“Ask them if the new one can take a towbar? And if they fixed the intermittent wiper!” chirps my mom-in-law when she heard that I’d be driving the latest version of her Hyundai Grand i10.
Second-hand Vivo or Figo. That’s usually my answer when someone asks what they should buy for their graduating child or retiring parent. When they counter with affordable new cars, I often have the devil’s own job explaining why they shouldn’t buy a cheapy for Junior or Ouma. That is, until now…
Hot on the heels of the Grand i10 refresh, its bigger brother i20 just received an injection of youth.
How do you improve on perfection? While it may seem odd to use that term for the report of a Hyundai i20 refresh, I struggled to see where (or why) they even bothered. The outgoing model only arrived 2,5 years ago and in my humble opinion, it still looked perfectly modern while offering a great value proposition.
Hyundai nóg ‘n stap voor
Hyundai het pas die derde beste verkoper in Suid Afrika verbygesteek en met goeie rede. Hoewel die ekonomie steeds hinder, is Hyundai se algehele verkope steeds goed. Dié week het ons die nuwe Grand i10 getoets, wat dalk net presies die rede vir Hyundai se sukses weerspieël.
A new engine and clever updates underline this car’s excellent value proposition
The Hyundai Grand i10 has always been one of my first recommendations in the compact hatchback class. Its price, specifications and ease of use make for a great combination, although I felt that the last one I tested (less than a year ago) was getting eclipsed by some of its newer competitors.
The rosy time
Roughly three years ago I reviewed the then-new Hyundai Grand i10 and, besides a few upset Getz owners, had nothing but praise to bestow upon the accomplished Korean. Now though, after a mild facelift, things didn’t seem as rosy as when I first got acquainted to the compact hatchback.
Do you bang the middle man?
(is jy bang vir die middelmannetjie?) So you live on a plaas but don’t have / want a 4×4. Here’s a list of affordable cars with high ground clearance that are not 4×4, SUV’s, AWD, Crossovers, Bakkies, LCV’s, etc.
The small truth
Sometimes my friends and acquaintances can be cruel. Downright rude, even. If I had a Rand for every time I heard “Meh, is that your car for this week?” or “When are you testing a Ferrari?” I’d have, oh, about N$28 now. What most of them refuse to believe is that I enjoy testing small budget cars – like this Kia Picanto.
Teen 55 myl per gelling deur die Engelse platteland!
Die onlangse duisend myl deur die Engelse platteland met ‘n Hyundai in September het talle herinneringe opgeroep uit my jeug, veral die gebruik om brandstofverbruik in terme van myl per gelling uit te druk.