Hyundai Matrix 1.5 TD GSi

A top magazine survey has found the Hyundai Matrix 1.5 TD GSi to be the most tax-efficient mini people-carrier available on the UK market.

And not only does the diesel Matrix take top honours, the petrol 1.6 GSi model takes third place – giving Hyundai two of the top three places.

The survey was carried out by Fleet News, which analysed 35 compact MPVs between 1.5 and 2.2 litres. It found the three year tax total for the Matrix 1.5 TD GSi was £1,434, with the Matrix 1.6 GSi emerging at £1,570.

The Matrix beat the likes of the Citroen Xsara Picasso, Toyota Corolla Verso, Renault Mégane Scenic, Peugeot 307 SW and Nissan Almera Tino.

Some cars at the bottom end of this survey had three year tax totals in excess of £2,600.

The Fleet News survey said: "If we take 1.5 litres as the entry-level engine capacity, it is the Hyundai Matrix 1.5 TD that proves the most tax efficient over three years.

"It is neat, well equipped and stylish and the petrol model takes third place behind the 1.6 Renault Scenic."

The Hyundai Matrix is one of the best value mini-MPVs available on the UK market, with a competitive starting price of £10,995 for the 1.6 GSi. All models come equipped with air conditioning, driver, passenger and side airbags, alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, AM/FM stereo CD radio with RDS, electric front and rear windows and power steering.

The Matrix 1.5 TD GSi is £11,845 on the road, while the Matrix 1.8 CDX is £12,195.

And don’t forget the Matrix comes with the UK’s first five year unlimited mileage warranty as standard – in common with the entire Hyundai range.

Published : 17/09/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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