July 22, 2020 By C! Magazine Staff

The Hyundai Reina is not your typical budget friendly ride

For many folks, buying a first car usually means getting a budget friendly ride that unfortunately also scrimps on certain features. A bare-bones conveyance, if you will. But Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. thinks that this should not be the case and gives us the Reina mini compact sedan.

With a starting price of P648,000, buyers get a rather spacious cabin that can seat up to 5 people, along with their gear stored in the 475-liter trunk. They also get modern conveniences like airconditioning and an infotainment system.

More importantly, occupants are protected with dual front airbags and Antilock Braking System. These standard features give buyers peace of mind knowing that despite being a budget friendly ride, this car has them covered.

Powering the little Hyundai is a 1.4-liter four-cylinder motor that’s good for 94bhp and 132lb-ft of torque. Buyers can choose between a 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto gearbox that both promise efficient operation.

And yes, it’s wrapped in a stylish bodyshell that is penned with Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy in mind. It’s meant to give it style that seems to be lacking in this cookie-cutter segment.

With the current situation making it rather dangerous to go out, Hyundai allows buyers to check out the Reina at either LazMall or its very own Hyundai Online Market Experience (HOME) virtual showroom. Both portals allow car shoppers to peruse the car of their choice from the safety of their homes.

So who said budget friendly equals bare?

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