What makes small SUVs promising for some people is the soft off-road ability while functioning as a kind of suburban staple at the same time. The popularity of SUVs today goes to the point that even if you are not a fan, you must have heard of Hyundai ix35 2015, but what are the qualities that bring it to the fame?
The Stylish Design
Even though the sale is tightly competitive to ix30, Hyundai ix35 2015 follows most of the design of ix25 – the lines are viciously aggressive that there is something sporty to it. The car is also the first of Hyundai to which Fluidic Sculpture style is entitled, featuring smaller headlights and crisp panels that edge a huge hexagonal grille. Compared to the regular bland styling of Hyundai, ix35 is a leap with the coupe look – the sloped roofline, tapered side windows, and upswept beltline.
Flowing from the rear, the design is sharp with the same roughly length as typical family hatchbacks. The split double exhausts find their ways out through the cutouts of the rear bumper. Flanking the large brake lights on both outer sides, two mounted taillights are on the rear door. The high-set all-red lens taillights in some way reveal the arrow-like and slender design.
The long raked beltline appears strong, increasing the tough character of the guards and doors as the windows maintain softer lines. Distinctive features are as well reflected on the rails up at the roof that the overall look of the SUV is so rugged.
The front angular chrome grille, shaped by the sporty skewed headlights following the line of the mildly restyled bonnet strakes, looks more sharply defined – large and upright. The bumper holds the fog lights and LED daytime lights. Unlike the predecessor, ix35 comes with a steeper windscreen, makes the car looks even more like Mazda CX-5.
Although it has more or less the same length as typical family hatchbacks, ix35 is shorter compared to C-segments and longer than Qashqai – the overall length is 4.5 meters. With 17-inch alloy wheels, ix35 is a small, but solid SUV.
The design of ix35 is not aimed for some specific demographic of buyers, but those with style consciousness instead. As it adopts a more upmarket and sharper look, ix35 is expected to follow in the evolutionary footsteps of Sonata and Santa Fe.
The Reliable Engine
Hyundai ix35 2015 comes with two engines. One is standard 2.4L petrol (Theta II) that is capable of releasing 6kW-136kWof power and 13Nm-240Nm of torque. The mileage of the 6speed automatic transmission, direct-injected engine is 9.8L-12L per 100km.
The other engine is 2L turbo diesel 4-cyl, a mid-range muscle motor with 236lb ft of torque (1800rpm-2500rpm). The engine offers maximum acceleration from 0mph to 62mph in 10.2 seconds. Sonata, Santa Fe, and Genesis has already been familiar with the engine for quite some time.
Again, patterning after Santa Fe, Hyundai ix35 2015 comes with 4WD drive system that sends full power to, in normal situations, the front axle. In the case of traction loss at the front, half of the power will be distributed to the rear two wheels. The 50/50 differential lock option is available at max 25mph.
Down inside, ix35 is built with separate lightweight sub-frames. The platform holds front MacPherson strut and multi-link set-up suspensions at the front and rear, respectively. Depending on the road surface and speed, two-phase dampers are available for automatic adjustment of firm or soft setting.
When it comes to safety, Hyundai ix35 2015 is rated five stars owing to the six airbags (curtain, side, and front), brake-force distribution, traction control, ABS, and electronic stability.
The petrol engine has coarse sound, which can be unpleasant for some people, but it does not have anything to do with poor drivability. The transmission supports the drivability, but the engine could be a bit thirstier than some of you may have expected.
As you ride it, Hyundai ix35 2015 travels smoothly without tire roar or intrusive wind. The car is fluid, but you can still improve it more with some works on the sway bars, springs, and dampers. Even when you leave it as it is, the car has already worked wonders. In fact, the car rides more consistently than other soft-roaders regardless of the damper settings. Still, low speed and potholes result in low isolation – the potholes and bumps are endurable better as you increase the speed.
As for the drive system distribution, the handling is no difference. Front wheels driving allows for better mileage and emissions, though. Whenever front wheels detect spin, rear wheels take over the power – that occurs during hard acceleration or low-grip surface driving. Likewise, the 4WD drive system is active in hard driving situation or wet track, allowing for more precise handling and better safety. The quick respond of the system allows for no significant difference on the handling.
The Interior and Features
Hyundai ix35 2015 has a fine finish cabin. Once you see it, you get the impression that it is precisely constructed with selected materials.
The leather-covered steering wheel has command buttons for easier driving, supported with the ergonomic transmission. With the elegant and functioning lighting, controlling loads of settings is easy, as the door has more buttons, including the satellite navigation, sound system, stability control, panoramic sunroof, electric mirrors, rear-view mirror, rear-parking sensors, automatic wipers, electric windows, landing window, climate control, and so on.
Hyundai ix35 originally has five seats, but a seven-seat option is available. Six airbags for all passengers are available and all seats are heated. What is more, you can improve the premium model to a complete leather interior option.
The only imperfection of the coupe design is the rear passenger space. The raked-back roofline and rising waistline restricts headroom particularly for tall passengers. At the rear, the only problem is with the tall passengers because even with all seats up, you still get 591L of boot space – Audi Q5 is 540L and Ford Kuga is 360L.
