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The South Korean manufacturer Hyundai released the Hyundai Atos to consumers worldwide in 1997. Depending on sales region, Hyundai produced and sold the Atos under the names of Atoz, Amica and Santro Xing as well. Hyundai gave the Atos Prime a major facelift in 1999, and improved on aesthetics and engineering composition again in 2003. Hyundai phased out production of the Atos in most locations in 2007, except for India, where the Atos is still manufactured and sold. The Atos comes in one design, which is a standard five-door hatchback.
The classic Atos model comes with a front-engine mounted design and front-wheel drive. It is similar in composition and appearance to the Kia Picanto and Hyundai Getz and contains a 1.1 L engine. Hyundai offers the Atos in a five-speed manual transmission system, with the intention of appealing to consumers worldwide searching for a sporty car to drive. Despite its small size, the Atos comes with a high-end sound system and has an integrated CD player, along with AM and FM radio. Today, you can find a new or used classic Atos hatchback to drive around the cities of South Africa.
Along with the standard Atos that runs on petrol, Hyundai introduced the Atos as an electric vehicle, or EV, at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. The Hyundai Atos EV features a hybrid fuel system and contains a rechargeable battery pack along with the standard 1.1 L engine found in the classic model. The 6.6 kW battery that powers the Atos EV recharges in six to seven hours, allowing the Atos EV to travel up to 190 km between recharges. You can find a new or second hand Atos EV for sale from a private seller or dealer, although these cars are a bit harder to come by than the classic models.
Hyundai introduced the small, compact Atos in 1997. This car comes in two versions, a standard model and an electric vehicle design. Both cars have a 1.1 L engine, but the electric car also comes with a rechargeable battery pack. Although Hyundai phased out production of the Atos in most markets, it still produces and sells this vehicle in India, where it remains one of the most popular cars for city driving."
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