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ANCAP defends Hyundai i30's range-wide five star rating

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ANCAP defends Hyundai i30's range-wide five star rating

Independent crash safety watchdog ANCAP has defended giving all Australian variants of the new Hyundai i30 the maximum five-star score despite some discrepancies, including the fact no NCAP body has actually crashed the vehicle...

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Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings
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Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The Honda Civic and Hyundai i30 have been awarded five-star safety ratings by independent crash-testing firm ANCAP. Following the disappointing two-star result for the Great Wall Steed ute, the two popular small cars scored top marks, while the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity lifestyle van was also awarded the full five stars...


Modified Hyundai Santa Fe becomes first car to cross Antarctica
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Modified Hyundai Santa Fe becomes first car to cross Antarctica

A modified Hyundai Santa Fe has become the first passenger car to drive across Antarctica and back again, making a trip from Union Camp to McMurdo and back to Union Camp, as well as the first wheeled passenger vehicle to drive across the Ross Ice Shelf...


2017 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch promises top value
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2017 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch promises top value

Official pricing and final details for the incoming 2017 Hyundai i30 range have been handed down today, after initial specifications were confirmed in February. As revealed then, the new 'PD' i30 range will be offered locally with three engines: two petrols and a single diesel, matched to six-speed manual, six-speed torque-convertor auto and seven-speed dual-clutch auto, depending on the model...


2018 Hyundai ix35: New China-only SUV unveiled in Shanghai
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2018 Hyundai ix35: New China-only SUV unveiled in Shanghai

The Hyundai ix35 name lives on, but only in China, with a new model unveiled overnight at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. The new China-only ix35 is 4435mm long, 1850mm wide, 1670mm tall, and rides on the same 2640mm wheelbase as the ix35 once sold in Australia. That makes it significantly bigger than the 4270mm long Hyundai ix25, also known as the Creta in India...


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active diesel review
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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active diesel review

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Series II is far from the newest offering, but presents a stronger value proposition in Active diesel guise than ever. There's a reason it still sells so well...

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe spotted in Germany
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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe spotted in Germany

Our European-based spy photographers have snapped the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe large SUV while testing near the company's German development centre. Hyundai's replacement for the current Santa Fe, which premiered in April 2012, is confirmed to appear next year, and will move upmarket to better match the Kia Sorento, as well as the likes of the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger...


Genesis G70 quicker than Kia Stinger, Hyundai says
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Genesis G70 quicker than Kia Stinger, Hyundai says

The upcoming Genesis G70 will be faster and more dynamically capable than its Korean stablemate, says Hyundai Australia. The G70, which will spearhead the Australian launch of Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, takes on the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It’s based on the same platform and architecture as the Kia Stinger, with which it shares 2...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 14, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 14, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia’s new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, this week Matt Campbell presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Hyundai Kona small SUV due by October, leading new model onslaught
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Hyundai Kona small SUV due by October, leading new model onslaught

From around October this year, Hyundai Australia will finally have a small SUV to rival the Honda HR-V and Nissan Qashqai. Codenamed 'OS', the Korean B-segment Hyundai Kona crossover was teased a few weeks ago, with the company promising class-leading cabin space and sorted driving dynamics...


Genesis GV80 Concept unveiled
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Genesis GV80 Concept unveiled

Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, has finally unveiled a first look at its SUV strategy, which will see two high-riding models in production before the end of 2020. The South Korean brand used this week's New York motor show to unveil the Genesis GV80, an SUV based on the G80 architecture that should see it rival models like the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Lexus RX...


2018 Hyundai Sonata unveiled, Australian launch set for third quarter
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2018 Hyundai Sonata unveiled, Australian launch set for third quarter

The smartly facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata is gearing up for its Australian release later this year with a host of mechanical, cosmetic and interior changes that will see a revitalisation of the Toyota Camry rival in the medium can segment. In the first three months of this year, Hyundai Australia has sold just 168 Sonatas, down 72...


Hyundai i30 N enters final testing, November Australian launch likely
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Hyundai i30 N enters final testing, November Australian launch likely

Hyundai’s imminent i30 N hot hatch has entered a new stage of final testing ahead of its global rollout late this year, including an expected Australian launch in November. The Korean company entered its first proper hot hatch - a rival for the Golf GTI, Civic Type R and Focus ST/RS - in the VLN endurance race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany, last weekend...


2018 Hyundai Tucson pricing and specs: More power, standard Apple CarPlay and Android
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2018 Hyundai Tucson pricing and specs: More power, standard Apple CarPlay and Android

The Hyundai Tucson mid-sized SUV has scored a range of welcome updates in response to the recent launch of the new Mazda CX-5, landing an equally efficient but more powerful base engine and upgraded infotainment. Out goes the old 2.0-litre MPi base petrol engine and in comes a new direct-injected 2...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Hyundai dual-cab ute still not in the pipeline "at the moment", says design head
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Hyundai dual-cab ute still not in the pipeline "at the moment", says design head

It seems the dual-cab ute Hyundai Australia so very dearly wants is still a way off, with the Korean brand's design head saying such as model is not in the pipeline just yet. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at this week’s 2017 Seoul motor show, Hyundai and Kia chief design officer Peter Schreyer said, while he and his team are working on a number of vehicles, a ute is still not currently one of them...


2018 Hyundai Kona SUV teased
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2018 Hyundai Kona SUV teased

The all-new Hyundai Kona has been announced this week, deriving its title from the coastal Hawaiian region of the same name. Set to be launched globally in the months ahead, the Kona will likely make its first appearance at this month's New York motor show. The Kona will sit below the Tucson in the Korean manufacturer's local line-up, going toe-to-toe with rivals like the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR...


2017 Seoul motor show: On the ground in Korea
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2017 Seoul motor show: On the ground in Korea

Started in 1995 and run biennially since 2005, the Seoul motor show is one of Asia's biggest auto shows behind Tokyo, Shanghai, and China. And while it may be smaller than the major European and US shows, this year CarAdvice was invited along to check it out first hand...


Hyundai patents engine with differing cylinder displacements
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Hyundai patents engine with differing cylinder displacements

Hyundai has made a filing with the European Patent Office for engines featuring cylinders with differing displacements. AutoGuide recently discovered a patent filing from the Korean car maker for a "system and method for motor-assisted non-uniform displacement engine control". In a nutshell, the hypothetical engine would have two types of cylinders, each with a different displacement...


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X: V6-powered seven-seater rejoins local range
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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X: V6-powered seven-seater rejoins local range

The Hyundai Santa Fe Active X has returned to the range this week, bringing back the company's naturally-aspirated 3.3-litre V6 as a permanent resident in its large SUV range. Starting from $40,990 before on-road costs, the front-wheel driven Santa Fe Active X sits between the all-wheel drive 2...