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 Veloster SR Turbo Review
  • Worthwhile suspension tweaks; entry price; eye-catching design that will polarise, especially with matte paint; a cheap way to get 150kW
  • DCT gearbox not aggressive enough, lacks full manual mode; cheap cabin plastics; road noise; rear headroom

OUR RATING
7 / 10

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2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo Review

The Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo Series II gets a price cut, tweaked suspension and a new DCT dual-clutch auto. Are they worthy improvements?

Recent Hyundai News & Reviews
2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Review
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2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Review

This is the new Hyundai i30 Series 2. And this one in particular is the Active X, which Hyundai predicts is going to account for half of all sales of the updated line-up.

What’s all the fuss is about? Let’s take a closer look and find out…

The Active X is the second-tier model in the new i30 range, which has five variants in total...


2015 Hyundai Veloster Series II pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai Veloster Series II pricing and specifications

As expected, Hyundai this week officially cut the opening price of the Veloster SR Turbo to $29,990 plus on-road costs — $3000 less than before. The new Toyota 86-matching opening gambit is among the headline changes that come as part of the Veloster Series II mid-life update on sale now...


Hyundai Genesis coupe still some way off for Australia
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Hyundai Genesis coupe still some way off for Australia

There are still few signs of the overdue latest-generation Hyundai Genesis coupe, with the company’s Australian arm saying there’s nothing tangible in its short-term pipeline.  Hyundai has been saying since 2011 that it would produce a global Genesis coupe flagship in left- and right-hand-drive configurations...


Hyundai Santa Cruz ute a "speculative product"
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Hyundai Santa Cruz ute a "speculative product"

The Hyundai Santa Cruz ute concept shown at the Detroit motor show in January this year remains a “speculative product” that isn’t in the company’s mid-term Australian launch plans. That’s the line from Hyundai Australia COO John Elsworth, who told us this week that any prospect of a much-needed utility vehicle of any stripe remained up in the air at best...


Hyundai Tucson to chase Mazda CX-5
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Hyundai Tucson to chase Mazda CX-5

Hyundai Australia is confident of making a big splash in the medium SUV segment when it launches the new Tucson around July 2015, seeking to outsell all rivals with the possible exception of the dominant Mazda CX-5.  The Korean brand appears to be pulling out all the stops to ensure its new SUV staple capitalises on Australia’s obsession with high-riding soft-roaders...


2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Review

How does the 2015 update to Hyundai's i30 small car stack up - Tim finds out.

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$22,090 - $24,390

2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo now from $29,990
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2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo now from $29,990

The updated Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo is poised to get a price cut next week to $29,990 plus on-road costs — thereby matching the Toyota 86 GT — courtesy of a new two-spec strategy. These specifications and pricing were pointed out to us ahead of next week's official launch via a source, and are backed up by figures on a public industry database...


2015 Hyundai Genesis Sensory Review : Long-term report two
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Hyundai Genesis Sensory Review : Long-term report two

When the Hyundai Genesis joined the CarAdvice long-term test fleet we had many of the same questions as you. Is it properly luxurious? How’s the real world fuel consumption with that thirsty V6? Will people stump up $70K for a Hyundai? Having spent several thousand kilometres behind the wheel of the mid-spec Genesis Sensory, the answers are becoming clearer...

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$71,000

Extreme Rallycross: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series
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Extreme Rallycross: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series

Extreme Rallycross is coming to Australia and CarAdvice joined Hyundai and World Rally Champion ace Chris Atkinson at a preview event in Sydney.

Popular overseas, the motorsport series is brand-new in Australia and round one will be held in Queensland on August 4, 2015.

Mixing traditional-style rallying with the craziness of Supercross and the stadium format of circuit racing, it’s one wild ride...


2015 Hyundai Sonata Review : Long-term report one
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2015 Hyundai Sonata Review : Long-term report one

We've got a new long-termer in the Sydney office - the range-topping 2015 Hyundai Sonata Premium. First impressions here...


Hyundai Sonata Premium v Ford Mondeo Titanium : Comparison Review
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Hyundai Sonata Premium v Ford Mondeo Titanium : Comparison Review

The medium sedan segment has been getting tougher with every new model. Now the equal top of the class Hyundai Sonata, goes head to head with the new arrival, the Ford Mondeo.


Extreme Rallycross:: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series
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Extreme Rallycross: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series

Extreme Rallycross, a brand-new Australian motorsport series, has been previewed this week with the help of our country's most successful rally driver, Chris Atkinson. Expertly sliding a circa-230kW/300Nm custom-built all-wheel-drive machine around a specific course is a task few can handle with ease, and even fewer while smiling almost the entire time...


2015 Hyundai i30 Series II Review : local launch
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2015 Hyundai i30 Series II Review : local launch

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Australians buy more Hyundai i30s than any other nation on Earth – so the updated 2015 Hyundai i30 Series II is kind of a big deal.

The i30 is the company’s biggest selling model – Hyundai sold 31,505 examples in 2014, and has already sold 6316 to the end of March 2015. Indeed, it’s the country’s third-best selling small car behind the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3...


Hyundai writes message large enough to be seen from International Space Station
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Hyundai writes message large enough to be seen from International Space Station

A fleet of 11 Hyundai Genesis sedans has etched out the world's largest tyre track image: a message from a daughter to her astronaut father aboard the International Space Station. To make the simple message "Steph [hearts] you" visible from space, Hyundai assembled a multinational team from the US, Europe and Korea comprising cinematographers, drivers, surveyors, technicians, and support staff...


