September 21, 2023
Hyundai retires two iconic SUVs in Brazil simultaneously;  see any

Hyundai retires two iconic SUVs in Brazil simultaneously; see any

The Hyundai He confirmed that the ix35 and New Tucson will be discontinued as mid-size SUVs in Brazil. Produced at the Anápolis (GO) plant, these cars were two more “victims” of ProConfi L7Which sets new emissions and noise standards for cars in the country.

The Hyundai ix35 is nothing more than the second generation of the Tucson, a very successful SUV in Brazil in the 2000s. The Korean automaker has kept both copies for sale here for a long time, which has been the case since 2013, in the case of the ix35.

Hyundai sold different generations of Tucson at the same time (Photo: Felipe Ribeiro / Canaltech)

The New Tucson, popular abroad, is the third generation of this SUV, that is, a natural continuation of the iX35, but it was erased, for example, by its brother in the auto industry. Similar in size, but more accurate and faster, this was one of the most underrated SUVs on the national market.

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The ix35 and New Tucson were already at a wide open age in the face of competitors of the same size, cases Volkswagen TaosAnd the Jeep Compass And the Toyota Corolla Cross.

Until the end of its life, the ix35 is equipped with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine with 167 hp and 20.4 kgf / m of torque, the same engine as in the old generation of Hyundai. Crete. Even without many built-in technologies, it was very reliable and had a large interior space, highly targeted by large families.

The new Tucson, which arrived in Brazil in 2016, offers further improvements to the SUV lineup and a new engine, a 1.6 turbo engine with the same power of 167 hp, but an impressive torque of 27 kg / m at 1500 rpm, which It is enough to make the car go from 0 to 100 km / h in just 9.1 seconds.

Tucson hybrid on the road

The ix35 will not have an official replacement, since its share of customers is presented by the best version of the new generation Hyundai Creta, equipped with an improved version of the brand’s 2.0 naturally aspirated engine. New Tucson should return to the Brazilian market in 2022, But with a mixed versionAlready in Argentina, for example.

If confirmed, the Tucson hybrid will have the same 1.6 turbocharged engine, but with an electric motor that guarantees 230 horsepower and 35.7 kg/m of torque, and works with a six-speed automatic transmission. Consumption, always on gasoline, will be 17.5 km / l.

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