Hyundai is a South Korean car manufacturer, founded in Seoul in 1967.
Hyundai’s rise has been meteoric and in just a few short years, the company has been transformed from a lacklustre also-ran, struggling to compete with the European competition, into a credible player. Hyundai produces some genuinely good cars, and because they’re cheap, they are often terrific buys on the used car market. Plus, because all new models get a five-year transferrable warranty, even second-hand buyers can benefit.
The Hyundai i10 city car was launched in 2008 to replace the ageing Amica (which replaced the old Atoz in 2000). The i10 is an excellent little car thanks to its low prices, low running costs, practicality and low CO2 emissions, making it a good choice for first-time buyers and anyone looking for a bargain on the used car market.
The Hyundai i20 supermini replaced the Hyundai Getz in 2008. Both models are still popular choices on the used car market thanks to their cheapness, reliability, ease of ownership and good build quality.
The Hyundai i30 arrived on the market in 2007 to replace the Hyundai Accent, and a second-generation model was launched in 2012. The i30 represents a good second-hand buy thanks to its high quality interior, good ride, good looks and impressive reliability.
The Hyundai i40 is Hyundai’s Mondeo rival, released in 2012 to replace the Hyundai Sonata. It’s a good used buy thanks to its low prices, premium feel and excellent reliability.
The Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the more long-lasting models in the Hyundai range, which means there are plenty of second-hand models to choose from. Launched in 2001, with the second-gen model appearing in 2006 and the third-gen model in 2012, the Santa Fe is a cheap, practical and reliable off-roader. It’s also available with a good selection of diesel engines, making it a good used buy.
The Hyundai Veloster was launched in 2012 to replace the Hyundai Coupe. The Coupe was an excellent car thanks to its good looks and fine handling and the Veloster carries on in its predecessor’s tradition. The final-generation Coupe (2002-2009) in particular is an excellent used buy.
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