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Re: hyundai makes hay in UK incentives
« Reply #1 : June 25, 2009, 06:43:33 »
Well found that man!!!

I didn't appreciate how our scrappage scheme would turn people's heads so forcefully to the small car market, but this is good to hear...


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“Customers are literally queuing up in front of salesmen’s desks. Hyundai dealers have never seen anything like it and are taking on extra staff just to cope with the demand.”

What a pity this scheme didn't take off last year... maybe my original dealership would still be in business now.
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Re: hyundai makes hay in UK incentives
« Reply #2 : June 25, 2009, 06:56:35 »
Hi Jamie.. My little Tasmanian friend  :D 

You are good at finding this sort of thing.. Please don't forget to post a link to the June sales figures when they come out  :wink:

I would like to show you around the new Hoos (as Shambles calls it) but you have to promise not to frown at my very dirty i30  :lol:
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« Reply #3 : June 25, 2009, 07:21:46 »
Yep i will try to remember to post those figures Dazz  :rolleyes:

I wont frown at your I30 just at you Dazz for not looking after it  :lol:

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« Reply #4 : June 25, 2009, 07:22:47 »
I wont frown at your I30 just at you Dazz for not looking after it  :lol:
 

I asked for that  :-[
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Re: hyundai makes hay in UK incentives
« Reply #5 : June 25, 2009, 08:06:05 »
So this is why the ships due in oz have not arrived

"Four shiploads bringing 5100 Hyundai cars have unloaded at London’s Tilbury docks to fill a backlog of orders from customer"
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Re: hyundai makes hay in UK incentives
« Reply #6 : June 25, 2009, 08:07:38 »
And for our Oz friends:

"The even better news for Hyundai Australia is that two of the models that have been selling so well in the UK under the scrappage scheme, the baby i10 and i20 light car, are also destined for the local market. The i20 might arrive before the end of the year, while the i10 is scheduled for next year".


It will be interesting to see how these 2 models are welcomed in OZ.
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« Reply #7 : June 25, 2009, 08:18:39 »
Hi Eye..

I think the i20 should go quite well over here if they price it right and give us the right engines .. it is basically the replacement for the Getz (although apparently at one stage they were going to keep the getz as a separate model for a while)

I think the i10 might struggle unless petrol prices skyrocket and stay around the $2 mark.. The smart car and other super minis never really took off in Aus...
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Re: hyundai makes hay in UK incentives
« Reply #8 : June 25, 2009, 13:49:31 »
In UK the:
i10 took the place of the Amica
i20 Getz
i30 Accent
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« Reply #9 : June 26, 2009, 10:12:22 »
Hi Eye,

Don't think Hyundai have released anything in Aus smaller than the Getz before (unless I am mistaken)
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« Reply #10 : June 26, 2009, 12:23:19 »
Web link to view Amica  Very similar shape etc to i10

http://hyundai-amica.sgpetch.co.uk/pages/stock/single/reg=NV06ZRZ

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Re: hyundai makes hay in UK incentives
« Reply #11 : June 26, 2009, 17:57:25 »
Thanks Eye.. super minis have been a bit slow to sell over here...

other manufacturers over the years have released some with limited success

one of the more successful was the Diahatsu Sirion at one stage

we also got the Daewoo Matiz and a few others but not really that popular

Definitely never saw any Amicas
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