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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 Hyundai i30 Tourer wagon spied in Germany

The next-generation 2017 Hyundai i30 Tourer wagon has been spied testing in Germany this week, giving us a first look at the Korean company's competitor to the Volkswagen Golf wagon. Despite the heavy camouflage, it's almost certain the new wagon will wear the same face as the recently-revealed 2017 i30 hatch, which previews the company's new design direction...

2017 Hyundai i30: five-door only for Australia, wagon not a "viable option"

Hyundai Australia has confirmed that when the all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 range launches locally in the second quarter of 2017, only the five-door hatchback body style will be offered...

Hyundai i30 N to be produced in Czech Republic, production capacity to grow 10 per cent

Hyundai's first N Performance model, the i30 N, will be produced at its Czech Republic plant, which will increase production capacity to cater for the extra demand. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice, Petr Vanek, public relations director for Hyundai motor manufacturing Czech, told CarAdvice that plant production will increase by 10 per cent in line with the new model coming online...

No Australian tuning for Hyundai's new N performance cars

Hyundai's global N Performance engineering boss has said no to local ride and handling tuning for any of the brand's future N Performance products, which goes against the current trend with Hyundai Australia's range. Speaking exclusively to Australian journalists at the Paris motor show, head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann, told CarAdvice that N Performance products will exclusively be tuned at the Nurburgring...

Hyundai N Performance cars 'must be track going', two variants to launch with i30

Hyundai's new performance engineering boss says N Performance cars must be track going, with the brand confirming two levels of Hyundai i30N performance vehicles for buyers. Speaking exclusively with members of the Australian media, Hyundai head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann said that the brand would release two versions of the i30N and that both would have a track requirement...

Hyundai boss confirms testing already commenced on 280kW hot hatch

Hyundai has confirmed to a group of Australian journalists that the company has commenced working on a 280kW hot hatch set to rival the likes of Ford's Focus RS, Audi's RS 3 and Meredes-AMG's A45 in terms of power and torque. Hyundai head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann told CarAdvice that he has already driven a road going prototype version of the brand's RN30 concept vehicle and he is very impressed...

Hyundai RN30 high-performance concept revealed: i30 N preview debuts in Paris

The powered-up Hyundai RN30 high-performance concept car has been revealed at the 2016 Paris motor show, following the release of a shadowy teaser last week. Based on the new third-generation 2017 Hyundai i30, the RN30 is a look into the future of Hyundai's performance 'N' range, which is expected to kick off with the i30 N...

2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

It's the oldest motor show in the world, having first launched as a combined event for cycling, sports, and the exciting new world of automobiles. No surprise, then, that the biennial Paris motor show - "Mondial de l'Automobile" in the French - is also one of the biggest on the international calendar and a focus point for the most extravagant concepts and new-model unveilings...

Hyundai N Concept RN30: motorsport flavoured car teased ahead of Paris debut

The Hyundai N Concept RN30 has been previewed ahead of its debut at the 2016 Paris motor show, which kicks off at the end of the month. Ahead of the car's full debut, Hyundai isn't giving too much away about the vehicle, which it describes as a "motorsport-inspired racing concept ... developed to deliver passion and pleasure on the track for everybody"...

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...