The new generation of Hyundai Tucson known as the ix35 has been officially priced as it goes on sale next month. Despite its all-new everything including the new bold design which, in comparison to the old gen, is actually pretty, is priced quite reasonably. It starts at only £16,495 for a basic model which is small hatchback money and costs no more than £20,745 for a fully loaded one.
But even that basic Style model is very well equipped with features like 17-inch alloy wheels, ESP, air conditioning, built-in Bluetooth phone connectivity, heated front and rear seats, electric heated door mirrors with integrated LED side repeaters, leather steering wheel and gearknob, reverse parking sensors and a trip computer.
The premium trim level adds things like 18-inch alloys, a double-length panoramic glass sunroof, automatic headlights, cruise control, dual zone climate control, electric folding door mirrors, keyless entry with engine start/stop button, rear privacy glass, rain-sensing wipers, part-leather upholstery and roof rails. Options include full leather seats, touch-screen sat-nav and a reversing camera. Then again, quite a lot for that sorta money.
Furthermore all models comes with Hyundai’s famous five-year warranty and a 10-year anti-perforation corrosion warranty.
At launch, the ix35 is available with a 2.0 CRDi engine but later on a 1.6 petrol with direct injection technology and a new 1.7 diesel offering supermini-rivaling emissions and fuel economy will be added to the range.
2010 Hyundai ix35 MSRP:
2.0 5-dr 2WD Style : £16,495
2.0 CRDi 5-dr 2WD Style : £17,995
2.0 CRDi 5-dr 4WD Style : £18,995
2.0 CRDi 5-dr 2WD Premium : £19,745
2.0 CRDi 5-dr 4WD Premium : £20,745