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Hyundai to ramp up electric program - report

Hyundai is preparing an electric vehicle (EV) onslaught for the next decade, with a senior executive admitting the company was late to the party. Speaking to European media, Lee Ki-sang, senior vice-president for Hyundai, said the brand is "late by around three years" to electric vehicles. "Hyundai should have been a first mover of EVs, but it is still staying as a fast follower...

Driving a WRC race car through Sydney

As far as road-testing and reviewing cars for a living, there are often some very interesting days behind the wheel of supercars on famed racetracks around the world, but then there are some truly unique days. Such as a particular day in November this year, when CarAdvice had the opportunity to get (with a great deal of effort) behind the wheel of a World Rally Championship (WRC) race car for a whole day...

CarAdvice podcast 82: Are dealership paint protection offers worthwhile?

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens. Covering this weeks car news, the Lamborghini Urus has been revealed, the Mercedes-AMG CLS53 hybrid has been confirmed, and the entry-level Hyundai i30 Go arrives at $19,990...

MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating

The new MG ZS has scored a disappointing four stars in ANCAP safety testing, while the Holden Equinox and Hyundai Kona managed five-star ratings. Hindering the MG's success was a below-average 10.46 out of 16 for the frontal-offset test, which saw insufficient inflation of the passenger's airbag, causing the dummy to 'bottom out'...

FCA in partnership talks with Hyundai

Fiat Chrysler is discussing with Hyundai regarding hydrogen fuel-cell technologies and vehicle transmissions. Fiat Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne, spilt the beans to Bloomberg while speaking to media at the launch of Alfa Romeo's return to Formula One. Marchionne highlighted the "potential of a technical partnership with Hyundai" to develop transmissions and hydrogen technology...

2018 Hyundai i30 Go: $19,990 entry model arrives

The Hyundai i30 Go has been added to the Australian line-up, with prices for the entry-level hatch kicking off at $19,990 plus on-road costs. Available with both petrol and diesel engines, along with the choice of manual or automatic transmission, the i30 Go serves as the new price-leader...

CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Costello and Alborz Fallah. It's been a big week in car news, with the Tesla Semi and Roadster being revealed, Hyundai still undecided on its i30 N line-up, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased, and pricing for the new imported Toyota Camry has been announced...

Hyundai still undecided on i30 N line-up

Hyundai Australia is still considering whether it should bring one or two models of its i30 N hot hatch as it gears up for the launch of its very first serious performance car in the first quarter of next year. The South Korean brand has the option of bringing in a ‘base model' i30 N in addition to the high-performance variant...

Hyundai Australia interested in more electric vehicles, potential for Kona EV

Hyundai Australia says it would be interested in taking on additional electric vehicles if and when they become available, with the Ioniq EV showing strong demand from the market. With pictures of the brand’s small SUV being tested in electric form, likely to be known as Kona EV, it’s apparent the South Korean brand is actively working on additional electric vehicles...

Hyundai looking for ‘true car enthusiasts’ that appreciate its N cars on merit

Hyundai Australia says that no matter how good its upcoming i30 N hot hatch may be, there will be certain elements of the market that will never accept such a vehicle from a Korean brand. Speaking to CarAdvice this week, the brand’s public relations manager, Bill Thomas, admitted the brand is not relying on its limited heritage in the performance space, but rather seeking those that will judge its performance cars on merit...

Genesis appoints ex-BMW development boss as head of architecture development

Hyundai has appointed Fayez Abdul Rahman as the new Vice President of Genesis Architecture Development.  Rahman will be waving goodbye to his role as concept and platform architecture leader on a number of model lines at BMW, including the 7 Series, X-badged crossovers and M division cars...