At launch in 2002, 1.1, 1.3 and 1.5-litre petrol or 1.5-litre turbodiesel engines were available. From 2004, a new 1.1 litre engine was introduced to the line and a 1.4 litre engine replacing the 1.3 litre. A 1.6 litre engine replaced the 1.5 litre. However, availability of engine options varies depending on market.
The 1.6 litre gasoline engine is unavailable in New Zealand, and some countries in South-East Asia and South America
- Hyundai Getz performance:
- 1.1L SOHC engine 65hp (48kW) 0–100 km/h: 15.4 sec., top speed 159km/h (99mph) MT
- 1.4L DOHC engine 97hp (72kW) 0–100 km/h: 10.6 sec., top speed 176km/h (109mph) MT
- 1.6L DOHC engine 106hp (79kW) 0–100 km/h: 9.6 sec., top speed 184km/h (114mph) MT
A facelift for the 2006 model saw the Getz receiving a 4 cylinder 1.5 litre diesel option, upgraded dash and interior fascia and trim, new front and rear styling, driver and front passenger air bags. In the UK air conditioning and side airbags were fitted to all models as standard.