While our entire automotive market is shifting towards SUV’s, bakkies, crossovers and other lifestyle-mobiles, companies like Hyundai are still breathing new life into the once-popular hatchback segment. We test-drove their refreshed i20 on a cold and wet Cape Town press launch.
Most people would dismiss an affordable Hyundai hatchback as dreary but our tester begs to differ.
Which series shares a code with the Atos? And how many generations of Sonata have there been? Take a look at our condensed list of Hyundai model codes to answer these and any other questions.
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.
The naughty hiss
Back in the old days, cars were so much simpler. If you wanted a faster ride, good old tuning and mechanical tinkering would help whereas nowadays you need a software degree and laptop. Now Hyundai South Africa has come up with something in between, a modern car with some sporty tuning.
The bang bus
As our first launch report for 2016, it’s only fitting that it should start with a bang. Bang for your buck, that is. In a market where small city runabouts long surpassed six figures and compact luxury sedans are pushing half a bar, it’s great to know that Hyundai’s updated H1 bus range represents excellent value.
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 cheap seats
Bargain basement, bottom drawer, cheap seats. None of these phrases evoke a positive feeling and most people wouldn’t want to hear them while shopping for a shiny new set of wheels. In our world of high efficiency and cool technology, some cars like the cheapest Hyundai i20 prove otherwise.
The big fun
Today, the Hyundai Grand i10 and I would like to teach you a lesson. Don’t worry; it’s not the hurting kind but rather the opposite – small cars can be fun. The harsh reality is that practicality and price rule when your budget is tighter than two coats of paint but you shouldn’t settle for something cheap ‘n nasty.
Paslaken tussen die i20’s en i30’s
‘n Ander opskrif vir die artikel miskien ‘n Noord-Kaapse sêding gewees het; “tussen die tjoep en die taaier.” Daar is net-net plek vir die paslaken tussen die twee bestaande modelle en dit is meer ‘n saak van die verskil in pryse as in grootte wat die nuwe aankomeling so welkom maak op ons mark.