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Medium Sedan Comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Hyundai Sonata v Subaru Liberty

Medium cars are struggling in the face of an SUV uprising. Quite literally, the raising-up of body height and seating position has allowed the sport utility vehicle to act both like a magician entrancing customers, and a grim reaper destroying traditional sedan and wagons...

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Hyundai Genesis Coupe replacement spotted undergoing testing
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe replacement spotted undergoing testing

Hidden under the body shell of the current-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe in these spy images reportedly sits a new, longer, lighter platform that could bring V8 petrol power and all-wheel-drive propulsion to the South Korean brand's performance coupe. The Genesis Coupe was spotted during winter testing in Sweden, and according to our spies, the vehicle may be fitted with Hyundai's HTRAC all-wheel-drive system for the first time...


2015 Hyundai Tucson range could expand to include N performance model, seven-seater
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2015 Hyundai Tucson range could expand to include N performance model, seven-seater

The all-new 2015 Hyundai Tucson may have only just been revealed, but the brand is hard at work on expanding the range to encompass more model derivatives, including an N Performance model. The new-generation Hyundai Tucson - which will replace the successful Hyundai ix35 in the third quarter of this year in Australia - retains the existing five-seat setup of the current car, with a new range of petrol and diesel engines on offer...


Hyundai confident Sonata and i40 can co-exist
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Hyundai confident Sonata and i40 can co-exist

The new Hyundai Sonata sedan launching this week will be sold concurrently with the existing i40, but the company is confident the pair can succeed side-by-side despite continued contraction in the mid-sized vehicle market. Hyundai offers two models in other segments in the form of the Accent/i20 and Elantra/i30, but this strategy better mirrors Honda's approach with the Accord and now-axed Accord Euro...


Suzuki Celerio gets four-star ANCAP rating amid braking issue
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Suzuki Celerio gets four-star ANCAP rating amid braking issue

The Australian-market Suzuki Celerio has managed to outperform its European counterpart with a four-star ANCAP safety result announced overnight. The news comes just hours after Suzuki Australia confirmed it had delayed the launch of its new micro car due to a brake issue detected overseas. The four-seat Celerio replaces the Alto in the Japanese car maker's line-up...


Next Hyundai Tucson sketched out, ix35 name ditched
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Next Hyundai Tucson sketched out, ix35 name ditched

The Korean company has sketched out the look of its new small SUV, which, it seems, will again be badged as the Hyundai Tucson across the world. According to Hyundai, the next-generation car will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show, which takes place at the beginning of March...


2014 Hyundai ix35 Active: Week with Review
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2014 Hyundai ix35 Active: Week with Review

Another wedding takes Dave back over to WA where, this time, he racks up the miles in the Hyundai ix35...


2015 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata mid-sized sedan has returned to Australian shores with a starting price of $29,990 plus on-road costs and rivals such as the Mazda 6 and new Subaru Liberty firmly in its proverbial crosshairs...


2015 Hyundai Veloster : Sporting upgrades and styling tweaks for updated model
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2015 Hyundai Veloster : Sporting upgrades and styling tweaks for updated model

The 2015 Hyundai Veloster has launched in its home market with subtly revised styling inside and out and a number of mechanical and sporting enhancements. Information published on the Hyundai’s South Korean website indicates it’s the Veloster SR Turbo that benefits most from the mid-cycle update, which is due to reach Australia during the second quarter of this year...


Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid unveiled, capable of 35km in EV mode
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Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid unveiled, capable of 35km in EV mode

Hyundai's first plug-in hybrid, the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, has made its global debut at the 2015 Detroit motor show. Both externally and under the skin, the new Sonata Plug-in Hybrid shares a lot with the recently revealed Sonata Hybrid...


2015 Santa Fe Elite: Week with Review
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2015 Santa Fe Elite: Week with Review

The Hyundai Santa Fe Elite offers an attractive package for those in the market for a seven-seat SUV.


2015 Hyundai New Cars
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2015 Hyundai New Cars

Hyundai Australia has had a boom 2014 in terms of sales, a year in which it has taken carryover full-importer champion Mazda down to the wire.  The Korean company has a pretty sizeable sequence of new and upgraded models arriving in 2015 that it no doubt hopes will maintain the momentum. Hyundai Sonata - February February will see the return of the Sonata to Australia’s shrinking medium-car market...


Hyundai appoints former BMW M engineer to head up sports car development
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Hyundai appoints former BMW M engineer to head up sports car development

Hyundai Motor Group has appointed a leading engineer from Europe's BMW M division to head up the testing and development of its future high-performance vehicles. Former BMW M engineering vice president and 30-year veteran of the German luxury brand, Albert Biermann, has been named Hyundai Motor Group’s head of vehicle test and high performance development...


2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid unveiled
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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 2.0-litre four-cylinder ‘Nu’ petrol engine, which produces 115kW of power and 189Nm of torque in this application...


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...