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The Hyundai Getz is one of the oldest premium hatchbacks in the Indian market and was launched in the country in the starting of this millennium. The Getz model has always been appreciated for its high performance and spacious interiors.
The Getz had been launched in the price range of sub Rs 5 lakh where it has been competing with the likes of Maruti Swift and Chevrolet Aveo U-Va. The car was available in both petrol and diesel variants in the Indian market. Powered by a 1.3L SOHC engine, the petrol version Hyundai Getz model has been among the most preferred car models of this segment. On the other hand, the diesel version of the car carries a 1.5L CRDi engine.
The Hyundai Getz model has won a number of prestigious awards throughout the globe including the 'Transport for London GreenFleet Award' for the best economy car in 2006 and the 'Best Small Car' in Australia in 2005. However, the car was discontinued in the 13 major cities in the Indian market in April 2010, after the government of India applied new BS-IV emission norms in the 13 major cities of the country.
Engine & Specifications of the Hyundai Getz
As mentioned above, the Getz model is available in both petrol and diesel variants in the Indian market. The Getz was available in two petrol versions including 1.1L In-line and 1.3L In-line engine. While the 1.1L engine of the car is capable of delivering a peak power of 65 bhp, the 1.3L engine of the car delivers a maximum power of 82bhp. On the other hand, the diesel version of the Getz is available with a 1.5L CRDi engine that delivers a peak power of 108 bhp at 4000 rpm along with a peak torque of 235 Nm at 2750 rpm. All variants of the Getz carry a five-speed manual transmission gearbox.
Performance of the Hyundai Getz
The Hyundai Getz model is known as a true performer on road across the globe. The car not only delivers a considerably high fuel economy but also offers a dependable performance no matter what the road conditions are. While the petrol version of the car delivers a fuel economy in the range of 10 to 14 kmpl, the diesel version of the car delivers a fuel economy of 12 to 16 kmpl. Moreover, the features like double action hydraulic shock absorbers in the front and the gas shock absorbers in the rear, and power-assisted hydraulic steering wheel offer an impressive performance on road.
Exterior, Interior & Safety Features of the Getz
The major attractions at the exterior of the car include clear-lens head-lamps, stylish fog-lamps and dynamic front grille. Inside, the Getz is considerably spacious and carries a dual tone interior theme. The mentionable interior features of the Getz include user friendly instrument cluster with a tachometer, digital odometer and trip-meter, 60:40 rear split seats and many more. Hyundai has made sure the fool-proof safety of the passengers as well as of the car with the features like clutch lock (standard) and ABS (anti-lock braking system).
30 March 2010, 10:10 IST by Payal Pathak
Hyundai Motors India limited has decided to phase out its model Getz from the Indian car market. It has already introduced its replacement model i20 in the market which is powered by the new Kappa
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