392Nm) on offer in the ix35.

Hyundai is also promising sharper ride and handling after a comprehensive local retune of steering and suspension settings for Australian conditions.

Beyond that the ix35 also picks up two all-new 17” and 18” alloy wheel designs and a slight rework of the headlamps, inside the cabin the biggest change is a rear seat reclining function and new door trims.

The Hyundai ix35 range is priced from $26,990.

Joel Helmes