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7th October, 2012

Hyundai Motor Company Australia has introduced an updated ix35 line-up spearheaded by the introduction of the ix35 Elite 2WD petrol automatic model to complement the ix35 Active 2WD entry model. In addition, the entire ix35 range benefits from a number of specification enhancements.

The ix35 Active model receives a new touch-screen audio system. As well as a new powertrain combination, the ix35 Elite models add climate control, electro-chromatic mirror, rear view camera and satellite navigation, while the ix35 Highlander models gain Hyundai’s Satellite Navigation system.

2WD availability expands to Elite models

Hyundai’s 2.0-litre ‘Theta II’ petrol engine is now available in the mid-trim Elite models generating a peak power output of 122 kW @ 6,200 rpm, and maximum torque of 197 Nm @ 4,600 rpm. The 2.0-litre engine is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission with sequential manual mode to deliver a smooth, measured performance with combined fuel economy of 8.5 litres/100 km.

Active enhancements

The ix35 Active models now come with a 5” touch-screen audio system streamlined into the centre console and incorporating six speakers and tweeters. The system features cutting edge functionality including iPod & Bluetooth™ connectivity (telephone hands-free and audio streaming), in-dash CD player, USB/Auxiliary inputs, MP3 functionality with Album Art display and media ripping/storage.

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New Elite features

The ix35 Elite models now feature an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror with auto-dimming function, providing better visibility during night time driving by reducing the glare caused by headlights from vehicles following behind. The mirror also houses a handy compass. The inclusion of full auto and dual-zone climate control ensures the maintenance of a consistent desired cabin temperature and includes a cluster ionizer and external temperature display.

Focusing on Hyundai’s commitment to safety, the ix35 Elite models now benefit from the inclusion of a rear view camera with display integrated into the satellite navigation screen. The rear mounted camera detects objects which may otherwise be out of the driver’s sight, as well as assisting with parking or manoeuvring the vehicle in tight spaces. The camera automatically operates when reverse gear is engaged.

Satellite navigation for Elite and Highlander models

Both Elite and Highlander models receive the all-new Hyundai Satellite Navigation system. The multimedia system operates from a 6.5” touch screen, integrated into the centre stack offering finger-tip control for front seat occupants. The state-of-the-art system offers features including SUNA™ live traffic updates, a comprehensive Point of Interest (POI) database, and Navteq™ maps with a three year MapCare™ plan^.

Key features of the system include; 6.5” full map colour display (2D/3D), split screen/touchscreen, motorway junction views, lane guidance, speed warnings, 3D landmark visuals, multi-route planning (fast, short, eco) and detour function and address input with intelligent typewriter.

Perhaps the most effective navigation feature for driver assistance, SUNA™ Traffic Updates provides real-time traffic information to notify of congestion, roadwork and incidents along a projected route. In the event a delay is reported, the system will analyse alternate routes and, if possible, offer a faster detour.

Hyundai iCare Capped Price Servicing+

The ix35 range benefits from Hyundai’s comprehensive iCare programme offering a suite of ownership benefits including the introduction of a Capped Price Service schedule. At $259 per annum (2WD petrol models), $289 per annum (AWD petrol models) and $399 per annum (AWD CRDi diesel models); each 12 month/15,000 km service ensures that the cost of operation is more transparent and provides real value to owners.

The Hyundai iCare programme includes:

  • Australia’s First 5-year Unlimited Km Warranty
  • Complimentary Roadside Assist for 12-months on all new vehicles
  • Complimentary Roadside Assist for 12-months for servicing customers (up to 7 yr old vehicles)
  • Capped Price Service for 3 years
  • NAVTEQ™ MapCare™ Plan for 3 years
  • 1500km Complimentary Service
  • Quick Service
  • Hyundai Genuine Parts
  • myHyundai – exclusive owner website, magazine, customer events and offers
  • Customer Care Centre – customer support 24/7

Hyundai ix35 Pricing*

ix35 Active

2.0-litre petrol five-speed manual 2WD


2.0- litre petrol six-speed automatic 2WD


ix 35 Elite

2.0- litre petrol six-speed automatic 2WD


2.4- litre petrol six-speed automatic AWD


2.0- Litre Diesel six-speed automatic AWD


ix 35 Highlander

2.4- Litre Petrol six-speed automatic AWD


2.0- Litre Diesel six-speed automatic AWD


ix35 Options

Metallic/mica paint


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.
^ Maximum of two updates taken on an annual cycle within three years of the vehicle’s initial purchase. Vehicle must be serviced at a participating authorised Hyundai dealer to receive free map update.
+ Maximum payable for standard scheduled maintenance as specified in the vehicle service passport up to 40 months or 50,000 km from the date of delivery (whichever occurs first). Eligible vehicles include Private, Business, Sales Demonstrators and Service Demonstrators. Excludes Government and Rental vehicles. Exclusions and eligibility requirements available upon request.


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