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Hyundai Genesis lessons surprising for brand

Hyundai admits it has learned from and been surprised by some of the challenges and requirements it has faced in selling the Genesis model in Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice in Canberra this week, Scott Grant, Hyundai Australia’s chief operating officer said the experience with Genesis so far have been invaluable...

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Hyundai's Genesis under 'no illusion' about luxury challenge
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Hyundai's Genesis under 'no illusion' about luxury challenge

Hyundai Australia says it’s under no illusion of the steep challenge that it faces introducing its new luxury brand early next year. Speaking to CarAdvice in Canberra this week, Hyundai Australia’s chief operating officer, Scott Grant, said he is not underestimating the challenge of breaking into the luxury segment...


Hyundai ute ruled out for Australia
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Hyundai ute ruled out for Australia

The Hyundai Santa Cruz ute has been ruled out for Australia due to an expected minimal market demand and the investment cost of producing the commercial vehicle in right-hand drive...


Hyundai N performance brand set for six models by 2019, i30 N to start
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Hyundai N performance brand set for six models by 2019, i30 N to start

Hyundai’s upcoming N performance brand is expected to release six models in its first two years of operation, including a hot hatch and performance variants of the company’s SUVs. Hyundai N, which has been around as a brand for close to three years, has so far had exposure mainly on the South Korean brand’s World Rally Championship car...


Hyundai hits back at Volkswagen over 'aspirational' comments
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Hyundai hits back at Volkswagen over 'aspirational' comments

Hyundai says that, despite recent disparaging comments from local Volkswagen chief Michael Bartsch on the appeal of Korean cars, Australian motorists do aspire to buy into its range. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Hyundai Tucson 30 Special Edition in Canberra last week, Scott Grant, Hyundai Australia’s chief operating officer, dismissed Volkswagen Australia boss’s comments, suggesting that the company’s sales success speaks for itself...


Hyundai to provide 20 next-gen fuel-cell EVs for ACT government
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Hyundai to provide 20 next-gen fuel-cell EVs for ACT government

Hyundai will be the supplier of the first order for hydrogen-powered cars in Australian history, after the ACT government announced it will buy 20 of the company’s next-generation fuel-cell vehicles as part of its Renewable Transport Fuels Test Berth in Canberra...


2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo Review
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2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo Review

Sporting a brand new badge, the limited edition 2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo brings a little more 'cred' to the uniquely styled South Korean sports car...


2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE
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2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

It's the oldest motor show in the world, having first launched as a combined event for cycling, sports, and the exciting new world of automobiles. No surprise, then, that the biennial Paris motor show - "Mondial de l'Automobile" in the French - is also one of the biggest on the international calendar and a focus point for the most extravagant concepts and new-model unveilings...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26

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...


Hyundai Australia waits on HiLux rival, green-lit Santa Cruz pickup unlikely
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Hyundai Australia waits on HiLux rival, green-lit Santa Cruz pickup unlikely

Hyundai Australia has reiterated that the forthcoming production-ready pickup, under development for the US, is not a high priority here. Instead, the Korean brand’s local arm is waiting for the now seemingly inevitable HiLux-rivalling commercial ute due around 2020...


2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander Review
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander Review

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander is getting on, but it still promises a great value proposition. Does it make the grade?


Hyundai Tucson range pricing adjustments, new model added
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Hyundai Tucson range pricing adjustments, new model added

The highly popular Hyundai Tucson range has seen some pricing changes and a new trim level introduced, the company has confirmed. Potential diesel Tucson buyers will undoubtedly be happy to learn that Hyundai Australia has added a new entry-level all-wheel-drive Active model to the range, priced from $35,090 plus on-road costs...


Hyundai and Google in collaboration talks - report
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Hyundai and Google in collaboration talks - report

Hyundai Motor's president, Jeong Jin Haeng, has confirmed that the Korean automaker and Google are currently in collaboration discussions, but refused to elaborate further. In an interview with Bloomberg, which took place after a meeting between the ministry of trade and local car makers, Jeong said that Hyundai and the tech giant had common areas that could result in cooperation...


2017 Hyundai i30 N spied with less camouflage at the front
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2017 Hyundai i30 N spied with less camouflage at the front

The Hyundai i30 N has been spied again near the Nurburgring, but this time around the car is wearing less camouflage, giving us a better look at the front-end design. Although we can't see the details of the grille, the lower section of the front bumper is visible...


Late-night eats in the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo
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Late-night eats in the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo

If you're into your car and you love driving it, you've no doubt found yourself out late at night after a fun drive and in need of a good feed. Well, given I love food almost as much as I love driving, we headed into Melbourne's CBD after dark to show you three of the city's best late-night eateries – perfect places for that post-drive chow-down...


Six features of new cars that make parenting easier
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Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Children and cars can be a stressful combination - and it doesn't seem to matter whether you're heading off on a long-distance trip or ducking out for what should be a quick trip to the shops. Some days, being a parent is challenging and anything that makes your day a little easier is much appreciated...


Destination Drive: Sydney to Port Macquarie via Putty Rd in the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SR
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Destination Drive: Sydney to Port Macquarie via Putty Rd in the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SR

Port Macquarie is one of many destinations along the NSW coast perfect for whale watching, so when the opportunity arose to sneak in a mid-year long weekend, my daughter and I jumped into the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SR and hit the road. What does SR stand for? I don’t think anyone knows, so I’m going to say ‘scenic route’, because this sporty version of the Santa Fe SUV looks like it’s made to go the long way...


2017 Hyundai i30 previewed ahead of September unveiling: video
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2017 Hyundai i30 previewed ahead of September unveiling: video

We've seen it in camouflage, and now the first official images and video of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai i30 have been released, just weeks out from the new model's world premiere. Confirmed for a September 7 unveiling in Korea ahead of a wider debut expected to occur at October's Paris motor show, the new i30 should hit markets around the world in the first half of 2017...


Hyundai Genesis Coupe axed, C-Class competitor confirmed for Australia
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe axed, C-Class competitor confirmed for Australia

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is on its last legs, with the Korean brand planning to retire the left-hook rear-wheel-drive coupe at the end of the 2016 model year. The current Genesis Coupe (read our 2013 review here) was originally introduced as something of a successor to the Tiburon sports coupe of the late 90s and 2000s - though it was never produced in right-hand drive, and thus never made it here...


2016 Hyundai Veloster update: higher entry price, Apple CarPlay headline streamlined range
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2016 Hyundai Veloster update: higher entry price, Apple CarPlay headline streamlined range

Hyundai Australia has released details of the refreshed 2016 Veloster Series II, cutting the line-up from four variants to two, along with adding Apple CarPlay and Google Now voice activation as standard across the range. As part of the update, the entry-level Veloster manual is now over $4000 more expensive than the outgoing base Veloster variant, but $600 cheaper than the previous Veloster +...