Hyundai i10 and i20 decision due within months
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Hyundai i10 and i20 decision due within months

Whether Australian buyers will be offered the opportunity to buy the latest versions of Hyundai's entry-level models remains unclear, with the brand still unable to confirm if it will sell the new-generation Hyundai i10 and Hyundai i20...


2016 Hyundai Santa Fe spied in Australia
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe spied in Australia

What could be the most revealing spy photos yet of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe have been snapped on the Gold Coast in Queensland. The images - sent in by a CarAdvice reader - give away quite a bit about what to expect from the facelifted Santa Fe seven-seat SUV, including its revised front-end...


Hyundai baby SUV still “a number of years” away
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Hyundai baby SUV still “a number of years” away

The baby SUV market is booming, but it’ll be a “number of years” before Hyundai enters the fastest growing segment in Australia. Sales of small SUVs are up 30.6 per cent so far in 2015, with the likes of the recently introduced Honda HR-V and new Mazda CX-3 both shining strongly in the sub-$40K small SUV segment...


2015 Hyundai i30 Series II Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Hyundai i30 Series II Review

The 2015 Hyundai i30 Series II improves the South Korean brand's small hatchback by building on an already impressive package.

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$20,990 - $34,490

Hyundai i30 Turbo ruled out for Australia   
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Hyundai i30 Turbo ruled out for Australia  

There will be no Hyundai i30 Turbo sold in Australia. The newly developed Hyundai i30 Turbo debuted at the 2015 Geneva motor show with a punchy 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine producing 137kW/265Nm and six-speed manual transmission. Such a model would have given Hyundai Australia a more sporting option than the current SR variant, which is powered by a 2...


2015 Hyundai i30 Series II pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai i30 Series II pricing and specifications

The new-look 2015 Hyundai i30 Series II brings a major range restructure that will likely make the South Korean brand’s small hatchback more enticing to new car buyers. The Hyundai i30 line-up now kicks off with the Active base model, while a new Active X variant builds upon that specification with some extra niceties, and is tipped to take the majority of sales - 50 per cent, by Hyundai's estimates...


Hyundai Santa Cruz ute is 'not a pick-up'
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Hyundai Santa Cruz ute is 'not a pick-up'

With the Hyundai Santa Cruz ute all but assured for production, the South Korean manufacturer is keen to emphasise the vehicle will not be a traditional pick-up. Speaking to CarAdvice at the 2015 New York auto show, the CEO of Hyundai America, Dave Zuchowski, said the aim of the Santa Cruz is to enter a new and untapped segment...


Hyundai Santa Cruz ute set for production
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Hyundai Santa Cruz ute set for production

The Hyundai Santa Cruz ute concept is all but assured to go into production as Hyundai America pushes its parent company to speed up the vehicle’s development. Speaking to CarAdvice at the 2015 New York auto show, Hyundai America CEO Dave Zuchowski admitted that not having a player in the pickup segment hurts Hyundai’s growth potential...


Hyundai RM15 concept blasts in — UPDATED
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Hyundai RM15 concept blasts in — UPDATED

Hyundai revealed a lightweight, mid-engined and rear-drive two-seater at the Seoul motor show today — a statement about its serious performance intent. Called the Hyundai RM15 (Racing Midship 2015) concept, the Veloster-on-steroids is a followup to last year’s ‘Veloster RM’, a conceptually similar project that served largely as a promotional tool...


Industry minister calls hydrogen "the fuel of the future" while brushing off EVs
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Industry minister calls hydrogen "the fuel of the future" while brushing off EVs

Australia’s industry and science minister has labelled hydrogen “the fuel of the future” and rather remarkably brushed off hybrid and electric vehicles as mere “transitioning technology”...


Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell unveiled and first hydrogen refuelling station officially opened
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Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell unveiled and first hydrogen refuelling station officially opened

Australia’s federal industry and science minister has officially unveiled the country’s first hydrogen-powered car, the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, and opened Australia’s first hydrogen vehicle refuelling station at the South Korean car maker’s Sydney headquarters...


Hyundai Tucson 48V Hybrid, diesel plug-in hybrid concepts shown in Geneva
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Hyundai Tucson 48V Hybrid, diesel plug-in hybrid concepts shown in Geneva

Two electrified concepts, the Hyundai Tucson 48V Hybrid and Hyundai Tucson diesel plug-in hybrid, were displayed at the Korean company's 2015 Geneva motor show stand. The Hyundai Tuscon 48V Hybrid concept (above and below) features a mild-hybrid drivetrain consisting of a 100kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission...


Hyundai i20 Active baby SUV teased ahead of March reveal
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Hyundai i20 Active baby SUV teased ahead of March reveal

A crossover-style version of the Hyundai i20 will be unveiled on March 17 in India, dubbed the Hyundai i20 Active. The more rugged looking model - described by Hyundai as an "SUV looking car" - is based on the Indian-market Hyundai i20 Elite hatchback, and we've seen spy shots of the new SUV version of that car in the past week...


Medium Sedan Comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Hyundai Sonata v Subaru Liberty
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Medium Sedan Comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Hyundai Sonata v Subaru Liberty

Medium cars are struggling in the face of an SUV uprising. Quite literally, the raising-up of body height and seating position has allowed the sport utility vehicle to act both like a magician entrancing customers, and a grim reaper destroying traditional sedan and wagons. There are massive upsides for those buyers who are determined to fly in the face of fashion, however...


Hyundai i20 Active small crossover spied in India
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Hyundai i20 Active small crossover spied in India

Indian publication Rushlane has snagged photos of Hyundai's latest car, a small SUV-esque crossover called the Hyundai i20 Active, which is due to be revealed and launched internationally in March 2015...