The New Hyundai Amica | Part Three

The New Hyundai Amica

Hyundai Amica

New 1.1 litre engine
  • Fuel efficient and low emissions
  • 52.3 mpg Combined Cycle fuel consumption
  • All models Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Band C / Road Fund Licence (RFL) £105 per annum

The re-launch of the Amica is not simply a cosmetic exercise. While its appealing looks have been freshened up, there is also a new engine under the bonnet to deliver more refined performance, while meeting Euro IV emissions standards.

The new 1.1 litre four-cylinder 12 valve unit delivers 62 bhp (compared to 55 bhp of the previous model), enabling nought to 62 mph acceleration in 15.2 seconds and a top speed in excess of 90 mph.

Crucial to the Amica’s role as a nimble and budget-friendly machine is its superb fuel economy. In Combined Cycle driving, the 1.1 CDX model with five speed manual transmission can return 52.3 mpg. Even in its natural habitat, travelling around town, the frugal Amica can achieve a very respectable 42.2 mpg (urban).

As well as being fuel-efficient, the 1.1-litre engine also boasts low emissions. Manual and automatic models come within band C for Vehicle Excise Duty, adding to Amica’s low running cost appeal.

Choice of Transmissions
  • Five speed manual gearbox as standard
  • Optional four speed automatic for 1.1 CDX model

A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the new Amica, but the CDX is offered with the option of a four-speed automatic gearbox. Ideal for easy city and town driving, the auto option does not deprive the Amica of its value-for-money performance, returning 46.3 mpg (Combined Cycle).

Service intervals

Amica Service intervals replicate those of all Hyundai models in the UK at 12 months or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Published 4 March 2006 Melanie Carter

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