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2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid unveiled

The all-new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been unveiled in Seoul sporting a unique exterior design and an overhauled petrol-electric powertrain. The Sonata Hybrid upgrades to a direct-injection version of the South Korean car maker’s 2...

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2015 Hyundai i30 facelift gains dual-clutch transmission, 137kW Turbo variant
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2015 Hyundai i30 facelift gains dual-clutch transmission, 137kW Turbo variant

The facelifted Hyundai i30 hatch now sports a front-end design in tune with the rest of the Hyundai range, as well as a new dual-clutch transmission and direct-injection Turbo model. Visually the updated i30 range is clearly marked out by its new hexagonal grille. More subtle changes include tweaked head- and tail-light graphics, as well as new designs for the 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels...


Hyundai i20 Coupe unveiled
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Hyundai i20 Coupe unveiled

A three-door version of the second-generation i20 hatch, dubbed the Hyundai i20 Coupe, has been revealed. The i20 Coupe goes a small way to justifying its name via a lower roof line, and more aggressively raked A- and C-pillars compared with the five-door i20. Standing 1449mm tall, the new i20 three-door is 25mm shorter than the second-generation five-door i20...


2015 Hyundai i40 facelift revealed with dual-clutch transmission
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2015 Hyundai i40 facelift revealed with dual-clutch transmission

Hyundai has revealed the look, as well as some of the specifics, of the facelifted Hyundai i40 sedan and wagon that are set to reach Australia during the first half of 2015. Visually the revised i40 features a new front bumper assembly incorporating a prominent hexagonal grille and, for high-spec models, freshly minted LED foglights...


Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle arrives in Australia to pioneer hydrogen technology
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Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle arrives in Australia to pioneer hydrogen technology

Hyundai has taken a pioneering step towards introducing hydrogen technology to Australia’s automotive landscape, importing the first fuel cell electric vehicle to be permanently based on our shores. The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell has just landed in Australia and is the first part of the South Korean company’s plan to operate a test fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles in the country...


BMW 5 Series v Hyundai Genesis : Comparison review
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BMW 5 Series v Hyundai Genesis : Comparison review

Some might argue this is a pointless test. They’d say there’s not a chance in a fiery underworld that luxury car buyers entranced by the German badges could be swayed by one wearing the Hyundai ‘H’. Yet if it were accepted that unexpected upstarts couldn’t challenge the Germans, then everyone might have ignored a car that in 1989 spooked Audi, BMW and Mercedes with its remarkable build quality and regal levels of refinement...


Supercars 2017: Who's in, who's out, and who's a chance?
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Supercars 2017: Who's in, who's out, and who's a chance?

The confirmation that the V8 Supercars racing series will be overhauled for the 2017 season to allow vehicles of various body styles and those powered by turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines to compete with traditional V8 sedans has opened the door to a host of new brands...


Hyundai overtakes Mazda as top importer, both play it down
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Hyundai overtakes Mazda as top importer, both play it down

Mazda Australia says it is not overly concerned that fast-growing rival Hyundai has overtaken it and leapt into third place on the Australian sales charts with one month remaining in 2014. The development for industry followers is an interesting one, given the result of the battle royale between the Japanese and Korean brands not only determines which finishes in third place on the sales charts overall, but also which takes the title as Australia’s top full-line vehicle importer...


New-generation Hyundai i20 in doubt for Australia
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New-generation Hyundai i20 in doubt for Australia

The current Hyundai i20 is Australia’s top-selling light car this year, but there is a genuine chance that its recently revealed successor model will not make it here. A change in global production appears to have placed the Korean brand’s local arm into a bit of a pickle...


2014 Hyundai i30 SR Review
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2014 Hyundai i30 SR Review

In a segment where competition is rife, car companies like Hyundai are continuously forced to innovate and excel. Does the i30 still have what it takes to compete?


Hyundai nets second spot with market-defying October sales
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Hyundai nets second spot with market-defying October sales

Hyundai Australia this week posted its highest November sales tally to date and its remarkable 29th consecutive month of year-on-year sales growth, while edging closer to overtaking current annual number one full-line importer Mazda.  The Korean car-maker managed a total of 8401 units for the month, eclipsing last year’s figure of 8130 by 3...


Hyundai Genesis : Korea’s E-Class rival launches from $60,000
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Hyundai Genesis : Korea’s E-Class rival launches from $60,000

The Hyundai Genesis has arrived in Australia as the South Korean car maker’s most ambitious and most expensive model yet. Hyundai’s new luxury sedan is setting out to challenge the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class with a car that’s not only bigger but features a $60,000 plus on-road costs starting price more like an entry-level luxury sedan...


Hyundai Genesis an image-maker not a loss-maker, says brand
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Hyundai Genesis an image-maker not a loss-maker, says brand

Hyundai Australia says its new Genesis luxury sedan will serve as a technological flagship to lift the image of the brand locally, though it has denied the model won’t be profitable. The Genesis has gone on sale in Australia for the first time, after the first-generation model was built in left-hand-drive only...


Hyundai sets up public comparison test with 5 Series and E-Class
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Hyundai sets up public comparison test with 5 Series and E-Class

Hyundai Australia is backing the credentials of its new Genesis luxury car by setting up public comparison tests involving rival German cars, the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The South Korean car maker has set up the back-to-back trials in Sydney and Melbourne as part of the November launch for its new large luxury sedan...


Hyundai Genesis Review
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Hyundai Genesis Review

There’s only a single H logo on the whole car, but that’s enough to confirm the brand behind the Hyundai Genesis is feeling sufficiently bold about its new flagship model. Forget a Lexus-like spin-off brand; Hyundai is playing the range-halo card with the Genesis that it describes as its most advanced and most luxurious car yet...


2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid confirmed, with more hybrids on the way
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2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid confirmed, with more hybrids on the way

The new-generation Hyundai Sonata will be made as a hybrid model in 2015, the Korean brand has confirmed at its Annual Powertrain Conference held in Namyang. Hyundai has previously announced only three powertrains for the all-new Sonata that is expected in Australia next year – a 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre four-cylinder and 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder...


2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Highlander
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Highlander

The recently updated 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is now slightly dearer in top-spec Highlander guise, but it now gets even more equipment than the already generously specified model it replaces.   The $53,240 Highlander is $1250 more than the 2014 version, and adds new items such as an automated reverse parallel parking system and front parking sensors, along with a lane departure warning system...


Hyundai Genesis Steel Phoenix : 447kW twin-turbo V8 sedan headed for SEMA
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Hyundai Genesis Steel Phoenix : 447kW twin-turbo V8 sedan headed for SEMA

A twin-turbo V8 Hyundai Genesis with 447kW will seek to push the limits of aftermarket modification when it is unveiled at next month’s SEMA show. The result of collaboration between Hyundai and Chicago’s Toca Marketing Group, the Toca Signature Edition Hyundai Genesis Steel Phoenix features 69 modifications across its exterior, interior, and engine and chassis...


2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR Review
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR Review

The Hyundai Santa Fe SR aims to be a sporty seven-seat family SUV. Contradiction in terms? Matt Campbell finds out.


Hyundai Australia says $50K is no longer a barrier for buyers
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Hyundai Australia says $50K is no longer a barrier for buyers

Hyundai Australia claims buyers are no longer concerned about spending more than $50,000 on their cars. The company's local chief operating officer John Elsworth said at the launch of the updated 2015 Santa Fe that the sales figures show that customers are no longer pensive about purchasing a Hyundai vehicle with a price tag starting above $50,000, and the company claims that is good news ahead of the Genesis luxury sedan launching in November...