Hyundai

Hyundai Motor company was founded in 1967 and has gone on to become one of the largest manufacturers of vehicles in the world. In 1998 the Korean company acquired Kia which is now its sister company. In Australia Hyundai currently sells 12 different models including the very successful Elantra as well as the i30, i45, ix35 and Santa Fe. Hyundai prides it self in providing affordable motoring of the highest quality. Hyundai currently takes the title as the fourth best selling manufacturer in Australia.
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2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid unveiled

The all-new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been unveiled in Seoul sporting a unique exterior design and an overhauled petrol-electric powertrain. The Sonata Hybrid upgrades to a direct-injection version of the South Korean car maker’s 2...

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2015 Hyundai i30 facelift gains dual-clutch transmission, 137kW Turbo variant
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2015 Hyundai i30 facelift gains dual-clutch transmission, 137kW Turbo variant

The facelifted Hyundai i30 hatch now sports a front-end design in tune with the rest of the Hyundai range, as well as a new dual-clutch transmission and direct-injection Turbo model. Visually the updated i30 range is clearly marked out by its new hexagonal grille. More subtle changes include tweaked head- and tail-light graphics, as well as new designs for the 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels...


Hyundai i20 Coupe unveiled
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Hyundai i20 Coupe unveiled

A three-door version of the second-generation i20 hatch, dubbed the Hyundai i20 Coupe, has been revealed. The i20 Coupe goes a small way to justifying its name via a lower roof line, and more aggressively raked A- and C-pillars compared with the five-door i20. Standing 1449mm tall, the new i20 three-door is 25mm shorter than the second-generation five-door i20...


2015 Hyundai i40 facelift revealed with dual-clutch transmission
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2015 Hyundai i40 facelift revealed with dual-clutch transmission

Hyundai has revealed the look, as well as some of the specifics, of the facelifted Hyundai i40 sedan and wagon that are set to reach Australia during the first half of 2015. Visually the revised i40 features a new front bumper assembly incorporating a prominent hexagonal grille and, for high-spec models, freshly minted LED foglights...


Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle arrives in Australia to pioneer hydrogen technology
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Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle arrives in Australia to pioneer hydrogen technology

Hyundai has taken a pioneering step towards introducing hydrogen technology to Australia’s automotive landscape, importing the first fuel cell electric vehicle to be permanently based on our shores. The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell has just landed in Australia and is the first part of the South Korean company’s plan to operate a test fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles in the country...


BMW 5 Series v Hyundai Genesis : Comparison review
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BMW 5 Series v Hyundai Genesis : Comparison review

Some might argue this is a pointless test. They’d say there’s not a chance in a fiery underworld that luxury car buyers entranced by the German badges could be swayed by one wearing the Hyundai ‘H’. Yet if it were accepted that unexpected upstarts couldn’t challenge the Germans, then everyone might have ignored a car that in 1989 spooked Audi, BMW and Mercedes with its remarkable build quality and regal levels of refinement...


2014 Hyundai i30 SR Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Hyundai i30 SR Review

In a segment where competition is rife, car companies like Hyundai are continuously forced to innovate and excel. Does the i30 still have what it takes to compete?

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Hyundai Genesis Review : E-Class challenger or pretender?
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Hyundai Genesis Review : E-Class challenger or pretender?

CarAdvice finds out whether the German luxury brands should be worried by Korea's new $60,000 sedan.


Hyundai nets second spot with market-defying October sales
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Hyundai nets second spot with market-defying October sales

Hyundai Australia this week posted its highest November sales tally to date and its remarkable 29th consecutive month of year-on-year sales growth, while edging closer to overtaking current annual number one full-line importer Mazda.  The Korean car-maker managed a total of 8401 units for the month, eclipsing last year’s figure of 8130 by 3...


Hyundai Genesis : Korea’s E-Class rival launches from $60,000
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Hyundai Genesis : Korea’s E-Class rival launches from $60,000

The Hyundai Genesis has arrived in Australia as the South Korean car maker’s most ambitious and most expensive model yet. Hyundai’s new luxury sedan is setting out to challenge the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class with a car that’s not only bigger but features a $60,000 plus on-road costs starting price more like an entry-level luxury sedan...


