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Hyundai Getz 1.3

Broadcast dates : 1st August 2004
5th August 2004

The Hyundai Getz made its debut here early in 2003 but the 1,3-litre version is a more recent addition to the range. The engine develops 60 kW and 117 Nm.

At R94 000 it is good value for money.

Surprisingly the 1,3-litre version of the Getz is not equipped with airbags, although the basic Getz recorded a good four-star rating in the European NCAP standardized safety test.

What it does offer as standard is electric front windows, power steering and central locking with an immobilizer. Air-conditioning adds an extra R6 000 to the deal, and our car in fact was the air-con model, weighing in just shy of R100 000.

The Getz makes excellent use of interior space and also offers a reasonable 200 litres of luggage space with the rear seats in the upright position.

Performance is zippy, with a claimed top speed of 163 km/h and a nought to hundred of 13, 4 seconds.

The Getz also rides well, with gas damping at the rear smoothing out smaller undulations. Braking is reasonable, with discs up front and drums at the rear, although ABS is again not fitted.

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