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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.
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...

Recent Hyundai News & Reviews
2015 Hyundai i40: facelifted Tourer spied
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2015 Hyundai i40: facelifted Tourer spied

The facelifted Hyundai i40 has been spied testing on public roads, suggesting the South Korean brand is hard at work on the updated model. The silver i40 Tourer prototype – snapped by CarAdvice’s spy photographers in Germany – wears camouflage across its restyled front bumper...


2015 Hyundai i30: Genesis-inspired facelift spied
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2015 Hyundai i30: Genesis-inspired facelift spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the facelifted Hyundai i30 undergoing testing in Germany. The images offer up a first look at the mid-life update for the second-generation i30 – the first significant upgrade for the South Korean brand’s small car since its unveiling in September 2011...


The car that slows down for speed cameras
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The car that slows down for speed cameras

Would you buy a car that automatically slows down for fixed speed cameras? That’s what you can get in South Korea with the new Hyundai Genesis's 'Speed Trap Auto Deceleration', which we sampled last week. Numerous other satellite navigation systems already warn drivers of fixed speed camera locations but Hyundai has taken this to a new level, with its system capable of bringing the vehicle’s speed below the speed camera limit...


2015 Hyundai Genesis Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Hyundai Genesis Review

Can a Hyundai ever be a luxury car?

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$50,000 to $60,000

Hyundai Genesis Review: First Drive in South Korea
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Hyundai Genesis Review: First Drive in South Korea

Alborz Fallah drives the Hyundai Genesis in South Korea, an all-new luxury sedan that will redefine perceptions of the brand.


Hyundai ix35 Highlander: Week With Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Hyundai ix35 Highlander: Week With Review

The Hyundai ix35 top spec Highlander with a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine looks sleek and is easy to drive around town.

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$26,990 to $40,990

Showroom shakedown: Hyundai i20
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Showroom shakedown: Hyundai i20

Tegan hands the keys to a colleague who's looking to buy a little city runabout to see what they think of the popular Hyundai.


2015 Hyundai Sonata Review : First Impressions
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Hyundai Sonata Review : First Impressions

Will the i45's successor make a dint in the medium car segment? Alborz Fallah finds out.


Hyundai Australia to improve servicing experience
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Hyundai Australia to improve servicing experience

Hyundai is seeking to focus more on the servicing side of its business as it aims to grow its sales volume past 100,000 units this year. The South Korean brand currently has 165 dealers in Australia, but while there may be room for one or two more, it sees potential for growth and an area where there is room for improvement in the servicing side of the business...


Hyundai Australia set to sell 100,000+ vehicles this year
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Hyundai Australia set to sell 100,000+ vehicles this year

Hyundai Australia is set to break the 100,000 sales mark for the first time in 2014. Having shown consistent month-on-month growth for the last 24 months in a row, Hyundai Australia is keen to continue that trend at least until the end of the year. The company’s chief operating officer, John Elsworth, told CarAdvice in Seoul, South Korea, this week that Hyundai’s growth is sustainable and consistent...


2015 Hyundai Genesis : $50-60,000 price point likely
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2015 Hyundai Genesis : $50-60,000 price point likely

The Australian launch of the upcoming Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan will be a redefining moment for the South Korean manufacturer locally as it seeks to lift its brand perception to the next level. The rear-wheel-drive Hyundai Genesis sedan is set to arrive around November this year and go head-to-head with luxury models ranging from the three German brands as well as locals such as the Holden Caprice...


Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter

Matt Campbell assesses seven load-lugging light commercial vans to see whether buyers are making the right business decision.


Hyundai ix35 Highlander Review
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Hyundai ix35 Highlander Review

Tegan Lawson checks out the updated version of Hyundai's compact SUV.


Hyundai Genesis Coupe may drop 2.0-litre turbo for next-generation model - report
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe may drop 2.0-litre turbo for next-generation model - report

The second-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe could lose its 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with the South Korean brand aiming to push the mid-size two-door sports car upmarket. The new-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe - as was previewed in concept form with the stylish HND-9 showcar in 2013 (pictured) - was expected to largely carry over the same drivetrain options as the current model, which is to say that a 2...


Sporty hatch comparison : Kia Pro_cee`d GT v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Renault Megane RS265 Sport
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Sporty hatch comparison : Kia Pro_cee`d GT v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Renault Megane RS265 Sport

Hot-hatches these days are priced anywhere from the $26,000 to nearly $75,000, from the tiny terror city cars to the new breed of premium-branded European mega-hatches. In between those two price points there’s a lot of space to be occupied, and there’s an emerging class of warm-to-hot-hatches that aim to offer more balanced abilities than their three-chilli compatriots...


