The Hyundai Getz is a 3-door hatchback and a 5-door hatchback manufactured and marketed by Hyundai, a South Korean car manufacturer, from 2002 to 2011 in one generation. Hyundai sold the model globally, excluding the United States, Canada, and China. The model name depends on the region of its release:
- South Korea - Hyundai Click
- India - Hyundai Getz Prime
- Japan - Hyundai TB (Think Basic)
- Malaysia - Inokom Getz
- Venezuela - Dodge Brisa
History of the Hyundai Getz
The Getz debuted as a concept vehicle at the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show before making its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2002. Hyundai's European engineering headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, offered three-door and five-door hatchback versions. In addition to the facility in Ulsan, South Korea, and the Hyundai Motor India factory in Chennai, India, the Getz was made between 2002 and 2011. With the Getz, Hyundai attempted to break into the compact minivan industry, which was in decline at the time. When the vehicle was first introduced, the company believed that buyers searching for a compact automobile would like the vehicle's spacious interior and compact appearance. Hyundai gave the facelift in 2005, and they debuted the revised vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Although they offered the facelifted model in the UK, they didn't market the Getz model in Venezuela.
Electric Hyundai Gets
Known as the Blade Electron in New Zealand and Australia, an entirely electric Getz was available from 2008 to 2011. The speed is 75 mph (120 kph) with a full charge, and the range is 75 miles (120 kilometers) when fully charged. The i20 replaced the Getz in most markets in late 2008.
In India, Hyundai retailed the Getz model with a starting price of Rs. 3.29 Lakh ($4,232) for the base model and Rs. 5.21 Lakh ($6,702) for the top-spec model.
The Getz, which shared its foundations with the Hyundai Accent and Kia Picanto, was positioned somewhere in the middle of the hatchback and minivan segments. A vertical tailgate and a flat roof retained the vehicle's raked hood and windshield design. The angular-looking headlamps include corner-mounted signal lights featuring clear lenses in keeping with the new edge appearance. Hyundai was aware that parking lot dings were the most common cause of tiny dents, so it added black plastic molds to the sidewalls and bumpers to safeguard the body. Hyundai's interior designers had to raise the vehicles' seats to accommodate more people in the back due to the vehicle's tall greenhouse. They couldn't give the same space in the trunk as a typical, tiny hatchback. It was about one-third the size of a VW Golf, which wasn't the greatest in its class, to begin with.
Standard Features of the Hyundai Getz
- Front and Side Airbags
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
- Remote Central Locking With Alarm
- 14-Inch Alloy Wheels
- Front Fog Lights
- Air Conditioning
- Heated Electric Door Mirrors
- Electric Tilt and Slide Sunroof
- Electric Front and Rear Windows
- CD Player
- Trip Computer
- 15-Inch Alloy Wheels (1.6L version)
- Leather Upholstery
- Metallic Paint
- Satellite Navigation
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Traction Control (TSC)
- Bluetooth Handsfree
- MP3 Player With USB Connectivity
Hyundai released the Getz model from 2002 to 2011 over a single generation. After the model's discontinuation in 2011, the i20 model replaced it as its successor.