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2018 Hyundai i30 N review: Australian track test - first look

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2018 Hyundai i30 N review: Australian track test - first look

Alborz Fallah joins Hyundai at Rally Australia for a first local track drive in the hot new i30 N. Will it be worth the spend? Signs are good... but just tell us the price, already!

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2018 Hyundai i30 N track review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2018 Hyundai i30 N track review

The best car Hyundai has ever made is in serious contention to be the king of hot hatches. Meet the Hyundai i30 N.


Hyundai still undecided on i30 N line-up
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Hyundai still undecided on i30 N line-up

Hyundai Australia is still considering whether it should bring one or two models of its i30 N hot hatch as it gears up for the launch of its very first serious performance car in the first quarter of next year. The South Korean brand has the option of bringing in a ‘base model' i30 N in addition to the high-performance variant...


Hyundai Australia interested in more electric vehicles, potential for Kona EV
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Hyundai Australia interested in more electric vehicles, potential for Kona EV

Hyundai Australia says it would be interested in taking on additional electric vehicles if and when they become available, with the Ioniq EV showing strong demand from the market. With pictures of the brand’s small SUV being tested in electric form, likely to be known as Kona EV, it’s apparent the South Korean brand is actively working on additional electric vehicles...


Hyundai looking for ‘true car enthusiasts’ that appreciate its N cars on merit
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Hyundai looking for ‘true car enthusiasts’ that appreciate its N cars on merit

Hyundai Australia says that no matter how good its upcoming i30 N hot hatch may be, there will be certain elements of the market that will never accept such a vehicle from a Korean brand. Speaking to CarAdvice this week, the brand’s public relations manager, Bill Thomas, admitted the brand is not relying on its limited heritage in the performance space, but rather seeking those that will judge its performance cars on merit...


2018 Hyundai Sonata Review
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2018 Hyundai Sonata Review

See the full article here. More often than not, when a car company does a facelift of an existing model, it does its very best to get away with calling the revision an ‘all-new’ car, but that’s not the case with the updated Hyundai Sonata, even if the 2018 model sees major design and mechanical changes...


2018 Hyundai Sonata review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Hyundai Sonata review

A massive makeover brings about a revitalised Sonata that is now better than ever, particularly in the base spec.

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$30,990 - $45,490

2018 Hyundai Kona 1.6 Highlander AWD v Toyota C-HR Koba AWD comparison
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2018 Hyundai Kona 1.6 Highlander AWD v Toyota C-HR Koba AWD comparison

See the full article here. Despite making a fashionably late arrival to the small crossover market, the 2018 Hyundai Kona has certainly made a grand entrance on appearances alone. Funky? You bet. Even against the hot sellers and mover’n’shakers – CX-3, ASX, XV, HR-V – largely responsible for skyrocketing the popularity of form and fashion over pure family-friendly functionality, the Kona appears, literally, to lob into trendy leading edge of style...


2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander AWD v Toyota C-HR Koba AWD comparison
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2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander AWD v Toyota C-HR Koba AWD comparison

Despite making a fashionably late arrival to the small crossover market, the 2018 Hyundai Kona has certainly made a grand entrance on appearances alone. Funky? You bet. Even against the hot sellers and mover’n’shakers – CX-3, ASX, XV, HR-V – largely responsible for skyrocketing the popularity of form and fashion over pure family-friendly functionality, the Kona appears, literally, to lob into trendy leading edge of style...


Genesis appoints ex-BMW development boss as head of architecture development
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Genesis appoints ex-BMW development boss as head of architecture development

Hyundai has appointed Fayez Abdul Rahman as the new Vice President of Genesis Architecture Development.  Rahman will be waving goodbye to his role as concept and platform architecture leader on a number of model lines at BMW, including the 7 Series, X-badged crossovers and M division cars...


2018 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specs
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2018 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specs

Hyundai has unveiled the facelifted 2018 Sonata, bringing new looks, a revised interior and more technology to the mid-size sedan. Gone is the Elite trim level from the outgoing Sonata, meaning the new car will be available in just Active and Premium spec. The range kicks off with the Active (below), which is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2...


Hyundai details more efficient new Smart Stream powertrains
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Hyundai details more efficient new Smart Stream powertrains

The Hyundai Motor Group, parent of Hyundai, Genesis and Kia, has announced its strategy for engine development at the International Powertrain Conference in South Korea this week. At the event, Hyundai is displaying four new engines and two new transmissions, all part of the upcoming 'Smart Stream' powertrain family, primarily aimed at reducing emissions and improving fuel economy...


2019 Hyundai Kona EV spied
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2019 Hyundai Kona EV spied

The upcoming Hyundai Kona EV, due to be revealed sometime next year, has been spied this week during testing in Europe. The EV retains the overall look and shape of the combustion-powered Kona that recently hit the market, though there appears to be a different front grille and new alloy wheels to distinguish it as a 'green' model...


Hyundai Vaccar Tucson Sport concept revealed for SEMA
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Hyundai Vaccar Tucson Sport concept revealed for SEMA

Hyundai has revealed the Vaccar Tucson Sport concept ahead of its debut at the 2017 SEMA show later this month. Based on the popular Tucson SUV, the Vaccar Sport version features an array of design, powertrain, infotainment and suspension enhancements to make it more than capable of carving B-roads after finishing the daily school run...


Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA
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Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA

Hyundai has wheeled out another hotted-up show car ahead of the SEMA show later this month - the BTR Edition Elantra Sport concept. Designed in conjunction with Blood Type Racing, the BTR Edition builds on the standard Elantra Sport – known as the SR Turbo in Australia – platform with some fairly serious performance upgrades...


2018 Hyundai Kona review
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2018 Hyundai Kona review

Hyundai Kona: Korea's biggest car maker has taken its sweet time returning to the small SUV segment it once dominated with the ix35, a car replaced in mid-2015 by the bigger Tucson. So, how does the Kona go? Read the full review here.


2018 Hyundai Kona review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Hyundai Kona review

The Hyundai Kona small crossover is the first truly adventurous design from the brand since the Veloster. Under the body lies a pretty competent car that'll take sales away from the Mazda CX-3 and co. Deservedly so.

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$24,500 - $36,000

Hyundai Hypereconiq Ioniq concept revealed for SEMA show
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Hyundai Hypereconiq Ioniq concept revealed for SEMA show

Hyundai has once again teamed with Bisimoto Engineering to create the HyperEconiq Ioniq concept for the SEMA show later this month. Combining the "best hypermiling, economy and friction technologies", the HyperEconiq Ioniq features an array of mechanical and cosmetic enhancements to make it one of the coolest eco-friendly cars to date...


The Shortlist: Four-cylinder auto for $15,000

The Shortlist: Four-cylinder auto for $15,000

Jas is on a tight budget, looking for a new or ex-demonstrator car with practicality and a compact footprint. Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: Which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...


Hyundai ix35, Santa Fe, Sonata recalled
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Hyundai ix35, Santa Fe, Sonata recalled

Hyundai has issued recalls for earlier versions of its ix35, Santa Fe and Sonata model lines this week, with the SUVs susceptible of a fire risk while the sedan could have a faulty parking brake. ix35 and Santa Fe recall (446 vehicles) The Korean manufacturer has recalled 446 examples of its popular SUV models, sold between 31 August 2011 and 1 November 2011, over concerns vehicles fitted with an 'R' diesel engine could spring a fuel leak, posing a fire risk...