2010 Hyundai Getz | new car review

Posted on May 20, 2010 by








The Getz has been around since 2002, though the latest 2009 model received a facelift in 2006. It’s one of ’s most popular cars and is sold around the  world with the exception of the US. It’s designed to offer a little more space and big-car feeling than the diminutive i10 city car and is ’s rival to the likes of the Peugeot 207, Toyota Yaris and Honda Jazz.

Three engines are offered in the region, including a willing 1.1-litre engine that’s offered solely with a manual gearbox. However, the appeal of small manual-equipped cars in the region is extremely limited, therefore we’d recommend looking to the larger engined cars that come with four-speed automatic gearboxes.

There’s a choice of 1.4-litre or 1.6-litre engines – but if its a well-specced Getz you’re after, then you have to choose the 1.6-litre to get the GL trim with full options. That model receives front airbags for driver and passengers (other models only get driver’s airbag), ABS anti-lock brakes, a sunroof and keyless entry. The cabin is a little lacking on niceties, but its rather practical and finishing in hard-wearing materials.

In town is where the Getz feels most at home where its abilities shine in low-speed manoeuvres. An airy cabin is designed to make it easy to position in tight spots, as does very light steering and a tight turning circle.

The Getz is due to be replaced by the i20 at some point during late 2010, but more information was unavailable at the time of writing.

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