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Hyundai Getz Ready for Autumn Launch

Sat, 09 Mar 2002
Hyundai has used the Geneva Motor Show to reveal its new small hatchback to be known as the Getz, which reaches the UK in autumn.

Its platform comes from the Clix sports concept car. Dimensions are 3,800mm x 1,660mm x 1,485mm. A high roofline provides an airy and roomy interior. Three or five doors will be available.

Engines are all four cylinder and kick off with a 1,078cc 12 valve which puts out 62bhp at 5,500rpm and 91Nm torque at 3,500rpm. This gets it to sixty in 15.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 91mph.

Next, a 1,345cc 12 valve develops 82bhp at 5,500rpm and 114Nm torque at 4,000rpm. It dashes to sixty in 12.6 seconds and on to 103 mph.

Third petrol engine is a 1,599cc 16 valve with 105bhp at 5,800rpm and 143Nm torque at 3,000rpm. It hits sixty in 10.9 seconds and races away to 113mph.

Finally, coming in 2003, is a 1,493cc 12 valve common rail diesel offering 80bhp at 4,000rpm and stumping up 170Nm torque at 2,000rpm. Performance of this is sixty in 13.7 seconds, topping out at 106mph.

Safety is well covered with ABS with EBD, front seatbelt pretensioners, front and front side airbags and three three-point rear seatbelts.

Prices, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions will be released closer to the UK on-sale date.

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