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2016 Hyundai i30 Active Review

Australia's most popular vehicle, the Hyundai i30, is a spacious small car that offers an above average warranty and an impressive list of standard features.

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2017 Hyundai i30 spied in new detail, inside and out
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2017 Hyundai i30 spied in new detail, inside and out

The all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 has been spied in a new state of undress this week, offering a clearer look at its outside and the best look yet at its cabin. These new shots reveal the upcoming 2017 i30 with a dramatically reduced covering, swapping most of its heavy camouflage panels for a light vinyl wrap...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more

Welcome to episode 13 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, it's Paul Maric and Mandy Turner discussing the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market. As always, expect shenanigans...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

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...


2017 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications: Better rubber, more kit, higher prices
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2017 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications: Better rubber, more kit, higher prices

Australian pricing and details for the newly updated 2017 Hyundai Sonata have been released today, with the new range in showrooms right now. Although too early in the Sonata's lifetime for a styling update, Hyundai's mid-sizer picks up a number of enhancements for the new model year, including improved tech and a higher grade of rubber at each corner...


Hyundai i30 N crackles and growls in new sound bite
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Hyundai i30 N crackles and growls in new sound bite

If there's not too much audio fakery in this short new video - and you just know there'll be a little - the Hyundai i30 N hot hatch is going to deliver some serious aural delight when it launches in the year ahead...


Emily Duggan wins Hyundai endurance race
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Emily Duggan wins Hyundai endurance race

Up and coming Australian racing personality – and friend of CarAdvice – Emily Duggan, has won the weekend’s Series X3 New South Wales endurance race event at Wakefield Park. After recording the fastest-ever lap time for a Hyundai Excel X3 race car around the 2...


2017 Hyundai Accent possibly spied in China
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2017 Hyundai Accent possibly spied in China

Images of what might be the next-generation Hyundai Accent surfaced online overnight. These photos were sent to and published by Autohome.com.cn, and show a production ready version of the new Hyundai Verna sedan, as the Accent is badged in China. The new Verna/Accent features more mature styling than the model currently in showrooms...


Hyundai Ioniq to take on Toyota for Uber partnership in Europe
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Hyundai Ioniq to take on Toyota for Uber partnership in Europe

Hyundai is looking to entice Uber drivers to its Ioniq electric vehicle (EV) in an effort to take over Toyota’s hold on the ride-sharing service. In May, Toyota announced a partnership with the ride-sharing monolith, establishing a special fleet program to sell Toyota and Lexus vehicles to Uber drivers...


2016 Hyundai i30 SR Review
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2016 Hyundai i30 SR Review

The new 2016 Hyundai i30 SR doesn't just get a facelift, it also gets extra standard features that aim to make a good thing even better...


2017 Hyundai i30 N spied in production body
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2017 Hyundai i30 N spied in production body

The Hyundai i30 N hot hatch has been spied for the first time in its production body, whereas previous prototypes have used the current car's body shell. Compared to the bread-and-butter variants of the next-generation Hyundai i30 that were spied in June, the i30 N has a new front bumper with larger air intakes, a prominent front splitter, and horizontally arrayed LED driving lights...


Hyundai ute plan finally making progress
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Hyundai ute plan finally making progress

Hyundai Australia (HMCA) has made some progress convincing its global parent to produce a proper Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger workhorse ute rival, though nothing will launch before 2020. HMCA chief operating officer Scott Grant told us this week that messages out of Korea have recently become a little different when the topic of a light commercial ute/pickup is broached...


Hyundai i30 not expected to retain sales crown
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Hyundai i30 not expected to retain sales crown

Hyundai Australia (HMCA) expects its top-selling i30 — currently the number-one selling vehicle in the country — to be overtaken by year’s end as stocks thin out ahead of the launch of a new model. As we have reported, the Hyundai i30 has been the nation’s favourite vehicle nationwide four months in succession, and recently overtook the Toyota HiLux as the top-selling vehicle in the country year-to-date (YTD)...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8

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...


Volkswagen suggests Australia-specific suspension not necessary for its cars
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Volkswagen suggests Australia-specific suspension not necessary for its cars

Volkswagen Australia confidently claims its cars do not typically require specific, localised suspension calibration to perfect the ride and handling for local roads. Touting its Australian-based global development work on advanced next-generation safety systems this week, the company’s local arm couldn't help also suggesting that its (generally European-oriented) ride and handling tunes were ideal for our road network already...


Hyundai Tucson recalled over bonnet latch
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Hyundai Tucson recalled over bonnet latch

Update - A spokesperson from Hyundai Australia clarified that the fault only occurs if the bonnet has been left unlatched but still closed, see article for details. Hyundai has issued a recall for 17,134 of its current-generation ‘TL’ and ‘TLe’ Tucson SUVs over concerns the vehicle's bonnet could open while the vehicle is in motion...


Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay to Accent, iMax and iLoad
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Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay to Accent, iMax and iLoad

Hyundai Australia has expanded its growing rollout of Apple CarPlay connectivity, this time upgrading variants in the Accent, iMax and iLoad ranges. Essentially gracing the vehicle’s infotainment system with the familiar look and feel of an iPhone or iPad, Apple’s CarPlay software offers access to Apple Maps navigation and Siri voice command - such as hands-free phone calls, messaging and dictation - along with music, calendar and apps like Spotify...


2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo: new special on sale in Australia
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2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo: new special on sale in Australia

The limited-edition 2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo is now on sale in Australia, packing $3000 worth of additional equipment over the Veloster Turbo+ on which it's based. The new special edition revives the ‘Street’ name that was worn by a special-edition model in 2013, however that version was based on the standard Veloster - not the Veloster Turbo...


2017 Hyundai i30 spied
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2017 Hyundai i30 spied

The next-generation Hyundai i30 five-door hatchback has been spied undergoing testing in the European Alps. First spotted in August 2015, prototypes of the new i30 were last spied in February in Australia during hot weather testing. From what we can deduce through the car's protective cladding and camouflage, the new hatch seems to have a flatter, more formal side profile...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10

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...