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 pricing and specifications

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata mid-sized sedan has returned to Australian shores with a starting price of $29,990 plus on-road costs and rivals such as the Mazda 6 and new Subaru Liberty firmly in its proverbial crosshairs...

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2015 Hyundai Veloster : Sporting upgrades and styling tweaks for updated model
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2015 Hyundai Veloster : Sporting upgrades and styling tweaks for updated model

The 2015 Hyundai Veloster has launched in its home market with subtly revised styling inside and out and a number of mechanical and sporting enhancements. Information published on the Hyundai’s South Korean website indicates it’s the Veloster SR Turbo that benefits most from the mid-cycle update, which is due to reach Australia during the second quarter of this year...


Hyundai Santa Cruz Ute Concept First Look : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015
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Hyundai Santa Cruz Ute Concept First Look : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015

The man responsible for the design of the Hyundai Santa Cruz ute concept says the vehicle could be put into production quickly if the reaction from the public and dealers is positive...


Hyundai Ute concept can be built "extremely quickly"
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Hyundai Ute concept can be built "extremely quickly"

The man responsible for the design of the Hyundai Santa Cruz ute concept says the vehicle could be put into production quickly if the reaction from the public and dealers is positive...


Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid unveiled, capable of 35km in EV mode
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Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid unveiled, capable of 35km in EV mode

Hyundai's first plug-in hybrid, the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, has made its global debut at the 2015 Detroit motor show. Both externally and under the skin, the new Sonata Plug-in Hybrid shares a lot with the recently revealed Sonata Hybrid...


Hyundai Santa Cruz Design Interview : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015
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Hyundai Santa Cruz Design Interview : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015

With the announcement today of the Hyundai Ute concept, ute-loving Australian buyers are no doubt keen to know what, when and how this hugely significant announcement will impact them.

Firstly, it’s important to emphasise that the Hyundai Santa Cruz Pick Up (to give its full name), is purely a concept at this stage, but considering the significant of the utility segment, it’s likely the Santa Cruz will find its way to showrooms in the near future...


Hyundai Santa Cruz Ute Concept Reveal : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015
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Hyundai Santa Cruz Ute Concept Reveal : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015

Hyundai has today unveiled a concept ute, dubbed “Hyundai Santa Cruz Pick-up Concept” at the Detroit auto show, plugging a major gap in its product lineup.

The Santa Cruz is a new interpretation of the classic ute, according to Hyundai, with the brand hoping to entice not only traditional ute buyers but also Millennials seeking urban adventurer lifestyles...


Hyundai Ute to help company's sales volume overtake Holden
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Hyundai Ute to help company's sales volume overtake Holden

Hyundai is likely to overtake both Mazda and Holden if the just-unveiled Hyundai Ute goes into production for the Australian market. The Hyundai Santa Cruz ute , revealed today in Detroit, would add significant sales volume to the South Korean brand's local division, and in so doing would change the dynamics of manufacturers chasing the number two spot behind Toyota...


Hyundai Ute Santa Cruz Concept : The local perspective
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Hyundai Ute Santa Cruz Concept : The local perspective

With the announcement today of the Hyundai Ute concept, ute-loving Australian buyers are no doubt keen to know what, when and how this hugely significant announcement will impact them. Firstly, it’s important to emphasise that the Hyundai Santa Cruz Pick Up (to give its full name), is purely a concept at this stage, but considering the significant of the utility segment, it’s likely the Santa Cruz will find its way to showrooms in the near future...


Hyundai Ute unveiled : Santa Cruz Pick-up Concept
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Hyundai Ute unveiled : Santa Cruz Pick-up Concept

Hyundai has today unveiled a concept ute, dubbed “Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Concept” at the Detroit auto show, plugging a major gap in its product lineup. The Santa Cruz is a new interpretation of the classic ute, according to Hyundai, with the brand hoping to entice not only traditional ute buyers but also Millennials seeking urban adventurer lifestyles...


2015 Santa Fe Elite: Week with Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Santa Fe Elite: Week with Review

The Hyundai Santa Fe Elite offers an attractive package for those in the market for a seven-seat SUV.

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$38,490 to $53,420

Hyundai Genesis Review : LT1
Rating: 810 /10
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Hyundai Genesis Review : LT1

The new Hyundai Genesis is a luxury car that is likely to find its way onto some fleets, and for six months it’s joined ours. If you haven’t had a chance to read our extensive coverage of the Genesis so far – including a twin test with the BMW 528i – CarAdvice’s latest long-termer is a highly noteworthy Hyundai...

Priced At
$71,000

2015 Hyundai New Cars
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2015 Hyundai New Cars

Hyundai Australia has had a boom 2014 in terms of sales, a year in which it has taken carryover full-importer champion Mazda down to the wire.  The Korean company has a pretty sizeable sequence of new and upgraded models arriving in 2015 that it no doubt hopes will maintain the momentum. Hyundai Sonata - February February will see the return of the Sonata to Australia’s shrinking medium-car market...


Hyundai appoints former BMW M engineer to head up sports car development
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Hyundai appoints former BMW M engineer to head up sports car development

Hyundai Motor Group has appointed a leading engineer from Europe's BMW M division to head up the testing and development of its future high-performance vehicles. Former BMW M engineering vice president and 30-year veteran of the German luxury brand, Albert Biermann, has been named Hyundai Motor Group’s head of vehicle test and high performance development...


2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid unveiled
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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 2.0-litre four-cylinder ‘Nu’ petrol engine, which produces 115kW of power and 189Nm of torque in this application...


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?


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...

Priced At
$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...