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.
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Highlander
  • Plenty of equipment; seven-seat practicality; strong engine; excellent storage; affordable, long-lasting maintenance plan; frugal in all situations
  • Ride comfort still falls short of rivals; some turbo lag; rear seats only for littlies, though outward vision not great

OUR RATING
7.5 / 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...

Recent Hyundai News & Reviews
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.


Chris Atkinson talks Hyundai, WRC and his future
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Chris Atkinson talks Hyundai, WRC and his future

In December Chris Atkinson was announced as one of four drivers for the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team in 2014, giving him the opportunity to be back behind the wheel of a factory-backed World Rally Championship (WRC) car for the first time since 2008...


2015 Hyundai i20 : Wait continues for local confirmation of second-gen city car; Coupe on wish list
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2015 Hyundai i20 : Wait continues for local confirmation of second-gen city car; Coupe on wish list

Hyundai Australia is still awaiting confirmation that the soon-to-debut second-generation i20 will be available locally, while the five-door's sleek i20 Coupe sibling is firmly on the division's wish list. Hyundai Australia public relations general manager Bill Thomas told CarAdvice confirmation of the second-gen Hyundai i20 – recently detailed in full European specification – for Australia is still a way off...


Hyundai ix35 Highlander Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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Hyundai ix35 Highlander Review

We've tested the tweaked Hyundai ix35 in top-spec Highlander guise.

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe pricing and specifications

Subtle styling tweaks, new convenience features and additional driver assist safety systems headline the updates to the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe, which is now on sale in Australia. All 2015 Santa Fe variants get a darker chrome grille, LED daytime running lights, and cornering lights, creating a new look at the front...


Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Veloster axing rumours rejected
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Veloster axing rumours rejected

The head of public relations for Hyundai Australia has rejected recent rumours that both the upcoming second-generation Genesis Coupe and the brand's uniquely styled Veloster are at risk of being axed...


Mazda, Hyundai talk down tightening battle to be Australia's favourite full-line vehicle importer
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Mazda, Hyundai talk down tightening battle to be Australia's favourite full-line vehicle importer

Mazda and Hyundai are locked in a race to take the crown as Australia’s most popular full-line vehicle importer in 2014, though it seems neither Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders nor Hyundai Australia COO John Elsworth are as interested in the battle as those of us who follow the industry figures - or at least they won't admit to as much...


2015 Hyundai i20 : Full details of European-spec hatch revealed
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2015 Hyundai i20 : Full details of European-spec hatch revealed

Full details of the second-generation Hyundai i20 have been released, revealing the city car’s interior and technical specifications ahead of its debut at next month’s Paris motor show. Hyundai confirmed the new i20 would be 40mm longer from nose to tail than its predecessor (4035mm) and ride on a 45mm-longer wheelbase (2570mm) when it released the first two exterior images last month...


Hyundai H350 van teased : Australia keen, but no RHD at this stage
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Hyundai H350 van teased : Australia keen, but no RHD at this stage

Official design sketches of the Hyundai H350 have been released ahead of the new model’s world premiere at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Germany. Hyundai says the H350 has been “designed and developed especially for the European market”, with three body styles – cargo van, passenger bus and flatbed truck – intended to strengthen the company’s presence in the light-commercial vehicle sector...


Hyundai i20 Coupe sketch previews next-gen three-door variant
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Hyundai i20 Coupe sketch previews next-gen three-door variant

The Korean giant has given the world a first look at the three-door version of its next-generation light car, the Hyundai i20 Coupe. Whereas the three-door version of the original i20 was almost indistinguishable from the five-door, if one ignored the door count, the next-generation car promises to have a more distinct personality...


Hyundai i30 hot-hatch spied undisguised
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Hyundai i30 hot-hatch spied undisguised

It appears a new Hyundai i30 hot-hatch is in the works, with our spy photographers spotting a prototype sporty hatch at the company's home base in Europe. The car spotted in Germany is fitted with the Kia Pro_cee'd GT's 18-inch alloy wheels, but its what's underneath the car that is most intriguing...


Hyundai Australia announces lifetime capped-pricing servicing program for old and new cars
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Hyundai Australia announces lifetime capped-pricing servicing program for old and new cars

Hyundai Australia has announced a new lifetime capped-price servicing program covering every vehicle sold in Australia since the brand’s launch in 1986. The South Korean company has also extended its roadside assist service from seven to 10 years. Effective from September 1, the lifetime capped-price servicing program applies to all Hyundai passenger cars, SUVs and light-commercial vehicles sold over the past 28 years...


Hyundai planning dedicated Prius, Prius V competitors - report
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Hyundai planning dedicated Prius, Prius V competitors - report

Hyundai could preempt Ford's challenge to the Toyota Prius hybrid with its own dedicated petrol-electric model. Yesterday we reported on Ford's alleged plans to bring a dedicated Prius rival to market by 2018, but it's possible that the Korean giant may beat the blue oval with its own Prius fighter...


Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage
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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee. It looks bold, it’s available only with petrol engines (for now), and it’s priced under $40,000 to compete with the mainstream...


Hyundai considering small, sporty RWD sedan; Genesis Coupe future uncertain - report
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Hyundai considering small, sporty RWD sedan; Genesis Coupe future uncertain - report

Hyundai is in the midst of refreshing much of its range and a sedan designed to compete with the BMW 3 Series is under consideration. According to sources that have spoken to Automotive News, Hyundai is mulling over a small rear-wheel-drive sedan to slot in underneath the recently launched second-generation Genesis four-door...