Hyundai's second UK market foray, 11 October 1986 – Throwback Thursday

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Hyundai Pony 1.3 GL followed by Hyundai to create the first design from the United Kingdom, along with the back-wheel-drive pony, with the competitive cost with front wheel drive which tested Autocar in 1986 car


Hyundai first picture from the United Kingdom foray car market came with rear-wheel-drive dowry , which went on sale in 1982 3075’s £.

South Korean company 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 that will the high value of the yen was forced to improve the prices of their cars.

The second pony to reach these shores machine has changed a lot compared with the one masterminded by former Austin Morris coach Sir George Turnbull. Like its predecessor, that will can be still used engines sourced Mitsubishi , although that will had a platform front-wheel drive up to date, Giugiaro Design along with Inner surface more sophisticated.

There can be a wider range of variables offered the option, including the saloon with four doors that will have been tested Autocar 1.3 GL trim in late 1986. At £ 5149, along with undermining competitors 1.3 liters similar size such as Ford Orion along with Vauxhall Belmont at about £ 1500.

1296cc engine produced 66bhp at 5500rpm along with 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 that will the maximum speed of 95.6mph about par for the budget-class 1.3-liter.”

through performing said tests “of inertia to 60mph takes dowry 13.3sec check which has a large cruise of the front wheels along with gritting his teeth through the driver, to become very noisy along with very harsh engine when the accelerator hard, which would likely discourage many drivers fast cars. However, cruising can be comfortable to a reasonable extent from the legal limit “

while the full flexibility can be not bad – 30-50mph in gear the fourth took 11.8sec along with very competitive according to the criteria category – in fact that will 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 through a tank of 40 liters (8.8 gallons).

“the gearchange can be not as Great as its Japanese heritage suggest. Once the rose oil temperature from the gearbox up, along with change can be easy enough, although there can be still a lack of progress helped notchy along with smooth little clutch which has a sudden, excessive labor center. “

our test considered dowry a long way behind European rivals when that will 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 along with to allow the driver to tighten in line with guidance if necessary.

“reflected This particular behavior can be idle from the leadership, which features a rubbery reactions along with lacks feel about an upright position forward. Shootout, although can be fine on the move, although heavy quickly along with parking.”

However, became ride at higher speeds “intermittently, with vertical bounce not rest on anything although the surfaces billiard table,” despite the fact that will “in favor of the suspension can be that will that will can be quiet in operation along with isolates road noise effectively”

we have tested praised cabin: “the seats are soft although supportive enough, along with the position of comfortable driving with all controls close at hand, along with there can be a Great view both fore along with aft”

concluded: “from the 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. although for the driver who looks at the auto 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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