The presentation of Hyundai Getz small class car was held at the Geneva motor show in 2002. Until the end of the year, the car had gone on sale in two body variants: three and five-door hatchback.
The car comes with three petrol engines and one diesel engine. The first versions were equipped with a 1,1-, 1,3 – and 1,5-liter petrol and 1.5 liter diesel units.
The limitation in the motors was observed in New Zealand; here after 2005, you couldn’t buy a car with engine capacity of 1.6 liters. In 2005 the Korean manufacturer carried out restyling of the car. Changes affected the appearance of the car and interior. So, Hyundai Getz received new lighting equipment, Hyundai Accent led headlights which are equal to this model, grille and bumpers.
They changed the steering wheel and instrument panel inside the auto. In addition, it was upgraded range of engines: the 1.3 – and 1.5-liter engines were replaced by the more powerful 1.4 – and 1.6-liter units.