2018 Hyundai ix35 Gets Exclusive Release in China

Apr 20, 2017 08:30 AM EDT | Yen Palec

2018 Hyundai ix35

The new 2018 Hyundai ix35 will be exclusively released in China.
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The Hyundai ix35 recently made its debut at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show. The new ix35 will be exclusively marketed in China and sports quite a handful of new and interesting upgrades.

The Hyundai ix35 was once available in Australia. However, due to slow market output, Hyundai decided to pull the plug and instead market it in China which is experiencing quite a surge in terms of demands for not only SUVs but cars in general.

The China-exclusive ix35 model measures 4435mm long, 1850mm wide, and 1670mm tall. It shares the same 2640mm wheelbase as its Australian sibling. On the other hand, it is longer compared to the ix25 model which is sold in India as the Creta, according to Car Advice.

The Hyundai ix35 sports the new cascading grille which looks hauntingly similar to that of the Tucson. The grille also looks stunningly simple and minimalistic.

Under the hood, the Hyundai ix35 comes in two variants. One packs a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine. The other model packs a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine. In terms of transmission option, the ix35 can be configured with either a seven-speed dual-clutch or a six-speed manual gearbox.

The Hyundai ix35 packs all the usual flare of a standard SUV. The ix35 is expected to hit the entry-level market, which is why the SUV is packed with some standard perks. While it is not at all revolutionary in design and features, its price range is attractive enough to catch some buyer's attention who are looking for a no-frills SUV for a very competitive price.

Hyundai has yet to confirm the official price of the ix35. Nevertheless, with its set of features and engine, the SUV is expected to be priced aggressively in order to compete in the market.

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