2015 Hyundai Sonata Review: Long-term report two

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Review: Long-term report two

When the senior journos here at CarAdvice informed us that we had secured the 2015 Hyundai Sonata as our latest long-termer, I have to admit that I did not sprint over to the key bowl and beg for a drive...

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Hyundai Creta not for Australia
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Hyundai Creta not for Australia

The Hyundai Creta revealed in Chennai, India today won't come to Australia, according to company sources. Instead, we will get the sportier European-focused equivalent to be launched inside two years. The Hyundai Creta – stylistically a twin to the Chinese-market ix25, despite a different name and engine options – was announced at the start of June and billed as an “influential global model”...


Hyundai Creta unveiled
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Hyundai Creta unveiled

The Hyundai Creta has been unveiled in India and it looks to be identical, at least visually, to the ix25 that's on sale in China. In India, the Creta will be offered with a 90kW 1.6-litre Gamma four-cylinder petrol engine, or a 1.4-litre or 1.6-litre turbo-diesel. The latter has 94kW of power against its name, and be paired to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission...


2015 Hyundai i30 Tourer Series II pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai i30 Tourer Series II pricing and specifications

The Hyundai i30 Tourer Series II launches this week, bringing a range of mid-life updates to the popular small-sized wagon. The Series II i30 wagon upgrade arrives a few months after the mid-life updated Series II i30 hatch range touched down on local shores, bringing with it new features, a new DCT dual-clutch transmission as standard, and a price increase across the trimmed-down line-up...


2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR pricing and specifications

The Hyundai Santa Fe SR officially launches this week as the new flagship of the company’s family SUV line-up, eight months after it premiered.  Priced from $59,990 plus on-road costs, the Santa Fe SR adds a range of performance-oriented features both outside and underneath, to make it the raciest-looking soft-roader in the school car park...


Hyundai i40 Premium v Hyundai Sonata Premium: Comparison review
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Hyundai i40 Premium v Hyundai Sonata Premium: Comparison review

Australia’s mid-sized sedan market might be smaller than a few years ago, but Hyundai is one brand that for good or bad remains intent on covering the bases. In one corner is the recently released Sonata, which we’ve compared favourably against a number of segment rivals such as the Mazda 6 (as you can read here)...


Hyundai Creta teased via sketch
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Hyundai Creta teased via sketch

South Korean car maker Hyundai has given the world a sneak peak at its upcoming sub-compact Hyundai Creta crossover. Designed to slot in underneath the new Tucson, the Creta takes Hyundai's current SUV design philosophy and scales it down a size. In addition to a bold three bar grille, prominent wheel arches and a diving character line down the flanks, there's also a blacked out A-pillar...


2016 Hyundai iMax facelift spied
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2016 Hyundai iMax facelift spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured a facelifted version of the Hyundai iMax undergoing testing on public roads in Germany. The silver prototype wears black camouflage material over its front and rear panels, hiding styling tweaks for the updated iMax people-mover and its commercial van sibling, the iLoad, that are expected to reach Australia in the final quarter of this year...


Hyundai considering Genesis-based SUV - report
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Hyundai considering Genesis-based SUV - report

Hyundai is reportedly thinking about spinning a luxury SUV off its rear-wheel drive Genesis sedan. Four sources have told Reuters that the Korean automaker is seriously considering a large, luxury SUV based on the rear-wheel drive Genesis sedan. The news adds further weight to CarAdvice's previous story about the potential for a Genesis SUV, which the company's European chief Allan Rushforth suggested was a logical move...


2015 Hyundai i40 Review
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2015 Hyundai i40 Review

The 2015 Hyundai i40 sedan and Tourer range is now cheaper, more streamlined and has better fuel economy. It's still a sharp-looker, too.


Hyundai Santa Fe facelift unveiled in Korea
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Hyundai Santa Fe facelift unveiled in Korea

The facelifted short-wheelbase Hyundai Santa Fe has been unveiled in Korea with only minor changes to the car's looks. As earlier leaks revealed, the updated Santa Fe features a minor visual update. At the front, the revised crossover has thinner chrome bars for the grille, and a revised front bumper with redesigned fog light surrounds, LED driving lights and lower air intake...


2015 Hyundai i40 pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai i40 pricing and specifications

The Hyundai i40 sedan and wagon range has this week received its first significant update since it arrived here in October 2011. One part of Hyundai’s mid-sized passenger car arsenal alongside the Sonata, the $32,490 — $43,990 (plus on-road costs) i40 line-up has been simplified through the removal of 50 per cent of the variants available, and is more affordably priced than before by between $1500 and $3600...


Hyundai Prius competitor spied inside and out
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Hyundai Prius competitor spied inside and out

Hyundai is preparing a dedicated hybrid vehicle to challenge the Toyota Prius, and our spies have managed to photograph it undergoing testing in Europe. Like the world's most popular hybrid, Hyundai's Prius-fighter features a Kammback body that has been aggressively profiled to reduce aerodynamic drag. The car also rides on a high-profile wheel and tyre combination...


Hyundai Creta sub-compact SUV announced, Australian future cloudy
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Hyundai Creta sub-compact SUV announced, Australian future cloudy

Hyundai has announced it will launch an all-new global sub-compact SUV in the second half of 2015, and while details are very scarce, we do know one thing — its name. The new sub-Tucson high-riding crossover will be called the Hyundai Creta, derived from the large Greek Island of Crete, which in its heyday was a trade hub that connected Europe, Asia and Africa...


Hyundai Santa Cruz production model could be based on new Tucson - report
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Hyundai Santa Cruz production model could be based on new Tucson - report

A production version of the Hyundai Santa Cruz pick-up truck is still yet to be given the green light, but US reports suggest the lifestyle-focused ute will be built upon the underpinnings of the new-generation Hyundai Tucson. Edmunds.com reports that the production model of the Hyundai Santa Cruz ute will be a quicker turnaround than a ground-up development, as it will share its architecture and parts with the new Tucson (which replaces the ix35)...


Hyundai Santa Fe facelift photographed completely undisguised
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Hyundai Santa Fe facelift photographed completely undisguised

Photographs of a fleet of completely undisguised facelifted short-wheelbase Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs have been posted online. The photos, which seem like they were taken at a factory or holding yard, were first posted on the forums of the Korean motoring website Bobaedream and later reposted by Carscoops...


Hyundai Sonata becomes first production car with Android Auto
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Hyundai Sonata becomes first production car with Android Auto

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has become the first production car in the world available with Android Auto smartphone integration. Existing owners of 2015 Sonata sedans with the satellite navigation media system can now get the Android Auto software update installed free of charge at their local dealership...


2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo Review
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2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo Review

The Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo Series II gets a price cut, tweaked suspension and a new DCT dual-clutch auto. Are they worthy improvements?


2015 Hyundai Veloster Series II pricing and specifications
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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...


Hyundai Genesis coupe still some way off for Australia
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Hyundai Genesis coupe still some way off for Australia

There are still few signs of the overdue latest-generation Hyundai Genesis coupe, with the company’s Australian arm saying there’s nothing tangible in its short-term pipeline.  Hyundai has been saying since 2011 that it would produce a global Genesis coupe flagship in left- and right-hand-drive configurations...