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.
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...

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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...


Hyundai Genesis Coupe replacement spotted undergoing testing
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe replacement spotted undergoing testing

Hidden under the body shell of the current-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe in these spy images reportedly sits a new, longer, lighter platform that could bring V8 petrol power and all-wheel-drive propulsion to the South Korean brand's performance coupe. The Genesis Coupe was spotted during winter testing in Sweden, and according to our spies, the vehicle may be fitted with Hyundai's HTRAC all-wheel-drive system for the first time...


Hyundai Tucson First Look
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Hyundai Tucson First Look

The all-new 2015 Hyundai Tucson has been revealed at an exclusive event in Berlin, Germany, and CarAdvice was among the first journalists globally to get a glimpse of the all-new medium SUV...


2015 Hyundai Tucson range could expand to include N performance model, seven-seater
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2015 Hyundai Tucson range could expand to include N performance model, seven-seater

The all-new 2015 Hyundai Tucson may have only just been revealed, but the brand is hard at work on expanding the range to encompass more model derivatives, including an N Performance model. The new-generation Hyundai Tucson - which will replace the successful Hyundai ix35 in the third quarter of this year in Australia - retains the existing five-seat setup of the current car, with a new range of petrol and diesel engines on offer...


2015 Hyundai Tucson to move from small to medium SUV segment
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2015 Hyundai Tucson to move from small to medium SUV segment

The 2015 Hyundai Tucson will shift up from the small SUV segment to the medium segment when it goes on sale later this year. The car it replaces, the Hyundai ix35, has been a significantly important vehicle for the South Korean brand - globally as well as locally - and it has been a high-seller in the small SUV segment where it has sat as part of the VFACTS official sales numbers...


2015 Hyundai Tucson: Global reveal of all-new SUV
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2015 Hyundai Tucson: Global reveal of all-new SUV

The all-new 2015 Hyundai Tucson has been revealed at an exclusive event in Berlin, Germany, and CarAdvice was among the first journalists globally to get a glimpse of the all-new medium SUV. The all-new Hyundai Tucson - which will replace the successful Hyundai ix35 in the third quarter of this year -will be revealed to the public reveal at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March...


2015 Hyundai Sonata Review
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2015 Hyundai Sonata Review

The new Hyundai Sonata benefits from the company's Fluidic Design 2.0 and is a genuinely attractive sedan. With three time grades and two petrol engines to choose from - the pick a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder - it's also a tremendous value proposition as well.


2015 Hyundai Sonata Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Hyundai Sonata Review

The new Hyundai Sonata benefits from a local seeing and suspension tune, which completely transforms the medium sedan.

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$29,990 - $41,990

Hyundai confident Sonata and i40 can co-exist
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Hyundai confident Sonata and i40 can co-exist

The new Hyundai Sonata sedan launching this week will be sold concurrently with the existing i40, but the company is confident the pair can succeed side-by-side despite continued contraction in the mid-sized vehicle market. Hyundai offers two models in other segments in the form of the Accent/i20 and Elantra/i30, but this strategy better mirrors Honda's approach with the Accord and now-axed Accord Euro...


Hyundai ix35 nameplate to be replaced by Tucson in Australia
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Hyundai ix35 nameplate to be replaced by Tucson in Australia

Hyundai Australia today confirmed, as expected, that the next-generation ix35 due to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show next month will be called the Tucson on local shores, bringing it into line with the US and Asia. Killing off the ix35 nameplate is a move the Korean company says reflects the importance of the vehicle and the segment it exists in - especially here in Australia...


Next Hyundai Tucson sketched out, ix35 name ditched
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Next Hyundai Tucson sketched out, ix35 name ditched

The Korean company has sketched out the look of its new small SUV, which, it seems, will again be badged as the Hyundai Tucson across the world. According to Hyundai, the next-generation car will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show, which takes place at the beginning of March...


2014 Hyundai ix35 Active: Week with Review
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2014 Hyundai ix35 Active: Week with Review

Another wedding takes Dave back over to WA where, this time, he racks up the miles in the Hyundai ix35...


2015 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications
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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...


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 - $53,420

Hyundai Genesis Review : LT1
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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...

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$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...