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While the base Hyundai Kona is a competitive offering in the small SUV segment, you can't help but draw comparisons to the related i30 hatch.

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Volkswagen and Hyundai exchange blows over hot hatch mastery
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Volkswagen and Hyundai exchange blows over hot hatch mastery

Incumbent hot hatch leader Volkswagen, and aggressive new kid on the block Hyundai, appear unwilling to merely let their cars do the talking, after engaging in a thoroughly entertaining sparring session over the imminent i30 N. Coinciding fittingly with the Australian Open tennis grand slam, Volkswagen Australia managing director this week used the release of the new entry Golf GTI Original variant to not-so-subtly backhand his rival from Korea...


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe due mid-2018, price rise likely
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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe due mid-2018, price rise likely

Hyundai is set to bring in an all-new Santa Fe later this year, and the company admits that it won’t be able to keep its prices quite as sharp as the current model. In 2017, Hyundai sold 7974 Santa Fe SUVs in our market, up from 7834 the year before...


Hyundai i30 N might offer racetrack warranty
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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...


Hyundai i30 sales ‘not as strong’ as expected, Go variant to help
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Hyundai i30 sales ‘not as strong’ as expected, Go variant to help

Hyundai Australia says it’s not happy with the sales of its i30 hatch, despite the vehicle claiming the prize of fifth most popular car for 2017. With the small car market remaining fiercely competitive, and sales of the entire segment down in general (in favour of SUVs), the i30 finished 2017 23...


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 ute set for 2021, unlikely for Kia
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Hyundai ute set for 2021, unlikely for Kia

Hyundai is progressing with its internal design and engineering of its upcoming Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger competitor as it seeks to enter the heavily-contested, but very popular ute market in 2021. Speaking to the media at the Detroit motor show this week, Hyundai Australia’s head of public relations, Bill Thomas, said that while the ute is not 100 per cent confirmed yet, it's being well received by those that can give it the green light...


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...


2018 Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N unveiled
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2018 Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N unveiled

The 2018 Hyundai Veloster has been revealed this week at the 2018 Detroit motor show, headlined by the Veloster N hot hatch. Four variants of the small coupe-come-hatchback have been revealed, the standard Veloster, the Veloster Turbo, the Veloster R-Spec and the Veloster N – all occupying a different spot on the potency scale...


Hyundai Veloster sales remain ‘design-driven’
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Hyundai Veloster sales remain ‘design-driven’

Hyundai believes the second-generation Veloster will continue to attract style-conscious female buyers, adding incremental sales to the existing i30 range. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Detroit motor show this week, Hyundai Australia general manager of public communications, Bill Thomas, said the new Veloster has carried over its similarly unique styling to a new generation, and should appeal to existing owners...


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...


2019 Hyundai Veloster N revealed among leaked images
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2019 Hyundai Veloster N revealed among leaked images

Images of the new 2018 Hyundai Veloster have surfaced online, revealing not only the regular car but also the top-shelf, high-performance Veloster N. This isn't our first look at the new Veloster without disguise, although it is certainly the clearest sight yet. Likewise, the N variant had previously been seen only in heavy camouflage, spied during test...


2018 Hyundai Tucson facelift spied
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2018 Hyundai Tucson facelift spied

The Hyundai Tucson facelift has been spied while undergoing testing in Germany. At the front, the strong chrome bars that grace the current car's grille have been replaced by a honeycomb pattern similar to the one used on both the i30 hatch and revised Sonata. The prototype's covering hides most of the front-end design, but we can see modified headlight graphics, and a redesigned front fascia...


Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell SUV revealed - UPDATE
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Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell SUV revealed - UPDATE

The Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell SUV has been revealed this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ahead of a launch in select markets later this year. Serving as a purpose-built replacement for the ageing previous-generation Tucson (ix35) FCEV, the Nexo not only brings a more powerful and efficient hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, but also the company's latest driver assistance technologies...


Autonomous car designs to be non-aggressive: Hyundai
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Autonomous car designs to be non-aggressive: Hyundai

The head of design for Hyundai says that autonomous and electric vehicles will likely adapt a non-aggressive design philosophy to suit their inherent nature going forward, with only the second-generation of these vehicles likely to deviate from the path...


Hyundai aiming for industry leadership in new technology era
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Hyundai aiming for industry leadership in new technology era

Hyundai says in the midst of a technological revolution taking over the automotive industry, it’s aiming to be the global leader in the fields of autonomous driving and the connected car, not a follower...


Hyundai building serious two-seater sports car
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Hyundai building serious two-seater sports car

Hyundai has confirmed it is working on a two-seater hybrid sports car that will sit at the very top of its expanding performance range. Using the Consumer Electric Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week as a showcase for its future technologies such as fuel cell and autonomous driving, the South Korean brand was quick to point out that while it powers ahead in that direction of future transportation, it is also foraying into the serious sports car world...


2018 Hyundai Veloster previewed ahead of Detroit
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2018 Hyundai Veloster previewed ahead of Detroit

The next-generation 2018 Hyundai Veloster has been teased again in a set of shadowy images, ahead of its global reveal at next week's Detroit motor show. While the company remains secretive on full exterior design details of its latest coupe-hatchback mashup, one of the images is a rendering of the new model's interior, which features a driver-oriented dashboard distinguishing itself from the related i30...


Hyundai to debut smart assistant at CES 2018
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Hyundai to debut smart assistant at CES 2018

Hyundai has teamed up with SoundHound to create a new voice assistant for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), set for a 2019 production debut. According to the company, the assistant will be among the first proactive voice control systems on the market, designed to help the driver by prompting them about upcoming meetings and, depending on traffic, suggesting a different departure time...