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?

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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...


Hyundai Santa Fe SR revealed ahead of early 2015 debut
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Hyundai Santa Fe SR revealed ahead of early 2015 debut

A new sports version of the Hyundai Santa Fe family SUV, the new 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR, is set to be added to the South Korean brand’s local range from early next year. The Santa Fe SR is the fourth SR model to join the brand’s ranks, following on from the Accent SR, i30 SR and Veloster SR Turbo...


BTR Hyundai Genesis Coupe sends at least 600kW to the rear wheels
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BTR Hyundai Genesis Coupe sends at least 600kW to the rear wheels

The Korean giant has confirmed that a Hyundai Genesis Coupe modified by Blood Type Racing (BTR) will be featured by the company at this year's SEMA show. Under the bonnet of the BTR-fettled Genesis Coupe is Hyundai's 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine...


Hyundai WRC driver Chris Atkinson confirms potential move to Global Rallycross
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Hyundai WRC driver Chris Atkinson confirms potential move to Global Rallycross

Australian Hyundai Motorsport driver Chris Atkinson has confirmed he is eyeing off a potential move into the action-packed sideways sport of Global Rallycross. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice, the 34-year-old Hyundai World Rally Championship (WRC) driver says while there are no plans currently in place, the Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) is of definite interest...


Hyundai Genesis AR550 concept heading to SEMA
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Hyundai Genesis AR550 concept heading to SEMA

The Hyundai Genesis AR550 is the second confirmed vehicle that will be featured in the Korean brand's portion of the SEMA show in November. Reworked by ARK Performance, the Genesis AR550 sedan is the tuner's riposte to BMW's M cars and AMG-fettled Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Under the bonnet, a Rotrex supercharger has been affixed to Hyundai's 5...


2015 Hyundai H350 large van revealed : UPDATED with new images
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2015 Hyundai H350 large van revealed : UPDATED with new images

The 2015 Hyundai H350 large van has been uncovered at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany. The new Hyundai van - which will rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Renault Master and Ford Transit, among others - will sit above the iLoad and iMax models in some markets, with a focus on Europe in particular - but it looks unlikely to be sold here in the short term...


Hyundai Veloster-Raptor possible for less than $40,000
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Hyundai Veloster-Raptor possible for less than $40,000

A production version of the hardcore Hyundai Veloster-Raptor concept could be kept to less than $40,000, according to Hyundai Australia public relations general manager Bill Thomas. Thomas revealed there are no plans for the car to enter production immediately, but stated the 195kW/318Nm Hyundai Veloster-Raptor could attract a price tag of less than $40,000 – which would see it sit above the standard 150kW/265Nm Veloster SR Turbo by $7000 - if it were to enter the market...


Hyundai Sonata with 528kW 2.4-litre engine to debut at SEMA
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Hyundai Sonata with 528kW 2.4-litre engine to debut at SEMA

At this year's SEMA show, Hyundai and Bisimoto Engineering will unveil a 528kW version of the new Hyundai Sonata sedan. To get the Sonata's standard 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine up from 138kW to 528kW — a 390kW or 383 per cent increase — Bisimoto fitted the motor with a Turbonetics TNX 82/64 turbo and a Spearco intercooler...


Hyundai i20 WRC experience: Hot laps with Chris Atkinson
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Hyundai i20 WRC experience: Hot laps with Chris Atkinson

With the dust still settling on last weekend's 2014 World Rally Championship (WRC) Rally Australia event in Coffs Harbour, CarAdvice got the chance to jump in the co-driver's seat with Australian Hyundai Shell World Rally Team driver Chris Atkinson for the experience of a lifetime...


Chris Atkinson talks Hyundai, WRC and his future
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Chris Atkinson talks Hyundai, WRC and his future

In December Chris Atkinson was announced as one of four drivers for the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team in 2014, giving him the opportunity to be back behind the wheel of a factory-backed World Rally Championship (WRC) car for the first time since 2008...