The next-generation Hyundai Creta launched in the Indian market in 2020 where it fast became the best-selling SUV in its segment. Now, the new Hyundai Creta is in South Africa taking the market by storm with better styling and new engine and transmission options.
Hyundai has long been the preferred choice when it comes to quality and affordability with many highly successful models over the years. It shouldn’t come as a surprise then that the brand new Hyundai i20 is hitting the bullseye in all areas of significance.
Considering the competitive nature of the SUV market, introducing the Hyundai Palisade couldn’t have come at a better time. Looking back, Hyundai’s large SUV history in South Africa doesn’t make for good reading except for the Hyundai Terracan. At the time, seasoned off-roaders considered it a more cost-effective option to the Land Cruiser which is impressive in itself.
The Hyundai H1 was first introduced in 2007 where a facelifted version entered the fray in 2018 with revised styling and a richer equipment list. All of the research and development over the last 13 years seems to have paid off with the third generation Hyundai H1 which will reportedly be market-ready by 2021.
The third-generation Hyundai i20 looks to make a big impact with a fresh design, new technology, mild hybrid options and various driver safety systems that the Korean automaker says are the most comprehensive in its class.
Some buy cheap because that is all they can afford, others buy cheaper because that is all they need. The low end of the car market has become crowded, the carmakers adding extra features while keeping prices low. Up to now, the Datsun Go has been the best value for money on the market. Now the newly re-released Hyundai Atos is seriously challenging that position.
The highly anticipated Korean Hyundai i30 N performance hatchback is set to arrive in South Africa as early as January 2020. Upgraded brakes and a limited-slip differential are true indicators that it’s ready for the track while claiming a speedy 0-100km/h in just 6.1 seconds.
The i-series put Hyundai on the map, a dealer in Paarden Eiland told me a couple of years ago. The i30, -20 and of course the i10 formed a formidable series of nice-to-drive, good-to-look-at, well-priced, full-feature passenger cars. Bigger, middle and smaller.
Good news is hard to come by these days but perhaps this is a great place to start. Hyundai Automotive South Africa has announced that the new Hyundai Venue will be available in South Africa late 2019.
First introduced at the New York Motor Show by the Hyundai Motor Company, this brand new Hyundai Venue will join the line-up already consisting of top quality cars such as the Kona, Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe.