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Racing Basics: Episode Three

Episode Three of CarAdvice’s new Racing Basics series is now live. And it's all about a subject made famous by the Fast and Furious franchise: shifting. In this episode, Australian rally icon and Global Rallycross driver Chris Atkinson hops into the new 150kW/265Nm turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo to show you how to change gears correctly...

Racing Basics: Episode Two

Episode Two of CarAdvice’s new Racing Basics series is now live. And it's all about braking. To be fast around a racetrack, obviously, you can’t be afraid of the throttle. But, it’s also critical you know how to use the brake. In this episode, Australian rally icon and Global Rallycross driver Chris Atkinson hits the track in the new 150kW/265Nm turbocharged 1...

CarAdvice launches Racing Basics to better your driving: Episode One

Deep down, most of us are wannabe racing drivers. But, be it the occasional track day, hillclimb, or club event, how many of us actually know what we're doing behind the wheel? More importantly, how many of us know what we’re doing wrong? Well, in an effort to help shed some light on the Dos and Don’ts of racing, CarAdvice has launched a new series dubbed Racing Basics...

Hyundai Elantra gets ARK street-racer treatment for SEMA

Revealed ahead of SEMA 2016 in Las Vegas, the ARK Road Racer Elantra concept receives a number of mechanical and styling upgrades to give it that Fast and Furious look. Key modifications under the bonnet include a custom ARK turbo kit with an Xcargot XT26 turbocharger, ARK downpipe and GRiP exhaust system, a Turbosmart blow-off valve and wastegate...

2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo on sale in Australia from $28,990 - UPDATE

Update - Hyundai's local arm has confirmed pricing for the optional 18-inch wheel package. See bottom of article for details. The sporty 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo has officially launched in Australia, starting at $28,990 plus on-road costs. Sitting atop the Elantra range, the SR Turbo borrows its turbocharged 1...

Hyundai Elantra Elite gains sunroof option, prices go up

Potential buyers of the Hyundai Elantra Elite will now be able to option their cars with an electronic sunroof. The Hyundai Elantra Elite is the mid-spec model in the range, and previously was not available with an opening glass roof. The electric roof will be offered at an option cost of $2000. That would push the price of a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Elite to $28,990 plus on-road costs...

2017 Hyundai Elantra SR pricing and specs: Souped-up sedan hits Australia

The powered-up new 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR sports sedan is now on sale in Australia, following its Korean debut in April. News that the new Elantra would join Hyundai Australia's sporting SR range was first confirmed earlier this year, and the first example was spied in its home market a few months later...

Hyundai adds Android Auto to i30, Elantra, Veloster, Tucson, Santa Fe

Hyundai has added Android Auto compatibility to the majority of its line-up this week, joining Apple CarPlay as part of a quick software update. Like its fruit-branded counterpart, Android Auto allows drivers to get directions, make phone calls, send and receive messages, set reminders, play or stream multimedia, and more, without needing to touch their phone...

Hyundai Elantra recalled for airbag software issue

The fourth-generation Hyundai Elantra has been recalled for an airbag control unit software update. Sold in Australia between 2006 and 2010, the recall affects 5296 HD model Hyundai Elantra models built between January 2, 2008 and August 22, 2009. Hyundai notes the airbags (both driver and passenger) could deploy when not required, which could cause injury - not to mention a hell of a fright - for occupants...

2016 Hyundai Elantra and Kia Picanto get five-star ANCAP rating

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has received a five-star ANCAP rating from Australia’s car safety watchdog. Newcomer to the Australian micro-car market, the Kia Picanto, was also given the top rating. With an overall score of 35.01 out of a possible 37 points, the Elantra scored full marks in a number of areas including side-impact crash testing (16 out of 16), as well as pole-impact testing (2 out of 2)...

2017 Hyundai Elantra SR unveiled in South Korea - UPDATED

UPDATED (26/7/2016): The images in this article are new, higher resolution versions sourced from the US market Elantra Sport. Overnight, the Hyundai Avante Sport was launched in South Korea. The heated up sedan will serve as the basis of the Hyundai Elantra SR, which will go on sale locally from August or September 2016...