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Hyundai Veloster RM16 N mid-engine sports car spied at Nurburgring

A pre-production prototype based on the Hyundai Veloster RM16 N concept car has been snapped spy photographers during laps of the Nurburgring Nordschleife. The RM16 N concept made its debut in June 2016 at the Busan motor show, and both it and this test vehicle feature the same headlight design, similar lower grilles, pumped up fenders, large air intakes ahead of the rear wheel arches, and a squared off shoulder line terminating at an aggressively louvred rear bumper...

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...

2016 Hyundai Veloster update: higher entry price, Apple CarPlay headline streamlined range

Hyundai Australia has released details of the refreshed 2016 Veloster Series II, cutting the line-up from four variants to two, along with adding Apple CarPlay and Google Now voice activation as standard across the range. As part of the update, the entry-level Veloster manual is now over $4000 more expensive than the outgoing base Veloster variant, but $600 cheaper than the previous Veloster +...

2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo: new special on sale in Australia

The limited-edition 2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo is now on sale in Australia, packing $3000 worth of additional equipment over the Veloster Turbo+ on which it's based. The new special edition revives the ‘Street’ name that was worn by a special-edition model in 2013, however that version was based on the standard Veloster - not the Veloster Turbo...

Hyundai RM16 N racing concept gives Veloster a new look

Hyundai has unveiled the latest instalment in what has become an annual tradition, revealing its new Veloster-based RM16 N racing concept today. As with its RM14 and RM15 predecessors - named for the years of their debut - the RM16 is a Veloster reimagined, switching out its front-engined front-wheel-drive design for a midship rear-wheel-drive configuration...

Which should I buy, FWD, RWD or AWD?: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested

If you’re buying a new car, you’ll face a choice of drivetrain layouts. And while engine position may vary from a front, rear or mid placement, the powered wheels will inevitably be those up front, those out back, or all four. CarAdvice reader Julie contacted us to ask which way should she lean for her next new-car purchase...

‘Sports’ car sales plummet in October

Sales of dedicated sports cars fell off a cliff last month, with industry database VFACTS recording a 23.6 per cent drop over the same month in 2014. This statistic is a significant outlier, given sports car sales as a whole are down by a comparatively modest 3.8 per cent for the year so far. Naturally, the concept of a ‘sports car’ is a slippery one...

2015 Hyundai Veloster Series II pricing and specifications

As expected, Hyundai this week officially cut the opening price of the Veloster SR Turbo to $29,990 plus on-road costs — $3000 less than before. The new Toyota 86-matching opening gambit is among the headline changes that come as part of the Veloster Series II mid-life update on sale now...

2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo now from $29,990

The updated Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo is poised to get a price cut next week to $29,990 plus on-road costs — thereby matching the Toyota 86 GT — courtesy of a new two-spec strategy. These specifications and pricing were pointed out to us ahead of next week's official launch via a source, and are backed up by figures on a public industry database...

Hyundai RM15 concept blasts in — UPDATED

Hyundai revealed a lightweight, mid-engined and rear-drive two-seater at the Seoul motor show today — a statement about its serious performance intent. Called the Hyundai RM15 (Racing Midship 2015) concept, the Veloster-on-steroids is a followup to last year’s ‘Veloster RM’, a conceptually similar project that served largely as a promotional tool...

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...