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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27

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 will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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Hyundai i30 N prototype will run in Nurburgring 24-Hour race
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Hyundai i30 N prototype will run in Nurburgring 24-Hour race

A race-ready preview version of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai i30 N hot hatch will run at this year's Nurburgring 24-Hour race, the South Korean car maker has confirmed. Known as the i30 2.0L Turbo N, the heavily modified vehicle shown here has been developed by the company’s new ‘N’ performance arm...


2016 Hyundai iMax Review
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2016 Hyundai iMax Review

The 2016 Hyundai iMax Series II people-mover remains a no-frills and dependable van-based people-mover.


Hyundai taps star Bentley designer for Genesis styling
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Hyundai taps star Bentley designer for Genesis styling

Korean car maker Hyundai has recruited one of Bentley’s senior designers as its new vice president of styling. SangYup Lee had worked as the head of exterior and advanced design for the exclusive British marque since 2013. Before his stint with Bentley, Mr Lee worked at Volkswagen America’s Advanced Design Centre in California, as a senior designer for Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 20
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 20

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk with Tegan Lawson. Each week we’ll bring you a video roundup of the stories that have been making headlines in both the automotive industry and Australia’s new-car market. What’s happened in the week ending May 20, 2016? Check out our video above, and see our links to the full stories below...


Hyundai Elantra recalled for airbag software issue
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Hyundai Elantra recalled for airbag software issue

The fourth-generation Hyundai Elantra has been recalled for an airbag control unit software update. Sold in Australia between 2006 and 2010, the recall affects 5296 HD model Hyundai Elantra models built between January 2, 2008 and August 22, 2009. Hyundai notes the airbags (both driver and passenger) could deploy when not required, which could cause injury - not to mention a hell of a fright - for occupants...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market. Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 2: Sales figures, Hyundai N, Tesla and more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 2: Sales figures, Hyundai N, Tesla and more

Welcome to episode 2 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed our very first episode last week, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier article here. We must also extend a big thanks to you all: the response to our first episode was just staggeringly positive, and you've already helped see the CarAdvice...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6

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 will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Hyundai becomes Australia's top-selling passenger car brand for the first time
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Hyundai becomes Australia's top-selling passenger car brand for the first time

Hyundai was the top-selling passenger car brand in Australia in April for the first time in its history, beating out regular market leader Toyota. VFACTS industry figures released this week show the Korean brand sold 6324 passenger cars (excluding SUVs and commercials) last month, from its range-wide total of 8643. This 6324 figure meant 17...


2016 Hyundai Elantra and Kia Picanto get five-star ANCAP rating
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2016 Hyundai Elantra and Kia Picanto get five-star ANCAP rating

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has received a five-star ANCAP rating from Australia’s car safety watchdog. Newcomer to the Australian micro-car market, the Kia Picanto, was also given the top rating. With an overall score of 35.01 out of a possible 37 points, the Elantra scored full marks in a number of areas including side-impact crash testing (16 out of 16), as well as pole-impact testing (2 out of 2)...


Australia's cheapest new cars
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Australia's cheapest new cars

Looking for a new car on a small budget? Here are eight of the cheapest new cars available Australia-wide, right now. As you would expect, they are all micro or light cars and, unless otherwise stated, the price excludes on-road costs like registration, stamp duty and CTP. If you shop around, though, you can find great drive-away deals and special offers...


2017 Hyundai Elantra SR unveiled in South Korea
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2017 Hyundai Elantra SR unveiled in South Korea

Overnight, the Hyundai Avante Sport was launched in South Korea. The heated up sedan will serve as the basis of the Hyundai Elantra SR, which will go on sale locally from August or September 2016. Under the bonnet, the Avante Sport, which will be known as the Elantra Sport in other markets, has a 1...


2017 Hyundai Elantra SR spied without disguise
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2017 Hyundai Elantra SR spied without disguise

The recently confirmed Hyundai Elantra SR sports sedan has surfaced in its home country of South Korea this week, ahead of its coming Australian debut. CarAdvice reported on Hyundai Australia’s plans for the newest addition to its pioneering SR range in February, when the company confirmed that buyers can look forward to what will essentially be a Veloster SR Turbo in sedan form...


What makes a luxury car?
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What makes a luxury car?

What exactly is 'luxury' and what exactly makes a luxury car? These are some of the hardest questions in the automotive world to answer. Is it all about the brand? The technology? Features? Price? Heritage? It’s nearly impossible to define where a mainstream car becomes luxury or vice versa...


2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X Review: Long-term report two
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2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X Review: Long-term report two

A few months into our time with our 2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X long-termer, both positives and negatives are making themselves ever more apparent...


2010 Hyundai ix35 recalled for automatic transmission hose issue
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2010 Hyundai ix35 recalled for automatic transmission hose issue

Hyundai has issued a recall for 1100 of its ix35 SUVs over fears an automatic transmission oil cooler hose may not have been manufactured to the correct specifications. According to the South Korean car maker, prolonged use can lead to fluid leakage which may cause a mechanical failure of the transmission...


Hyundai details connected-car plans
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Hyundai details connected-car plans

Korean car maker Hyundai has unveiled its plans for the development of new ‘connected car’ technologies, paving the way for new in-car connectivity and car-to-car communications systems. The Hyundai Motor Group, which includes the Hyundai and Kia brands, will collaborate with IT and networking companies to develop its “hyper-connected and intelligent car” concepts, promising to bring new value and efficiency to drivers...


Hyundai files patent for sliding gullwing door
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Hyundai files patent for sliding gullwing door

Hyundai has filed a patent application for what looks like the lovechild of a Volkswagen Camper van and Tesla’s new Model X SUV, showcasing a design that offers full access to the second and third row of seating, while also giving access to the boot from the same opening...


Evolutionary design changes 'dangerous', says Hyundai and Kia's Peter Schreyer
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Evolutionary design changes 'dangerous', says Hyundai and Kia's Peter Schreyer

The head of design for Kia and Hyundai says that the big changes to the look of each brand's cars from one generation to the next are a necessity for both, and that continuing a slow evolutionary design path like some other automotive manufacturers would be dangerous...