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The Shortlist: Manual diesel AWD SUV with a full-size spare and sat-nav, under $45,000

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But..

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2018 Hyundai i30 N review: The prototype drive
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2018 Hyundai i30 N review: The prototype drive

Development of the 2018 Hyundai i30 N isn't just a tremendous effort, it's bloody brilliant.


2018 Hyundai i30 N spied nearing production
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2018 Hyundai i30 N spied nearing production

The new Hyundai i30 N hot hatch been spied alongside a BMW 8 Series prototype at a petrol station in Germany. This time around, as the car nears production, the prototype has headed out into the open without the front and rear coverings that adorned earlier evaluation vehicles...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

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...


2018 Hyundai Kona: Tourist snaps undisguised car during video shoot
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2018 Hyundai Kona: Tourist snaps undisguised car during video shoot

A completely undisguised example of the Hyundai Kona has been spied this week, caught during a promotional video shoot. The photos you see here were snapped by Patrick Kramer to AutoWeek.nl. Kramer took these pictures during a recent trip to Lisbon, Portugal, where serendipitously the Kona was out and about doing a promotional video shoot...


Hyundai, Kia reject findings of Korean recall hearing - UPDATE
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Hyundai, Kia reject findings of Korean recall hearing - UPDATE

The Hyundai Motor Group, representing the Hyundai and Kia brands, is understood to have rejected the findings of a hearing into the need for a recall of some 200,000 vehicles. In most cases, a recall will be carried out voluntarily, and often proactively, to avoid damaging customer relations and poor publicity for the brand...


Hyundai Australia nearing new model onslaught
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Hyundai Australia nearing new model onslaught

Hyundai Australia’s management has no excuse to be caught slacking off this year, with a full calendar of new and updated model launches on the horizon. After a relatively quiet period of consolidation, the Korean company — a comfortable number three in sales here after Toyota and Mazda — will launch an all-out market attack in 2017...


Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, PHEV and EV expected by early 2018
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Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, PHEV and EV expected by early 2018

Hyundai Australia (HMCA) wants the new Ioniq range to storm our fledgling electrified vehicle market, eventually comprising a portfolio of regular petrol hybrid, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and fully electric (EV) derivatives by early 2018...


Hyundai i30 N fastback coming to Australia with 205kW punch
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Hyundai i30 N fastback coming to Australia with 205kW punch

The 205kW Hyundai i30 hot hatch - to arrive in Australia from about November - will eventually be joined by a sleeker five-door fastback version in Australia. The sportier body style, which vaguely echoes the Audi A5 Sportback, will give Hyundai a point of difference in the affordable hot hatch stakes when it arrives, probably some time in 2018...


Hyundai's HiLux rival coming... eventually
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Hyundai's HiLux rival coming... eventually

Hyundai Australia is keeping its eye on development of the prized Toyota HiLux- and Ford Ranger-rivalling ute range that its Korean parent is finally committed to developing. Hyundai is the third most popular brand by sales in Australia, but has little chance of catching Mazda or Toyota without a proper ute to complement its hugely popular iLoad van — considering around one-in-six new vehicles sold here are pickups...


CarAdvice podcast 51: We interview Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery
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CarAdvice podcast 51: We interview Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery

James Ward and Mike Costello join Mandy Turner this week. Hear the latest car news, including 2017 pricing and specs of the Nissan X-Trail, Kia Picanto S, Volkswagen Golf 7.5 and Isuzu MU-X. Also, Mazda declared Australia’s most reputable car company, Kia Australia aims to get the Stinger sound right, and Mike covers April new car sales...


Deals on wheels for May 5
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Deals on wheels for May 5

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Haggle hard, and happy shopping. If you spot any deals, let us know in the comments...


2017 Hyundai i30 SR and SR Premium review
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2017 Hyundai i30 SR and SR Premium review

The 2017 Hyundai i30 SR range brings a 150kW turbo engine, IRS and impressive local suspension tuning to the table at an entry point of $26k plus on-roads. The Mazda 3 SP25 has some stiff competition here...


2017 Hyundai i30 Active, Elite and Premium review
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2017 Hyundai i30 Active, Elite and Premium review

The 2017 Hyundai i30 is a more appealing entry level small car than the Mazda 3 or Toyota Corolla, but can the higher grades step up to the plate as well? Here are our first impressions on Australian roads.


Mazda declared Australia's most reputable car company, Toyota and Hyundai follow
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Mazda declared Australia's most reputable car company, Toyota and Hyundai follow

An annual survey of company reputation and consumer appeal has found Mazda to be Australia's "most reputable" automotive company, followed by Toyota and Hyundai. This year's Australian Corporate Reputation Index, published by market research firm AMR, saw Mazda land in second - up from fifth in 2016 - to trail Air New Zealand, which climbed even further from sixth...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

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...


2018 Hyundai Kona SUV teased - UPDATE
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2018 Hyundai Kona SUV teased - UPDATE

Another new teaser for the Hyundai Kona has been handed down today, revealing a new full-frontal angle of the upcoming compact SUV. This latest shot shows more of the Kona's stacked headlight design, which follows in the footsteps of recent models like the Jeep Cherokee and a number of new Citroen models...


Modified Hyundai Santa Fe becomes first car to cross Antarctica
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Modified Hyundai Santa Fe becomes first car to cross Antarctica

A modified Hyundai Santa Fe has become the first passenger car to drive across Antarctica and back again, making a trip from Union Camp to McMurdo and back to Union Camp, as well as the first wheeled passenger vehicle to drive across the Ross Ice Shelf...


2018 Hyundai ix35: New China-only SUV unveiled in Shanghai
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2018 Hyundai ix35: New China-only SUV unveiled in Shanghai

The Hyundai ix35 name lives on, but only in China, with a new model unveiled overnight at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. The new China-only ix35 is 4435mm long, 1850mm wide, 1670mm tall, and rides on the same 2640mm wheelbase as the ix35 once sold in Australia. That makes it significantly bigger than the 4270mm long Hyundai ix25, also known as the Creta in India...


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active diesel review
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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active diesel review

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Series II is far from the newest offering, but presents a stronger value proposition in Active diesel guise than ever. There's a reason it still sells so well...