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The all-new Hyundai i30 N might just shake up the entire hot-hatch segment when it lands. It's an extraordinary first-time effort that could prove too good to refuse.

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CarAdvice podcast 66: Win an awesome Father's Day present, and how is a hearse built? We find out!
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CarAdvice podcast 66: Win an awesome Father's Day present, and how is a hearse built? We find out!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Dave Zalstein bringing you the latest in the car world from the past week. In car news, left-hand drive supercars will become legal in Australia by 2019, Volkswagen Golf GTi Original and Golf R Grid to sharpen prices for Australia and the Infiniti Prototype 9 has been revealed with parts from the next-generation Nissan Leaf...


Hyundai i30 N revealed - UPDATE: Oz launch delayed
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Hyundai i30 N revealed - UPDATE: Oz launch delayed

UPDATE, August 15: Originally due sometime around November this year, the i30 N’s Australian launch is now delayed to 2018, currently expected for February or March. Hyundai has declined to offer details on the delay. July 13, 2017: The hotly anticipated 2018 Hyundai i30 N has officially been revealed this week ahead of its Australian launch, due this coming November...


Hyundai i30 N TCR racer debuts at the Nurburgring
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Hyundai i30 N TCR racer debuts at the Nurburgring

The upcoming 2018 Hyundai i30 N has spawned a racing version for the TCR international touring car championship, with the new track car displayed a the Nurburgring this week. Joining several other TCR versions of popular hatchbacks, such as the Honda Civic, Kia cee'd and Volkswagen Golf, the i30 N TCR is hoped to launch on the racing car market in time for the 2018 season...


Korean cars are cool now. Deal with it.
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Korean cars are cool now. Deal with it.

The first car I ever drove – and the car I learned to drive in – was a second-generation X2 Hyundai Excel. It was red. It was not faster than anything. At the time, too, Korean cars were about as far from being ‘cool’ as you could imagine. There are some cars people get excited about at the mere mention of their name: think R8, M3, Diablo, F1, etc...


Hyundai i20 N could be in the pipeline - report
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Hyundai i20 N could be in the pipeline - report

While we've heard plenty about the upcoming Hyundai i30 N, a new report out of the UK suggests the company is considering a high-performance version of the smaller i20 light hatch, which could debut around 2019. Speaking with Auto Express, Hyundai N's boss, Albert Biermann, said the firm is actively looking at other performance vehicles smaller than the i30...


2018 Hyundai i30 N tackles the mountain: Video
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2018 Hyundai i30 N tackles the mountain: Video

Hyundai has at last released official details and footage of the upcoming 2018 Hyundai i30 N's competition debut at the iconic Mount Panorama race track in Bathurst, New South Wales. As part of the new hot hatch's engineering development for Australia, the i30 N participated in the Nulon Hill Climb and Super Sprint events last month, with Hyundai WRC test driver, Brendan Reeves, behind the wheel...


Hyundai i30 N completes Nürburgring 24 Hours
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Hyundai i30 N completes Nürburgring 24 Hours

Hyundai's N sub-brand continues its strategy of doing the final-phase testing for the i30 N hot hatch in endurance racing conditions. The 200kW-plus i30 N with its electromechanical front diff makes its world premiere this September in Frankfurt, and will arrive in Australia during November...


CarAdvice podcast 54: EV Council, ClimateWorks, and that $390k EV grant
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CarAdvice podcast 54: EV Council, ClimateWorks, and that $390k EV grant

Joining Mandy this week is Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news is the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon Australian details confirmed, Ford Fiesta Australian future in doubt, Hyundai i30 N to offer eight-speed dual-clutch for 2019, Ford CEO Mark Fields retires, and Michelin rejects the call to increase minimum worn tyre depth...


Hyundai i30 N to offer eight-speed dual-clutch for 2019
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Hyundai i30 N to offer eight-speed dual-clutch for 2019

When Hyundai’s all-new i30 N hot-hatch arrives here in December, it will be a six-speed manual transmission, exclusively. Hyundai is banking on a reasonable take up of the stick shift by enthusiast drivers before an auto option is available in around two years, according to Hyundai Australia Senior Manager Product Planning, Andrew Tuitahi...


Hyundai i30 N more track-focused than benchmark Golf GTI - UPDATE: sound bite added
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Hyundai i30 N more track-focused than benchmark Golf GTI - UPDATE: sound bite added

When Korean car giant, Hyundai, officially launches the production version of its first-ever hot-hatch (i30 N) in December, even the entry-level version will get more power than the yet-to-be-launched Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 7.5. Hyundai will likely offer two versions of its i30 N performance hatch, both using the same 2...


2018 Hyundai i30 N review: The prototype drive
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2018 Hyundai i30 N review: The prototype drive

Development of the 2018 Hyundai i30 N isn't just a tremendous effort, it's bloody brilliant.


2018 Hyundai i30 N spied nearing production
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2018 Hyundai i30 N spied nearing production

The new Hyundai i30 N hot hatch been spied alongside a BMW 8 Series prototype at a petrol station in Germany. This time around, as the car nears production, the prototype has headed out into the open without the front and rear coverings that adorned earlier evaluation vehicles...


Hyundai i30 N fastback coming to Australia with 205kW punch
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Hyundai i30 N fastback coming to Australia with 205kW punch

The 205kW Hyundai i30 hot hatch - to arrive in Australia from about November - will eventually be joined by a sleeker five-door fastback version in Australia. The sportier body style, which vaguely echoes the Audi A5 Sportback, will give Hyundai a point of difference in the affordable hot hatch stakes when it arrives, probably some time in 2018...


2017 Hyundai i30 SR and SR Premium review
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2017 Hyundai i30 SR and SR Premium review

The 2017 Hyundai i30 SR range brings a 150kW turbo engine, IRS and impressive local suspension tuning to the table at an entry point of $26k plus on-roads. The Mazda 3 SP25 has some stiff competition here...


Hyundai i30 N enters final testing, November Australian launch likely
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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...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 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 i30 N teased in new video
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2018 Hyundai i30 N teased in new video

The Hyundai i30 N, the brand's first Golf GTI rival, has been teased in a new video released online. With commentary by Thierry Neuville, one of Hyundai Motorsports' WRC drivers, we can see a prototype of the i30 N sliding around an icy test track during extreme cold weather testing in Arjeplog, Sweden...


CarAdvice podcast 40: 2017 VW Golf GTI review
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CarAdvice podcast 40: 2017 VW Golf GTI review

Right from the CarAdvice Melbourne office couch, Mandy and Mike Costello bring you the latest car news, including the Hyundai i30 N official details revealed, BMW demands Australian government for EV support, 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster unveiled, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion and GM could sell Opel to PSA...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 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...