Hyundai Genesis an image-maker not a loss-maker, says brand
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Hyundai Genesis an image-maker not a loss-maker, says brand

Hyundai Australia says its new Genesis luxury sedan will serve as a technological flagship to lift the image of the brand locally, though it has denied the model won’t be profitable. The Genesis has gone on sale in Australia for the first time, after the first-generation model was built in left-hand-drive only...


Hyundai sets up public comparison test with 5 Series and E-Class
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Hyundai sets up public comparison test with 5 Series and E-Class

Hyundai Australia is backing the credentials of its new Genesis luxury car by setting up public comparison tests involving rival German cars, the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The South Korean car maker has set up the back-to-back trials in Sydney and Melbourne as part of the November launch for its new large luxury sedan...


Hyundai Genesis Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Hyundai Genesis Review

There’s only a single H logo on the whole car, but that’s enough to confirm the brand behind the Hyundai Genesis is feeling sufficiently bold about its new flagship model. Forget a Lexus-like spin-off brand; Hyundai is playing the range-halo card with the Genesis that it describes as its most advanced and most luxurious car yet...

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$60,000 to $82,000

2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid confirmed, with more hybrids on the way
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2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid confirmed, with more hybrids on the way

The new-generation Hyundai Sonata will be made as a hybrid model in 2015, the Korean brand has confirmed at its Annual Powertrain Conference held in Namyang. Hyundai has previously announced only three powertrains for the all-new Sonata that is expected in Australia next year – a 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre four-cylinder and 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder...


2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Highlander
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Highlander

The recently updated 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is now slightly dearer in top-spec Highlander guise, but it now gets even more equipment than the already generously specified model it replaces.   The $53,240 Highlander is $1250 more than the 2014 version, and adds new items such as an automated reverse parallel parking system and front parking sensors, along with a lane departure warning system...

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$53,240

Hyundai Genesis breaks ANCAP record
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Hyundai Genesis breaks ANCAP record

The new 2015 Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan has scored the highest ANCAP rating since testing began 21 years ago.  Announced this morning, the Korean company’s much-hyped flagship managed to score an almost-perfect 36.88 points out of 37 against ANCAP’s regimen, ousting the 36.78 achieved by the Mercedes-Benz B-Class in 2012. Naturally this equates to five stars...


Hyundai Genesis Steel Phoenix : 447kW twin-turbo V8 sedan headed for SEMA
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Hyundai Genesis Steel Phoenix : 447kW twin-turbo V8 sedan headed for SEMA

A twin-turbo V8 Hyundai Genesis with 447kW will seek to push the limits of aftermarket modification when it is unveiled at next month’s SEMA show. The result of collaboration between Hyundai and Chicago’s Toca Marketing Group, the Toca Signature Edition Hyundai Genesis Steel Phoenix features 69 modifications across its exterior, interior, and engine and chassis...


2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR Review

The Hyundai Santa Fe SR aims to be a sporty seven-seat family SUV. Contradiction in terms? Matt Campbell finds out.


Hyundai Australia says $50K is no longer a barrier for buyers
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Hyundai Australia says $50K is no longer a barrier for buyers

Hyundai Australia claims buyers are no longer concerned about spending more than $50,000 on their cars. The company's local chief operating officer John Elsworth said at the launch of the updated 2015 Santa Fe that the sales figures show that customers are no longer pensive about purchasing a Hyundai vehicle with a price tag starting above $50,000, and the company claims that is good news ahead of the Genesis luxury sedan launching in November...


Hyundai Santa Fe SR revealed ahead of early 2015 debut
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Hyundai Santa Fe SR revealed ahead of early 2015 debut

A new sports version of the Hyundai Santa Fe family SUV, the new 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR, is set to be added to the South Korean brand’s local range from early next year. The Santa Fe SR is the fourth SR model to join the brand’s ranks, following on from the Accent SR, i30 SR and Veloster SR Turbo...


