The Hyundai Getz (or Hyundai Click as it is known in some markets) has been the most popular car in the Hyundai stables to date, knocking off the Hyundai Elantra from that throne last year. Worldwide Hyundai Getz sales have touched 194,489 units so far.

Hyundai unveiled a refreshed version of the Hyundai Getz at the 2006 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new Getz brings exterior updates such as new headlamps, new rear lamps and redesigned bumpers to bring a more youthful appeal to the Getz.

Under the hood, the 1.3 Hyundai Getz has been replaced with a 1.4 model. This 1.4 engine makes 95ps at 6000rpm, 11.7 percent more power than it’s 1.3 predecessor. The 1.6 model gets a new block making 106ps at 5800rpm. Fuel efficiency is at 13 km per litre, which is actually higher than the 11.9km per litre of previous 1.5 model available in some markets.

There is also a 1.5 turbodiesel model that comes with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger that meks 110ps and 24kg.m of torque. But I’ll doubt we’ll ever see that in the local market.

The new 2006 Hyundai Getz also now comes with ESP Stability control, a feature missing from the previous version. If Kah Bintang ever brings this in, I am not sure if we will get the ESP program as we always somehow get the baseline models.