Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hyundai Getz Prime: The global car in India

(This entry was originally published in May 2009)

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. is one of the top car manufacturers and exporters in India. It is also one of the fastest growing passenger car manufacturers in India. Despite late entry, Hyundai took over the top spot in the Indian auto industry within a decade. Last year, Hyundai launched its small passenger car Hyundai Getz Prime in India. Designed to compete with cars like Maruti Swift and Chevrolet UV-A, it is India’s first car that is truly global in terms of features, design and aesthetics. Prior to India, the Hyundai Getz was sold in Europe and it won many accolades in various countries including the ‘Best Small Car” in Australia in 2005 and the ‘Transport for London Green Fleet Award’ in 2006.

Dimension, weight, color, and other technical specifications of Hyundai Getz Prime:




Color: Black diamond, space silver, silky beige, crystal white, electric red, dark grey, berry red.


Ground Clearance:160mm

Front track:1450 mm

Rear track:1440mm

Kerb Weight: 995kg(1.1liter),1012-1033kg(1.3liter),1137-1169kg(1.5liter)

Fuel Tank Capacity:45 liter


Hyundai Getz Prime is a stylish car. The full width detachable bumper insert moldings prevent external scratches and give the car a sporty look. They are also easily replacable. The elongated headlamp ensures optimum brightness and visibility. The car comes with round bumper inserted fog lamps to ensure better visibility in rough weathers. The single horizontal slat grille comes with the company’s “H” logo and chrome insert which adds up to the car’s style quotient. Clear rear combination lamps, integrated with the tailgate, make the car look stylish. The spacious beige interior offers lots of space and comfort. There are lots of headroom which allows even the tallest person to sit straight. Rear seat of the car can easily accommodate three people. There is a high-tech clutter free dashboard. The electronic odometer is placed at the center of the instrument panel. A warning light system with individual lights is fitted with the dashboard. Hyundai Getz Prime has small storage spaces spread all over the car. The center console tray, deluxe floor console, and utility tray would allow users to keep small items such as mobile phones, cassettes etc. A clock is placed in the center console. The driver seat has a foldable armrest and illuminated power window switches can be located easily at night.


Number of cylinders: 4

Displacement: 1086cc (1.1liter);1341cc(1.3liter);1493(1.5liter)

Hyundai Getz Prime is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The car comes with 12valve, 4 cylinder, inline, MPFI, 1.3 liter and 1.1 liter SOHC petrol engine and 1.5 litre Common rail direct injection. The 1.3 litre SOHC engine and 1.1 litre eRLX engine offers great mileage and fuel economy. The 1.5 litre CRDi engine comes with Variable Geometry Turbocharger technology is an ideal diesel engine car that offers great driveability.

Other major features:

  • The Hyundai Getz Prime comes with double folding (cushion and seatback) and 60:40 rear seat split. This means extra space for your luggage if necessary.
  • The Hyundai Getz Prime is the only car in its segment to offer reclining rear seat backrest. The backrest angle can be adjusted according to passengers’ need. This is a very useful in long journeys.
  • The Hyundai Getz Prime child safety lock at the rear doors.
  • The Hyundai Getz Prime has collapsible steering column reduces the risk of chest injury during a crash.
  • The Hyundai Getz Prime has front ventilated disc brakes with Antilock braking System (ABS) and rear drum brakes on rear wheels.
  • The Hyundai Getz Prime comes with clutch lock which disallows ignition until the clutch is pressed and avoids jerk starts.
  • The Hyundai Getz Prime has three nozzle washer jet that splashes water over wider area of windscreen.
  • The Hyundai Getz Prime comes with variable intermittent wiper. It allows adjustment of the wiper speed to desired level.
  • The Hyundai Getz Prime has tilt steering for easy maneuvering. The driver can adjust the steering according to his height and comfort.
  • The Hyundai Getz Prime comes with standard comfort features including air-conditioning, heating and ventilation.


Well, the price of Hyundai Getz Prime differs according to cities but upon opening the official website of Hyundai Getz Prime you will see a pop-up which says that you can get Hyundai Getz Prime for Rs. 3,99,000 plus a loyalty bonus of 20,000 and corporate discount of 3,500. Upon test driving any car, you will receive a gold plate anti-magnetic sticker.

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