It might not be the first choice for sports car enthusiasts or off-road fanatics, but the Hyundai Atos certainly will make an impression on anybody looking for a small car that’s both big on value and light on your pocket. In fact, it should be right at the top of your list of choices. Here are just three reasons why...
Reason #1: Size. Yes, this little Hyundai’s stature is in fact one of its biggest assets. Anybody who has had to contend with tiny parking bays or congested city traffic would agree that small is often better. And you won’t feel cramped once inside the Atos as its design ensures ample headroom for even XXTall passengers. It comfortably seats 4 adults and the rear seats can be folded flat if you require a little extra luggage space.
Reason #2: Value-for-money. If you’re buying on a budget you have three things to consider – price, maintenance and fuel economy. The 1.1L Hyundai Atos promises low figures on all of the above. It retails from only R94 900, parts are affordable and readily available plus it uses only 6.2 litres of petrol for every 100 kilometres travelled on average, allowing you to fill up less.
Reason #3: Features. Just because it’s affordable, doesn’t mean that you have to settle for less. You’ll get to enjoy a safe and comfortable journey in the 5-speed Atos as it’s packed with features such as crumple zones, a collapsible steering column, air conditioning, power steering, central locking and radio/CD/MP3 system.
In short, you’ll get a whole lot for paying very little when you buy an Atos. Do as we did and take it for a test-drive and you’ll be sure to agree.