Hyundai Veloster RM Concept: rear-drive, 2.0-litre turbo - UPDATED with new images
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Hyundai Veloster RM Concept: rear-drive, 2.0-litre turbo - UPDATED with new images

The Hyundai Veloster RM Concept pushes the South Korean small sporty hatchback to a new level. New images of the Veloster RM show car have been released following its debut in South Korea yesterday. There's still little in the way of information about the car, but we know it features two seats and a 2...


Hyundai ix35 recalled: 32,525 small SUVs with airbag fault
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Hyundai ix35 recalled: 32,525 small SUVs with airbag fault

The country's most popular small SUV, the Hyundai ix35, has been recalled over an airbag fault. The recall affects 32,525 Hyundai ix35 models built from January 2011 to December 2013, and has been caused by a fault with the fitment of the car's steering wheel-mounted airbag...


Sporty hatch comparison: Kia Procee`d GT v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Renault Megane RS265 Sport
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Sporty hatch comparison: Kia Procee`d GT v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Renault Megane RS265 Sport

Two warm hatches from South Korea take on a cut-price version of France's hero hatch...


Hyundai Santa Fe: week with Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Hyundai Santa Fe: week with Review

James Ward spends the week with the Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander - can there still be only one?

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$51,990

Euro NCAP crash tests: Hyundai i10 scores four stars, Mercedes-Benz C-Class achieves five stars
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Euro NCAP crash tests: Hyundai i10 scores four stars, Mercedes-Benz C-Class achieves five stars

The latest batch of Euro NCAP crash tests has seen the Hyundai i10 city car manage a four-star rating, while the new-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class scored the maximum five-star rating...


Hyundai Veloster facelift spied - UPDATED with images from the Nurburgring
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Hyundai Veloster facelift spied - UPDATED with images from the Nurburgring

The Hyundai Veloster appears to be getting ready for a facelift - and it has now been spied undergoing performance testing at the famed Nurburgring test track. CarAdvice's spy photographers have caught a heavily camouflaged version of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo - known as the SR Turbo in Australia - in Germany: firstly at the company's local headquarters, then at speed on the 'Ring...


Hyundai iLoad Review : market stall weekender
Rating: 710 /10
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Hyundai iLoad Review : market stall weekender

Armed with a van full of 'stuff', James Ward takes the Hyundai iLoad to the Docklands Sunday Market.

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$38,990

Hyundai US chief hints at future ute, could launch within three years
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Hyundai US chief hints at future ute, could launch within three years

A Hyundai ute looks set to become a reality, following a hint from the company's US chief. Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski was quoted by Autonews as suggesting that the pickup/truck/ute segment is one that cannot be ignored - and it appears clear the brand is aiming to expand its commercial vehicle offering following spy shots of a new large van range making their way to CarAdvice (see image above)...


Hyundai to upsize van range with Sprinter rivals
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Hyundai to upsize van range with Sprinter rivals

Hyundai is set to expand its commercial van range with new models to compete with big-name European package haulers. Two new large commercial models - a high-top, long wheelbase van and a single-cab van-based ute - are set to soon join the brand's ranks, giving Hyundai new models to rival vehicles such as the Renault Master and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter...


Hyundai ix25 concept previews new baby SUV
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Hyundai ix25 concept previews new baby SUV

A near-production-ready concept previewing the all-new Hyundai ix25 sub-compact SUV has been revealed at the 2014 Beijing auto show. Unveiled after months of spy shots and leaked images, the ix25 will be released towards the end of this year – though initially only in China...


Apple CarPlay at NYIAS
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Apple CarPlay at NYIAS

Tony Crawford takes a look at Apple's new in-car technology CarPlay, integrated in the Hyundai Sonata. CarPlay seeks to bring all the convenience of your smartphone to the dashboard, while minimising the distraction.


Hyundai Sonata at NYIAS 2014
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Hyundai Sonata at NYIAS 2014

Tony Crawford takes a look at the all-new Hyundai Sonata. A return of the nameplate to Australia, the new Sonata succeeds the i45 with updated styling and improved cabin presentation and quality.


Hyundai Genesis at NYIAS 2014
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Hyundai Genesis at NYIAS 2014

Tony Crawford takes a look at the Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan at the New York International Auto Show, ahead of its late 2014 release in Australia.


2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Sport revealed : new turbocharged sedan on the radar for Australia
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2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Sport revealed : new turbocharged sedan on the radar for Australia

The all-new 2014 Hyundai Sonata has been revealed at the New York auto show in sporty 2.0T Sport guise. The new Sonata features a 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 183kW and 352Nm, considerably more than the 2.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder (142kW/247Nm)...