Hyundai's first UK car market foray, 11 October 1986 – Throwback Thursday
Source : Hyundai's first UK car market foray, 11 October 1986 – Throwback Thursday
Hyundai has come a long way since no frills, cheap in addition to cheerful Pony 1.3 GL
[came Hyundai first foray inside United Kingdom’s car market with the rear-wheel-drive dowry , which went on sale in 1982 for £ 3075. South Korean any will soon take his place at the end of the cost of the lost market, which was being vacated by the Japanese car companies, which found in which the high value of the yen in addition to forcing them to boost the prices of their cars.
, dowry was the second to reach these shores machine changed a lot compared to the one masterminded by former Austin Morris coach Sir George Turnbull. Like its predecessor, This particular can be still used engines sourced Mitsubishi , yet This particular had a platform front-wheel drive up to date, Giugiaro Design in addition to Indoor more sophisticated.
There can be a wider range of variables offered the option, including the saloon with four doors in which have been tested Autocar 1.3 GL trim in late 1986. At £ 5149, in addition to undermining competitors 1.3 liters similar size such as Ford Orion in addition to Vauxhall Belmont at about £ 1500.
1296cc engine produced 66bhp at 5500rpm in addition to 72lb ft at 3500rpm. She described to have these numbers test as “the average results of energy, which can be awarded for the 900 kg pony with sufficient, rather than sparkling performance. A glance at competitors’ numbers show in which the maximum speed of 95.6mph about par for the budget-class 1.3-liter.”
coming from performing said tests “of inertia to 60mph takes dowry 13.3sec check that has a large cruise of the front wheels in addition to gritting his teeth coming from the driver, to become very noisy in addition to very harsh engine when the accelerator hard, which would certainly discourage many drivers fast cars. However, cruising can be comfortable to a reasonable extent inside legal limit “
while the full flexibility can be not bad – 30-50mph in gear the fourth took 11.8sec in addition to very competitive according to the criteria category – in fact This particular was you have to use a lot of
“, the economy suffers in fuel consumption, inevitably,” he said the courses, as well as a lot of throttle to achieve real progress.
we are. “The test car achieved 28.8mpg on the year in our hands, which are sub-standard. Fuel consumption tour of 37.1mpg, too, can be excluded, giving a modest range of 326 miles coming from a tank of 40 liters (8.8 gallons).
“the gearchange can be not as not bad as its Japanese heritage suggest. Once the rose oil temperature inside gearbox up, in addition to change can be easy enough, yet there can be still a lack of progress helped notchy in addition to smooth little clutch that has a sudden, excessive labor center. “
our test considered dowry a long way behind European rivals when This particular came to the versatility dynamic:” This particular can be not a car designed to attract the driver’s enthusiastic, so the balance of the chosen deal can be understandable decision. Has the advantage of being completely failsafe, with understeer accumulate rapidly with the limits of a modest grip approached. Lift off halfway round the curve will pony do little except scrub off speed in addition to to allow the driver to tighten in line with guidance if necessary.
“reflected This particular behavior can be idle inside leadership, which includes a rubbery reactions in addition to lacks feel about an upright position forward. Shootout, yet can be fine on the move, yet heavy quickly in addition to parking.”
However, became ride at higher speeds “intermittently, with vertical bounce not rest on anything yet the surfaces billiard table,” despite the fact in which “in favor of the suspension can be in which This particular can be quiet in operation in addition to isolates road noise effectively”
we have tested praised cabin: “the seats are soft yet supportive enough, in addition to the position of comfortable driving with all controls close at hand, in addition to there can be a not bad view both fore in addition to aft”
concluded: “inside cost can be attractive, Hyundai Hassan construction makes a lot of meaning the driver who asks no more than to be simple, October frills transportation. yet for the driver who looks at your vehicle to provide a measure of driving pleasure, as well as the function of leadership, can be directed Find better towards the European supermini more sophisticated. “
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