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Hyundai Getz Review

Hyundai Getz

Model Update

Hyundai’s 2010 Getz is a great drive. Both the 1.4 and 1.6 litre petrol fed engines are sprightly performers. They love to sip the fuel which makes the driving experience that much more enjoyable. Handling and ride quality are excellent.

Inside, the Hyundai Getz treats its occupants to comfortable seats, and a good level of head, leg and shoulder room. Features like: powered windows, reclining rear seats and a sound system that can rock your socks off help make the trip a relaxing affair. But, it doesn’t stop there; the new Hyundai Getz gets very serious with some seriously appealing kit: MP3 compatibility, six speakers, steering wheel audio controls, tweeters, bluetooth connectivity, USB and auxiliary jacks help complete the picture for what is a very competitively priced small car package.

In Australia, the little Hyundai Getz has had a stream of accolades that follow behind its rather suave and snazzy exterior. This is a little car that has been heralded as Australia’s best small car in 2003 and 2005. And according to NRMA Motoring and Services, the great little Hyundai Getz is the most affordable car to own and run.

To look at, the pint size Hyundai Getz is sophisticated and touches of class are evident with the neat little bonnet lines that sweep into the wrap-around front headlamps. The mesh grille houses the proud silver Hyundai badge, and the low raking windscreen elegantly blends in with the nice high roofline that hints toward plenty of cabin space inside. The black bumpers and door protectors look very neat as they glide around the Hyundai Getz bodywork.

Step into the wide open doors of the Getz and enjoy sitting into the well sculptured and designed seats. Hyundai gets top marks here for the driver’s seat, which offers plenty of support. A comfortable body position should be achievable for most body shapes and sizes. Interior ambience is pleasant and the look of the well appointed dash is tasteful to the eye. Perhaps the nicest matching exterior and interior colours would be found in the Hyundai Getz SXi, where the midnight grey exterior blends superbly with the grey and red cloth trim of the interior. But this is only my taste being presented – there is a wide range of body colours and interior blends that will match your tastes too.

The Hyundai Getz comes in three guises. Each model is a hatchback and comes in S, SX and SXi varieties. The S and SX come as either a three door or five door hatch. The SXi is a sporty little 3dr number that just looks superb sitting on sexy 15 inch alloys. Drive this one around town, and heads will turn in your direction – guaranteed.

Under the bonnet of the Hyundai Getz S, a nippy little 1.4 litre motor fires into life. The S model has the option of a five speed manual or a four speed automatic transmission. But go figure this one: in the base model Hyundai Getz, for a paltry Aus $13 990.00, airbags in the front are standard. So, too, is power steering, front seat belt pretensioners, keyless entry, central locking, a six speaker stereo with audio controls on the steering wheel, and cupholders front and rear. Wow! Not a bad list of items in the base model – eh? Add to this ABS and a leather steering wheel, and the Getz SX is looking very good. Now add 15 inch alloys and a racy body kit, and you can show off for the low price of Aus $ 16 490.00 for the manual. The SX and SXi models have the more powerful 1.6 litre engine that delivers 78 kW of power at 5800 rpm. Also on tap is a useful 144Nm of torque at 3200 rpm. This translates into some zip that can pull the little Hyundai Getz along at a fair crack. The chassis and suspension setup is well balanced and comfortable. Running costs are class leading, so, the Hyundai Getz really does transform the meaning of the word frugal.

Hop inside and enjoy is the simplest end to this car review. Do drive the startling new Hyundai Getz and be impressed.

Current model series include:

  • Hyundai Getz 3 Door 1.4
  • Hyundai Getz 3 Door 1.6
  • Hyundai Getz 5 Door 1.4
  • Hyundai Getz 5 Door 1.6
  • Hyundai Getz SXi 3 Door 1.6

For anymore information on the Hyundai Getz, or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quotes requests out to our national network of Hyundai dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!

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