SEOUL -- Hyundai has given its most popular European car, the Getz, a face-lift and new engines.
The changes are aimed at enhancing the appeal of the small-segment model to young buyers, a Hyundai spokesperson said.
Hyundai redesigned the Getz' headlamps, rear combination lamps and front and rear bumpers. Inside, the four-door car has a new dashboard and color schemes.
Other enhancements include an optional electro-nic stability control and a passenger-side airbag.
The Getz will get a new turbocharged, four-cylinder 1.5-liter diesel engine that either offers 110hp or 88hp. The current unit offers 82hp.
The engine will not have a particulate filter.
The car also gets more powerful gasoline engines: a 1.6-liter unit instead of a 1.5-liter engine and a 1.4-liter unit instead of a 1.3-liter engine.
Hyundai will introduce the new Getz in Europe at the IAA in Frankfurt in September. It was shown in Seoul July 10.
Last year, the Getz was Hyundai's top seller in western Europe with a volume of 99,771 units, according to UK-based market researcher JATO Dynamics.
Hyundai's No. 2 seller in western Europe was the Santa Fe SUV, with a volume of 37,773 units last year.