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Hyundai i30 N might offer racetrack warranty

Hyundai is investigating the potential for warranty of its performance cars on the race track in the lead-up to the launch for the i30 N. As it stands, plenty of manufacturer warranties sit in a grey area for what is and what isn’t covered for their vehicles that find themselves out on a race track...

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Hyundai i30 N “more suitable” for racetracks and “more fun” than Golf GTI
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Hyundai i30 N “more suitable” for racetracks and “more fun” than Golf GTI

The boss of Hyundai's N division says that the upcoming i30 N is better suited to regular track days and is more fun to drive than its direct rival, the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Responding to questions from the Australian media at the Detroit motor show today, head of Hyundai N and former head of BMW’s M division, Albert Biermann, said the whole idea of going out with the brand’s first N model was to produce something more track focused and more fun to drive, rather than the softer approach offered by its German rival...


Hyundai N Sport packs for i30, Kona, Veloster and Tucson coming
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Hyundai N Sport packs for i30, Kona, Veloster and Tucson coming

Hyundai will follow Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz’s lead in creating sport model packs that can be optioned on standard variants to give a more focused appearance and feel. The Hyundai N Sport packages, as they will be most likely known, will offer an AMG-Line, S-line or M Sport-style enhancements that will see equipped vehicles upgraded with sportier suspension, retuned steering and visual enhancements...


Hyundai Veloster N unlikely for Australia
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Hyundai Veloster N unlikely for Australia

Hyundai Australia says it’s unlikely we'll see the recently-unveiled Veloster N in Aussie showrooms. Unlike the European-sourced i30 N, the new Veloster and Veloster N – unveiled today at the Detroit motor show – are being built in South Korea. While the 'regular' 2018 Veloster range is set to debut in the third quarter of this year, the N model remains unconfirmed...


Hyundai i30 N sparking biggest ever interest for brand
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Hyundai i30 N sparking biggest ever interest for brand

The upcoming Hyundai i30 N hot hatch, which is expected to land in showrooms across Australia in March, has garnered the highest level of interest from the general public than any other Hyundai before it. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Detroit motor show this week, Hyundai Australia’s general manager of public relations, Bill Thomas, confirmed the high level of interest whilst also stating that it will be the best bang-for-your buck car in its class...


CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS
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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...


2018 Hyundai i30 N track review
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2018 Hyundai i30 N track review

The best car Hyundai has ever made is in serious contention to be the king of hot hatches. Meet the Hyundai i30 N.


Hyundai still undecided on i30 N line-up
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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 looking for ‘true car enthusiasts’ that appreciate its N cars on merit
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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...


Panel Beaters: The live CarAdvice panel show, kicking off Wednesday 8PM AEDT
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Panel Beaters: The live CarAdvice panel show, kicking off Wednesday 8PM AEDT

At CarAdvice, we love to engage with our readers, which is why we're kicking off a live streamed panel show that you'll be able to participate in. On the first Wednesday of each month Panel Beaters will go live at 8PM to cover the latest car news and give you exclusive content, led by a panel of industry experts...


2018 Hyundai i30 N review
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2018 Hyundai i30 N review

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.


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...