Reviews

Veloster
Product Detail
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By Paul Tan 2011-07-01
Reviewer`s Opinion
★★★
4 out of 5 stars

The Genesis Coupe debuted for 2010 in seven trim levels. For 2011, Hyundai dropped the 2.0T Track trim and added the 3.8 R-Spec

The Hyundai Coupe's mix of Ford Mustang and Ferrari comes together to create a very handsome small coupe, which many passers-by will struggle to recognise as a Hyundai.
Bracketed by the 10Best-winning Sonata (yes, we just said that) and the budget-luxe Genesis, the Hyundai Azera competes with other big front-wheel-drive sedans for the attention of a motoring sect committed to comfort. One of the oldest models in the Hyundai armory, the Azera went on sale in 2005 as a 2006 model.
For 2011, it receives a significant refresh that includes more power from its two V-6s (the 3.8-liter in the range-topping Limited tested here is up 20 hp, to 283), a six-speed automatic transmission in place of a five-speed unit, and a revised exterior that features new bumpers, a chrome grille, LED surrounds for the headlamps, and LED taillights. The result is a slightly classier look that is still as anonymous as a ghost writer—although recently revealed sketches of the next-generation Azera promise a dramatic look in line with Hyundai’s emergent styling philosophy.

Full Reviews
  • Performance
    ★★★

    The range kicks off with our favourite engine, a smooth and flexible 107bhp 1.4; and, although there is a stronger 1.6-litre unit, it only comes with an automatic gearbox. In addition, there are two diesel engines, with 89- and 113bhp. We're yet to drive the weaker one of the pair, but the stronger unit provides a good balance between performance and economy.

  • Ride & Handling
    ★★★

    The i30's handling isn't class-leading, but it's not far off the pace. It deals with corners comfortably, although the steering does feel a little light and is short of feel. The Hyundai also gives a civilised ride - it takes a really nasty surface to unsettle it.

  • Refinement
    ★★★

    The range kicks off with our favourite engine, a smooth and flexible 107bhp 1.4; and, although there is a stronger 1.6-litre unit, it only comes with an automatic gearbox. In addition, there are two diesel engines, with 89- and 113bhp. We're yet to drive the weaker one of the pair, but the stronger unit provides a good balance between performance and economy.

  • Buying & Owning
    ★★★

    The i30's handling isn't class-leading, but it's not far off the pace. It deals with corners comfortably, although the steering does feel a little light and is short of feel. The Hyundai also gives a civilised ride - it takes a really nasty surface to unsettle it.

Reader’s Review
Paul Tan (What car), Seoul, Korea
2011-07-11
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    Overall verdict
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    Quality, practicality and equipment
My Car
Picked up my new car last Saturday, very happy with it.But today it broke down clutch valve went. So had to be towed back by RAC. Surprised at this but with any new piece of kit you can get a teething problem when running in. Up till now I was very pleased. My deal (all electric) immediately organised a I20 courtesy car and should have my car back next Thursday.
Hyundai Sime-Darby Motors
Jalan Pelukis U1/46 Kawasan Perindustrian Temasya Shah Alam, Selangor 40150 MY
Phone: 1300-13-2000 Website: https://www.hyundai.com.my