New Hyundai Getz Top Marks For Lasting Value (2005)

Rival-beating residual values announced

Great to look at, great to drive and now it’s official: the new Hyundai Getz is a great investment, too. First figures from leading independent assessors CAP Monitor show that Hyundai’s brilliant supermini leads its market rivals in predicted residual values.

The previous Getz was an established good performer when it came to residual value i.e. its retained worth after 60,000 miles or three years’ driving. But the new model, launched in October, is commanding even greater industry respect. In its first report on the new range, CAP Monitor credits it with residual values of between 31 and 34 per cent, compared to 26 to 30 per cent for the previous line-up.

The Getz 1.4 GSI three door and the 1.5 CRTD GSI and CDX+ have a 31 per cent rating; the entry-level 1.1 GSI three door and 1.4 CDX five door are rated at 32 per cent; and the five door 1.1 CDX achieves an exceptional 34 per cent rating.

By comparison, most of the Getz’s prime market rivals struggle to reach a 30 per cent rating. CAP Monitor figures this month show the Citroen C3 1.4i SX five door at 28 per cent; the Nissan Micra 1.2 S three door and 1.4 SE five door at 27 per cent; the Peugeot 206 1.1 S five door at 28 per cent and 1.6 16 valve SE five door at 27 per cent; and the Vauxhall Corsa 1.2i Design 16 valve three door at 25 per cent and 1.3 CDTi SXi five door at 26 per cent.

The Getz is reaping the rewards of all-round advances in style, performance and equipment levels. The new range features new 1.4 petrol and 1.5 CRTD diesel engines that deliver spirited performance and excellent economy, together with a revised 1.1 litre petrol unit that’s a perfect entry point to the range. And all engines comply with the new Euro IV emissions standards.

The new Getz has a contemporary look with strong European styling influences and specifications now provide air conditioning as standard on all models (excluding 1.1 Special Edition). And to reinforce Hyundai’s reputation for high quality and reliability, the Getz is protected by the manufacturer’s unique and industry leading five year, unlimited mileage, fully transferable warranty.

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Published 18 November 2005 Melanie Carter

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