While the interior and visibility is frequently compared to Skoda Yeti and Nissan Qashqai, ix35 is competitive against Toyota Rav4 and Mazda CX5 under the hood. In its own way, Hyundai ix35 2015 offers quality for affordable price.
The BMW 2 series convertible is launched with two options of engines. The first one provides 240 horsepower with the 255-lb-ft 2.0-liter N20 turbocharged four, while the other is the 3.0-liter turbocharged N55 inline-six good producing the strength of 320 horsepower. Modernly, the car is completed with the option of xDrive all-wheel drive style. In only 5.7 seconds in rear drive form, it charges to 60 mph. In the transmission 228i, the eight-speed automatic is possible to function. The transmission of the car consists of a six-speed manual and also an eight-speed torque-converter automatic.
Like in the other BMW cars, this 2 series convertible has Driving Dynamics Control which provides Eco Pro setting. In fact, this car is the first BMW series that allows free wireless self-updating for first three years. Such special car will be available in early 2015. About the price, it is starts at $38,850. For the xDrive version, the amount of $40,650 is suitable.
The Openness Provided by BMW 2 Series Convertible
One amazing attractive design of the car is the sporty exterior. It has a very beautiful openness design making the car so cool. This characteristic of open-top four-seat provides a silhouette of the surroundings in elegance. Once it is opened, automatically, the electrical machine operates the fabric soft-top put away into the rear position, harmonically comparing with the shoulderline. Such open roof is luxuriously put on the body car of 108 mm. such size of a body give the impression of elegant and athletic car.
Facilities by the 2 Series Convertible
The driver focus that BMW has in their cars is very intelligent. Such facility is also found in the 2 series convertible. Then, the modern control for the audio system and the climate control are also elegantly designed in high-gloss black surfaces. Modernly, the large storage is located in the doors, describing the modern functionality of the interior.
In addition, the basis of the intelligent connectivity in this sporty open car is the Connected Drive Services package provided by BMW producers. It completely gives internet services to the customers. For its completeness, this car also has the Concierge Service telephone information facility, as well as the BMW Online portal and also the BMW Connected Drive range which gives online entertainment features. Moreover, the Intelligent Emergency Call function and BMW Tele-Services are ready as the standard specifications on the BMW 2 series convertible.
For more interned and connectivity services, so many functions and applications can be added any time via smartphone or via the built-in SIM card. Such additional services are the web radio functions and also social media services. Thus, Facebook and Twitter and some other social media are available in the car. It will be very fun to have all those services inside a very luxurious cool sporty car. Such flexible apps strategy is aimed to make corporation to the BMW Apps-ready. In fact, the basic internet service that is found in most BMW cars is only BMW Group apps. Such strategy is to know the services that the people want to have in their private cars.
The United State has a very stylish design of car that is produced by Audi. The R8 series of the car is designed to have a very attractive look with wonderful colors available. The two base color of white and black are, in fact, the favorite of most people. For further explanation, here are the details.
Exteriors and Interiors of Audi R8
One simple word for the exteriors of this car is stylish. It is categorized as sporty car which enable the driver to move easily. The single-framed radiator is a beauty in such luxurious energetic car. It is shown clearly by the help of the bi-xenon headlamps. The car has four tails pipes that are very cool. Such great complete exteriors covered very well in at least nine colors available. They are the ice silver, brilliant red, lava grey, phantom black, daytone grey, jet blue, ibis white, suzuka grey and also sepang blue. Moreover, the interiors are also cool and lovely. Comfort, elegance, and sophistication are the important points in designing the interiors. As the other Audi cars, this 2015 Audi R8 has MMI navigation with real-time traffic, Bluetooth, and also an audio cover. For the perfect touch, this stylish car is equipped with the modern safety tools, such as the complete airbags, stability control and also a rearview camera. Such muscular exteriors and luxurious interiors are combined very well to be a very sporty car. In fact, there are only two seats provided with a small cargo in the rear position, like the other sport car.
Engine and Specification of 2015 Audi R8
The previous version of this stylish comfortable sport car has a 420-horsepower with 4.2-liter V-8-powered Coupe. Later in the 2015 launching, the new version of R8 will have the power of 525-horsepower, 5.2-liter V-10 Coupe and Spyder. Even, the V-10 Plus model is available to have 550 horsepower perfectly. Moreover, the new R8 prefers to have gearbox. This gearbox has a manual six-speed. It is perfect with the power steering that the car has. The daytime LED lighting of the car provides the great safety for such sporty car. Moreover, it has the modern navigation plus system which forbid you to get lost. In the inside, the R8 has carbon fiber-reinforced ceramic brakes. Thus, the car has the stopping power in more than one way. In fact, this stylish car has 12 speakers with the 465 watts of power, providing a very clear and premium audio system for your comfortable while driving.
