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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

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...

2018 Hyundai Kona SUV teased - UPDATE

Another new teaser for the Hyundai Kona has been handed down today, revealing a new full-frontal angle of the upcoming compact SUV. This latest shot shows more of the Kona's stacked headlight design, which follows in the footsteps of recent models like the Jeep Cherokee and a number of new Citroen models...

ANCAP defends Hyundai i30's range-wide five star rating

Independent crash safety watchdog ANCAP has defended giving all Australian variants of the new Hyundai i30 the maximum five-star score despite some discrepancies, including the fact no NCAP body has actually crashed the vehicle...

Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The Honda Civic and Hyundai i30 have been awarded five-star safety ratings by independent crash-testing firm ANCAP. Following the disappointing two-star result for the Great Wall Steed ute, the two popular small cars scored top marks, while the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity lifestyle van was also awarded the full five stars...

Modified Hyundai Santa Fe becomes first car to cross Antarctica

A modified Hyundai Santa Fe has become the first passenger car to drive across Antarctica and back again, making a trip from Union Camp to McMurdo and back to Union Camp, as well as the first wheeled passenger vehicle to drive across the Ross Ice Shelf...

2017 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch promises top value

Official pricing and final details for the incoming 2017 Hyundai i30 range have been handed down today, after initial specifications were confirmed in February. As revealed then, the new 'PD' i30 range will be offered locally with three engines: two petrols and a single diesel, matched to six-speed manual, six-speed torque-convertor auto and seven-speed dual-clutch auto, depending on the model...

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe spotted in Germany

Our European-based spy photographers have snapped the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe large SUV while testing near the company's German development centre. Hyundai's replacement for the current Santa Fe, which premiered in April 2012, is confirmed to appear next year, and will move upmarket to better match the Kia Sorento, as well as the likes of the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger...

Hyundai Kona small SUV due by October, leading new model onslaught

From around October this year, Hyundai Australia will finally have a small SUV to rival the Honda HR-V and Nissan Qashqai. Codenamed 'OS', the Korean B-segment Hyundai Kona crossover was teased a few weeks ago, with the company promising class-leading cabin space and sorted driving dynamics...

Genesis GV80 Concept unveiled

Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, has finally unveiled a first look at its SUV strategy, which will see two high-riding models in production before the end of 2020. The South Korean brand used this week's New York motor show to unveil the Genesis GV80, an SUV based on the G80 architecture that should see it rival models like the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Lexus RX...

2018 Hyundai Sonata unveiled, Australian launch set for third quarter

The smartly facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata is gearing up for its Australian release later this year with a host of mechanical, cosmetic and interior changes that will see a revitalisation of the Toyota Camry rival in the medium can segment. In the first three months of this year, Hyundai Australia has sold just 168 Sonatas, down 72...

Hyundai i30 N enters final testing, November Australian launch likely

Hyundai’s imminent i30 N hot hatch has entered a new stage of final testing ahead of its global rollout late this year, including an expected Australian launch in November. The Korean company entered its first proper hot hatch - a rival for the Golf GTI, Civic Type R and Focus ST/RS - in the VLN endurance race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany, last weekend...