Sporty small hatch comparison : Mazda 3 v Ford Focus v Holden Cruze v Hyundai i30 v Nissan Pulsar
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Sporty small hatch comparison : Mazda 3 v Ford Focus v Holden Cruze v Hyundai i30 v Nissan Pulsar

Almost anyone can throw on a pair of gym shorts and runners and look reasonably sporting in the checkout line at Coles, and the same is true with cars – the addition of alloy wheels, a spoiler and foglights can suddenly make your small hatchback look at least a bit athletic. As ever, though, it's the muscles beneath the clothes that counts...


BTR Hyundai Genesis Coupe sends at least 600kW to the rear wheels
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BTR Hyundai Genesis Coupe sends at least 600kW to the rear wheels

The Korean giant has confirmed that a Hyundai Genesis Coupe modified by Blood Type Racing (BTR) will be featured by the company at this year's SEMA show. Under the bonnet of the BTR-fettled Genesis Coupe is Hyundai's 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine...


2015 Hyundai i20 - First look
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2015 Hyundai i20 - First look

2014 Paris motor show - Tegan gets a quick look at the all new Hyundai i20, which is due to arrive in Australia next year.


Hyundai WRC driver Chris Atkinson confirms potential move to Global Rallycross
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Hyundai WRC driver Chris Atkinson confirms potential move to Global Rallycross

Australian Hyundai Motorsport driver Chris Atkinson has confirmed he is eyeing off a potential move into the action-packed sideways sport of Global Rallycross. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice, the 34-year-old Hyundai World Rally Championship (WRC) driver says while there are no plans currently in place, the Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) is of definite interest...


Hyundai Genesis AR550 concept heading to SEMA
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Hyundai Genesis AR550 concept heading to SEMA

The Hyundai Genesis AR550 is the second confirmed vehicle that will be featured in the Korean brand's portion of the SEMA show in November. Reworked by ARK Performance, the Genesis AR550 sedan is the tuner's riposte to BMW's M cars and AMG-fettled Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Under the bonnet, a Rotrex supercharger has been affixed to Hyundai's 5...


2015 Hyundai H350 large van revealed : UPDATED with new images
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2015 Hyundai H350 large van revealed : UPDATED with new images

The 2015 Hyundai H350 large van has been uncovered at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany. The new Hyundai van - which will rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Renault Master and Ford Transit, among others - will sit above the iLoad and iMax models in some markets, with a focus on Europe in particular - but it looks unlikely to be sold here in the short term...


Hyundai Veloster-Raptor possible for less than $40,000
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Hyundai Veloster-Raptor possible for less than $40,000

A production version of the hardcore Hyundai Veloster-Raptor concept could be kept to less than $40,000, according to Hyundai Australia public relations general manager Bill Thomas. Thomas revealed there are no plans for the car to enter production immediately, but stated the 195kW/318Nm Hyundai Veloster-Raptor could attract a price tag of less than $40,000 – which would see it sit above the standard 150kW/265Nm Veloster SR Turbo by $7000 - if it were to enter the market...


Hyundai Sonata with 528kW 2.4-litre engine to debut at SEMA
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Hyundai Sonata with 528kW 2.4-litre engine to debut at SEMA

At this year's SEMA show, Hyundai and Bisimoto Engineering will unveil a 528kW version of the new Hyundai Sonata sedan. To get the Sonata's standard 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine up from 138kW to 528kW — a 390kW or 383 per cent increase — Bisimoto fitted the motor with a Turbonetics TNX 82/64 turbo and a Spearco intercooler...


Hyundai i20 WRC experience: Hot laps with Chris Atkinson
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Hyundai i20 WRC experience: Hot laps with Chris Atkinson

With the dust still settling on last weekend's 2014 World Rally Championship (WRC) Rally Australia event in Coffs Harbour, CarAdvice got the chance to jump in the co-driver's seat with Australian Hyundai Shell World Rally Team driver Chris Atkinson for the experience of a lifetime...


WRC hot laps with Chris Atkinson
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WRC hot laps with Chris Atkinson

CarAdvice puts you in the passenger seat of the Hyundai i20 World Rally Car for two hot laps with Chris Atkinson.