The 2016 Hyundai ix35 is a second generation vehicle that is additionally known as the Tuscon as well as the Tuscon ix. Spy photos of the vehicle continue to be captured within the country of South Korea as well as in the Alps. The, now, partially camouflaged vehicle has offered very few clues to what the interior or exterior will look like. The ix35 was originally launch in the calendar year 2009 as a replacement for the Tuscon within the European market. The 2015 model year version presented itself with a minor facelift that only included new headlights with LED daytime running lights as well as LED equipped taillights and upgraded NVH. Also found within the 2015 model year variant was an interior that was slightly upgraded for increased comfort and styling. This second generation vehicle is predicted to present itself to consumers as an all new vehicle.
2016 Hyundai ix35: Engine Specs
A large amount of industry chatter contends that the power train for the European focused vehicle is to be a turbo charged 1.6 liter direct injected T-GDi gasoline powered engine. This engine is believed to be intelligently mated with a dual clutch seven speed transmission (DCT). The small crossover vehicle will have additional engine options that will be carried over from the previous model. As a standard, consumers will be provided with front wheel drive while all-wheel drive will be offered as an option.
2016 Hyundai ix35: Redesign Exterior and Interior
A variety of industry insiders do not believe that there will be a great deal of alterations made to the vehicle’s design. This design includes the very latest in regards to the automaker’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design. This is the same design that has been previously seen on the most recent offerings of the Genesis Sedan as well as the next generation of the Sonata. Per the available spy photos of the 2016 Hyundai ix35, its new cluster will closely mirror that which can be found within the 2015 Sonata. The central dash of the new vehicle will be an updated version of that of the Tuscon. The IT system and commands will be updated so that it can be a great compliment to its updated exterior. The design of the steering wheel is believed to be highly inspired by that of the turbo model of the Sonata. Additionally, the new cabin of the 2016 Hyundai ix35 will be heavily inspired by the Sante Fe.
Through the camouflage that continues to decrease each time there is a spotting of the vehicle, a small screen can be seen indicating that lower spec versions will feature a minute touchscreen. It is highly contended that higher trim levels of the ix35 will host a larger touch screen display. The front of the 2016 Hyundai ix35 showcases a hexagonal grille and uncovered slender headlights that continue to feature LED technology.
2016 Hyundai ix35: Release Date and Price
Many believe that the official reveal of the 2016 Hyundai ix35 will be later this year. 2016 Hyundai ix35 is expected to be available for sale by the opening of 2016. Given the limited amount of information regarding the vehicle, there have been no estimations in regards to its base pricing. Given that the Hyundai crossover is gearing to present consumers with an all new vehicle, there is a great chance that the pricing will be slightly higher than that of the current model.