The Hyundai ix35 has many names. It is known in Japan as the Joyful Mover and Hyundai Tucson in Korea. Basically, the ix35 is a compact crossover service utility vehicle or SUV. Its first generation was officially introduced in 2004 and has the same platform--- which is based on the Hyundai Elantra,s--- with the newly revitalized 2005 edition Kia Sportage. Almost five years before the official launch of the its second generation, the ix35 has undergone various essential updates such as the inclusion of unique features like climate control mechanisms, hi-fi sound system package, and in 2009, some slight trim changes as well as style modifications.
The 2011 Hyundai ix35, which is by the way an updated second generation version of the vehicle, is designed for better fuel efficiency and performance compared to its predecessors. It is now powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with a superb six-speed automatic transmission. The ix35 also offers a 2WD and a 4WD option. The 2WD is both available in 1.7 CRDi and 1.6 GDi engines. Designed and built with comfort and maximum performance in mind, the ix35 features state-of-the-art technologies such as reversing sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, enhanced six or seven-speaker audio system, heated seats, and an advanced satellite navigation system.