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Hyundai Getz


FX gets fog lights, spoiler,

interior very impressive for a hatch

Following in the footsteps of impressive revival, what it’s classy Mazda6, Mazda2 and RX-8, Hyundai is looking for a return to form.

But was Hyundai in form – you Think back to 1998. The was launched and it sold like It was, without exaggeration, a success.

Some say it was the stylised complete with Tony but we disagree.

Hyundai had a good package, and a very good – under $15,000, and the car sold well.

So, with Getz just around the with entry-level models at that magic sub-$15k point, will history

Hyundai is quick to tout the of the Getz’ European styling, but or not, the new small car will healthy competition for Holden’s more expensive Barina in the department.

Described by Hyundai as yet purposeful, strangely, this up the new look quite well. It has a high roof line, gives it a distinct look, and yields more interior room.

The sharply raked windscreen, with the flared wheel-arches and front and rear overhangs add which is key to attracting young buyers, say Hyundai.

As such, to see many modified Getz’ in with fat wheels and hot-dog pipes prowling the trendy of Australia’s bigger cities.

personally we don’t agree the new tail-light cluster – high-mounted nor low – it’s at it’s better than a lot of hatches currently doing the

The headlight and front end in general, are much more pleasing: the grille treatement and stretched air dam add all-important charm.

The Getz receives a no fuss interior, easy-to-read circular tachometre and The centre console is particularly putting smart-looking large vents and circular dials to use.

The new super-mini first cover at the Geneva Auto in March of 2002, then in Europe not long after.

Using an all-new platform, the gets (sorry, couldn’t the same 1.5-litre twin-cam, four banger of its larger the Accent, albeit with shifts in the 5-speed manual (thanks largely to improved and reprofiled gears). A four-speed is also available.

The new Getz, its zippy 1.5-litre inline engine, makes the 0-100km/h in seconds – on par with more expensive (to the tune of Echo Sportivo. Obviously the auto is coming of age.

It the quarter-mile sprint (0-400m) in 17 and-a-half seconds, while the is expected to reach 175km/h. The will more than touch on 180 kays.

Power the twin-cam engine is 74kW @ meaning you won’t have to rev the out of it for spirited driving. But more peak torque is an impressive at a low 3200rpm.

Furthermore, economy is by Hyundai as 5-litres of fuel to of travel on the highway cycle and per 100km on the city cycle in the The automatic uses 5.2 and 7.8-litres/100km in the cycles.

City driving, where the is most-oft to be used, will be a thanks to power steering and a 2.9 turns of the steering wheel, It’s turning circle is on 10 metres, while Hyundai ride and handling is tuned for enjoyment.

The suspension setup of coil springs all round, MacPherson struts and an anti-roll bar up the front, while a semi-independent axle with in-built function, plus gas shock make the cut at the back. Brakes are ventilated discs up front and on the rear, with discs for the due later in 2003.

Getz are exclusively hatchbacks and include and five-door GL and a sporty-look FX three-door front fog lights and lower kit. All share the same length and wheelbase as well as and automatic drivetrains.

Rear mimics its bigger stablemate, the LaVita, with a 60/40 backrest bench seat, tumble folds forward to a low, spacious, flat floor.

Model Features:

– steering

– driver#146;s

– engine immobilizer


– a four-speaker audio

– vanity and ticket holders in both sun

– heater ducting to the foot wells

– a load floor underneath the seat and level with the floor

– 14-inch with 175/65 tyres

features include:

– left front seatback bag (perfect for takeaway)

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– console with a slot and cupholders – one of which is via a removeable ashtray

– an holder shelf pocket the steering column

Subtle FX include:

– air-conditioning pollen and particle filters

remote central locking alarm

– audio tweeters small speakers)

– auto headlights-off with key

– adjustment for driver cushion tilt and height and lumbar support

Interior FX features include:

– steering wheel rim and gearshifter

carbon fibre-look centre panel and door armrest panels

– roof-mounted case with damped-action

– cloth door inserts

– charcoal interior fabric design (vs mid grey, with subtle cubes)

Also, a full of Hyundai’s Astrel brand is available for the new Getz, including full leather seat body kit all round, various equipment carriers, 14-inch wheels for the GL and a 700kg tow-bar The Hyundai Getz will be in by the time you read this.

is the car with which Hyundai to reclaim the youth market in new according to Hyundai Automotive Australia CEO, Mr C. K. Liew.

is a much younger-appealing design a more contemporary, short configuration. So our marketing will aim at 18 to 29-year-old single urban and their fast-paced lifestyles. buyers typically looking for a family car or empty-nesters downsizing also warm to the car’s aura.

Importantly for younger buyers, is as sharply priced as Hyundai’s value-for-money would suggest. As they will especially the driveaway-no-more-to-pay element of Getz saving them up to $2000 or depending on location and greatly their car purchase process.

So you have it – the new Getz in all its But can it re-capture the success of the Excel? says yes, aiming to between roughly 18,000 and units per year.

While going to wait and see, the drive-away price will go a way in making this goal a along with the Getz’ looks, standard features, economy, twin-cam engine,

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