This wanted and dreamed car is suitable for the racer. However, the very sophisticated car enables people to use it freely in so many styles. Such cool sporty car made in America only costs $117,150 – $183,750 in its base. The different colors of the body car may affect to the prices. It is no reason to refuse such classy 2015 Audi R8. In fact, the lovers of this type of car increase day by day. People smoothly expressed their satisfying of the specification of such sporty car running smoothly in great power.
You probably think what’s so different about VW Touran 2015 and the previous lines. It is small and compact, perfect for hectic and busy urban road setting, but is it truly worth to buy such small MPV that doesn’t seem to have enough space for passengers and cargo? Wait, not so fast. The Touran may look small and not-very-promising, but you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Touran may seem small and powerless, but once you get behind the wheel, you will understand the comfort factor and the easy usage of the ride.
Some Changes and Improvements
It is quite understandable if the previous VW Touran 2015 was considered boring, plain, and bland; after all, they don’t really come packing with the features to improve the users’ comfort level. That’s why the new Touran comes with several improvements and modifications. Some of the exterior cover has been changed, as well as the engine arrangement. Interior cabin is made more comfortable and more exclusive – but not too much, so there is no cheesy or cheap feeling to the atmosphere and ambiance. More entertainment systems and handy console are added to improve comfort as well as functionality and usage.
Some people say that the exterior remains dull, despite the changes made to it, but it doesn’t change the fun factor and the easy-to-drive element, which is important for such ride. VW Touran 2015 is small, alright, but it is designed to accommodate 7 passengers, although not of them are all adults. There is a smart seating arrangement made by VW so kids can slide in comfortably so the seating space within the cabin won’t be compromised – not to mention if you have to tag along cargo or stuffs. The price range is set around $21,000 for the basic level up to $30,000 for the highest trim. Some people believe that this is the reason why Touran isn’t as promising as other rides made by the same European brothers.
On the positive sides, Touran has comfort and practicality into the list. Although the styling may not be highly artistic or beautiful – unlike those exotic sporty rides – this Touran is very comfortable and practical. Handling and control are very easy and even fun, with nice and cozy interior cabin. The design may be boxy, but it is nicely built. In fact, you can tell and feel that it is quite solid and rigid, despite the small body and seemingly fragile structure. However, the third row can be quite cramped since it is designed for small passengers – or kids. So, don’t exert yourself by carrying more than 5 adult passengers. The look is said to be unexciting, but you should be able to expect this considering that Touran is designed as a family vehicle, not a sporty racing ride.
VW Touran 2015 may not be overly perfect, but it still retains the unique signature style of VW. Not to mention that Volkswagen always puts up comfort, convenience, and plush effect over everything, so you can be sure that you will have very fun driving experience with plush and comfy setting. if you like a ride that can save you loads of money, with guaranteed comfort and usage, and quite decent space within the interior cabin, this is the right compact MPV for you.
Engine and Performance
There are several options when it comes to the choices of engine for this VW Touran 2015. For a starter, you can expect good kick and start with the TSI engine of 1.4 liter capacity. Yes, it is not speedy (what can you expect from a ride that is supposed to be used to carry your grocery or take your kids to their soccer practice?), but it feels solid and has the right kick to power up the ride. The power delivery is reliable and smooth, the handle is nice and responsive, and the in-gear feature is unbelievably flexible. It is also quiet and feels solid, without adding up weight and dragging you down.
The diesel variant engine with 1.6 liter capacity and 89 hp of power, on the other hand, feels empty and not solid at all. Instead of buying this variant, you should consider having the TSI 1.2 liter model, which is more powerful and having the right ‘umph’ for the kick. If you choose the TDI engine with 1.6 liter capacity – producing 104 bhp – it is better as it has the right smooth cruising factor with responsive performance. In fact, you can really expect relaxing and laid-back driving experience with this engine choice, which is good if you want to beat up busy traffic in your city. It also has combined 61 mpg, which means that it has solid fuel economy system and able to cover 800 miles. Good for your wallet, eh?
Feel free if you want to choose diesel engine with 2.0 liter, producing 138 bhp, as it will deliver more enjoyment and fun excitement. Paired with manual gearbox, it is quiet, responsive, and easy. If you opt for the TDI 2.0 liter engine – producing 168 bhp – you can even feel more power and solid grip. It is able to reach 62 mph within 8.9 seconds and it has top speed reaching 132 mph. The 2.0 diesel is good, but TDI 1.6 (which is cheaper and smaller) is able to do similar performance, so you can make money wise spending based on your condition.
Design and Style
To avoid the bland and plain look, VW Touran 2015 comes with new looks, covering front side make over. New improved grille is set, paired up with unique signature headlights, wide and lower intake, familiar bumper and lights for the back, and also clean crisp surface on the sides. It is too bad that VW doesn’t consider adding sliding door, which can be very handy and provides better access for in and out.
For the interior cabin, seating is quite nice and comfy, with smaller seat on the center and full size outer seating in the middle row. Although the interior cabin is quite spacious and roomy, never tag along more than 5 adult passengers. Yes, this ride can accommodate 7 passengers, but there should be kids among those passengers, and those kids can take the third row seats – which are more cramped and smaller.