Founded in 1967 Hyundai, which translates as 'modernity', is a South Korean brand based in Seoul. It currently exports vehicles to 193 countries and is known for offering quality cars at an affordable price. If you're looking for a used Hyundai, you'll find a wide range on offer, as it's a car that has carved out a niche for itself in the market and has become quite popular.
Hyundai is best known for producing the first affordable sports car with the Hyundai Coupé in 1998 and produced until 2008. This model was designed by pinifarina, with suspension and brakes supplied by Porsche and an engine developed by Mitshubishi. This model is no longer produced and has been taken over by Genesis, the luxury division of the brand.
Today Hyundai is among the leading manufacturers and offers vehicles in all segments. Let's take a look at some of Hyundai's most popular models.
Launched in 2015, the Hyundai i20 is the brand's most affordable model. Its small size contrasts with the feeling of space inside. It is a car that we will drive perfectly in the city, and thanks to its size it will make it easier to find parking and flow in dense traffic. Its price and the extras it offers put it in a good position compared to its competitors; even more so when we manage to find a second-hand one with low mileage. Is the Hyundai i20 worth it? Let's take a closer look.
The Hyundai i20 tends to be a favourite with young people looking for a small but capable car. With room for up to five adults, there's plenty of space for children, and the boot is not bad at 352 litres, which can be increased by folding down the seats.
Although it is a car designed for city driving, it also performs quite well on motorways and highways. It's a car that adapts to any driving style, so you'll have no trouble getting used to it quickly. In older versions, the infotainment screen was inserted into the dashboard; in newer versions, it complements the instrument panel, which is also fully digital.
The Hyundai i20 is currently only available with a petrol engine, but don't worry, it consumes very little fuel. The most economical option is the 1.2 with 84 hp power; from there we move on to the 1.0 semi-hybrid engine with 100 hp or 120 hp power, and finally as the most complete option we find the i20 1.6 TN with 204 hp and hybrid engine.
As an alternative to the Hyundai i20 there are the Renault Clio, the Ford Fiesta and the Peugeot 208. If you are interested in comparing, you can do so at our dealership in Malaga where we have models of different brands.
The Hyundai i30 is a compact family car. It stands out for its low price compared to other models in its segment, making it a good choice if you want to spend little on your new or second-hand car. Let's get to know this model better and see if it fits the type of car you're looking for.
The interior doesn't stand out as much as a Mazda 3 or a Golf, but it doesn't pretend to either as they are in different price ranges. The i30 aims to offer the best possible value for money and we think it achieves this, while also offering a pleasant experience; those looking for something more luxurious can opt for the top versions between the Klass, Tecno and Style; the infotainment system is located on a 10.25-inch widescreen display that protrudes from the dashboard, a style that is now popular in different models and which offers greater convenience when checking the screen.
The boot has 395 litres of space for storing luggage or any other items you may need, a capacity that increases to 1,301 litres if you fold down the seats.
There are many versions, with a choice of petrol, diesel or hybrid engines from 110 hp to 280 hp with a maximum fuel consumption for the higher power versions of 8.4 litres/100 km. Other options include the micro-hybrid system and Mild Hybrid technology.
Those who prefer a sportier option should look at the i30 Fastback. The Volkswagen Golf, Mazda 3, Renault Megane or Kia Ceed are some of the alternatives; if you want to take a closer look at them before deciding, come and visit us.
Among the small SUVs we find the Hyundai Kona, a very interesting option that catches our attention from the exterior. Its attractive design and driving height play in its favour; let's get to know it in more depth to find out the virtues of this car and whether it is worth buying it new or second-hand.
When we enter a Kona we realise that they have taken few risks with the cabin design compared to other cars in its segment; the 17.8 centimetre infotainment panel stands out from the dashboard; in higher ranges such as the Tecno, the screen is 20.3 centimetres and also has a wireless phone charger, which conveys modernity. Its continuist design is not, however, a major drawback if we take into account the comfort offered to passengers inside and the ease of adapting the seat to our liking, which is appreciated on long journeys.
The interior feels durable, using materials that appear to stand the test of time; all models have the steering wheel and some parts of the seats in synthetic leather; the more expensive versions have the seats in full leather. The 374-litre boot is adequate for most situations and can be extended by folding down the rear seats.
Which model is recommended? The Hyundai Kona is not available in diesel, so you'll need to get an electric, hybrid or petrol. It's available in power outputs ranging from 120 hp to 280 hp, with the latter being for those looking for the ultimate driving experience behind the wheel.
If you want to know some alternatives to the Hyundai Kona you should try the Seat Arona, Nissan Juke or Renault Captur among others. Are you interested in a car of this type? Come and visit us and we'll show you our compact SUV catalogue.
Hyundai Tucson is an SUV with an imposing appearance that offers at first glance all the virtues of this category of cars, a large size and comfort, plus the reliability of Hyundai. Let's take a closer look to see if it's the candidate you're looking for, but remember that before you decide you should visit our dealership to see this and other options in the same price range.
One of the things that makes the Tucson stand out is that it comes with a lot of equipment as standard, which is always appreciated. Not having to explore more expensive options with climate control, parking sensors and rear camera, cruise control, satellite navigation and mobile phone integration is a bonus.
It's a car made for long journeys, we'll be comfortable and the sound of the engine is barely perceptible. The interior and its good finishes help to achieve a balance that we only find in other cars with a higher price; we can say that the Hyundai Tucson is a good car and offers a lot at a reasonable price. If you find it second hand you should remember that Hyundai gives a 5 year transferable warranty.
Inside, there is plenty of space; the boot can vary depending on the version chosen. The boot space ranges from 620 litres in the petrol version to 546 litres in the diesel hybrid. Engine options are gasoline, diesel, micro-hybrid and full hybrid with power outputs ranging from 115 hp to 180 hp.
Alternatives to the Hyundai Tucson are the Volkswagen Tiguan, Seat Ateca, Renault Kadjar or Nissan QashQai.