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Looking for a new car on a small budget? Here are eight of the cheapest new cars available Australia-wide, right now. As you would expect, they are all micro or light cars and, unless otherwise stated, the price excludes on-road costs like registration, stamp duty and CTP...

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2017 Hyundai Elantra SR unveiled in South Korea
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2017 Hyundai Elantra SR unveiled in South Korea

Overnight, the Hyundai Avante Sport was launched in South Korea. The heated up sedan will serve as the basis of the Hyundai Elantra SR, which will go on sale locally from August or September 2016. Under the bonnet, the Avante Sport, which will be known as the Elantra Sport in other markets, has a 1...


2017 Hyundai Elantra SR spied without disguise
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2017 Hyundai Elantra SR spied without disguise

The recently confirmed Hyundai Elantra SR sports sedan has surfaced in its home country of South Korea this week, ahead of its coming Australian debut. CarAdvice reported on Hyundai Australia’s plans for the newest addition to its pioneering SR range in February, when the company confirmed that buyers can look forward to what will essentially be a Veloster SR Turbo in sedan form...


What makes a luxury car?
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What makes a luxury car?

What exactly is 'luxury' and what exactly makes a luxury car? These are some of the hardest questions in the automotive world to answer. Is it all about the brand? The technology? Features? Price? Heritage? It’s nearly impossible to define where a mainstream car becomes luxury or vice versa...


2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X Review: Long-term report two
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2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X Review: Long-term report two

A few months into our time with our 2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X long-termer, both positives and negatives are making themselves ever more apparent...


2010 Hyundai ix35 recalled for automatic transmission hose issue
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2010 Hyundai ix35 recalled for automatic transmission hose issue

Hyundai has issued a recall for 1100 of its ix35 SUVs over fears an automatic transmission oil cooler hose may not have been manufactured to the correct specifications. According to the South Korean car maker, prolonged use can lead to fluid leakage which may cause a mechanical failure of the transmission...


Hyundai details connected-car plans
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Hyundai details connected-car plans

Korean car maker Hyundai has unveiled its plans for the development of new ‘connected car’ technologies, paving the way for new in-car connectivity and car-to-car communications systems. The Hyundai Motor Group, which includes the Hyundai and Kia brands, will collaborate with IT and networking companies to develop its “hyper-connected and intelligent car” concepts, promising to bring new value and efficiency to drivers...


Hyundai files patent for sliding gullwing door
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Hyundai files patent for sliding gullwing door

Hyundai has filed a patent application for what looks like the lovechild of a Volkswagen Camper van and Tesla’s new Model X SUV, showcasing a design that offers full access to the second and third row of seating, while also giving access to the boot from the same opening...


Evolutionary design changes 'dangerous', says Hyundai and Kia's Peter Schreyer
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Evolutionary design changes 'dangerous', says Hyundai and Kia's Peter Schreyer

The head of design for Kia and Hyundai says that the big changes to the look of each brand's cars from one generation to the next are a necessity for both, and that continuing a slow evolutionary design path like some other automotive manufacturers would be dangerous...


2016 Hyundai Elantra Elite Review
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2016 Hyundai Elantra Elite Review

The all-new Hyundai Elantra pushes the small sedan segment forward in a number of ways.


Hyundai Ioniq PHEV will go unchallenged in Australia with Prius Prime a no-show
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Hyundai Ioniq PHEV will go unchallenged in Australia with Prius Prime a no-show

Toyota and Hyundai have become direct rivals in the plug-in hybrid market, with today's New York motor show introduction of the Toyota Prius Prime and Hyundai Ioniq. Both companies hope to secure a larger share of the growing global segment, but what sets the two apart? Like the Toyota Prius, the Hyundai Ioniq is available in both standard hybrid and plug-in hybrid - as well as full-electric, which puts it one-up on the Prius...


Genesis Supercar a possibility, but not for now: Schreyer
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Genesis Supercar a possibility, but not for now: Schreyer

The newly formed Genesis luxury brand has the potential for a supercar in its product line-up as it seeks to take on the established might of its German and Japanese rivals. All high-end luxury brands have created supercars to act as a halo, a top-tier product that showcases their technological and performance know-how, one that is out of reach but aspirational enough so that it helps create an additional layer of desire for the brand’s lesser models...


Hyundai N performance models may not all be available to Australia
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Hyundai N performance models may not all be available to Australia

The upcoming Hyundai N performance models may not necessarily all be manufactured in right-hand drive, the car maker has confirmed. Promising news, however, is that the company's Australian arm will take what becomes available as soon as possible for both the Hyundai and Genesis range...


2016 Hyundai iLoad Review
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2016 Hyundai iLoad Review

The 2016 Hyundai iLoad sees some additional equipment, but does it stack up for business buyers?


Hyundai Elantra v Mazda 3: Small Sedan Comparison
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Hyundai Elantra v Mazda 3: Small Sedan Comparison

There have been some big rivalries in the world of cars over the years, but the Hyundai Elantra versus Mazda 3 battle is probably one that hasn’t stood out to most people. This is not a thrilling pairing...


2016 Hyundai i40 Tourer Diesel Review
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2016 Hyundai i40 Tourer Diesel Review

The Hyundai i40 Tourer diesel is an attractive option for those who eschew SUVs.


Van comparison: Hyundai iLoad v Renault Trafic v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison: Hyundai iLoad v Renault Trafic v Volkswagen Transporter

Commercial vans are increasingly proving an important part of the Australian automotive landscape. Vans of all sizes – small, medium and large – saw sales increases in 2015, and it’s that middle segment that takes up the majority of sales. There’s a clear sales leader and, surprise, surprise – it’s a Toyota...


Hyundai i30 recall: more than 37,000 Australian examples affected over possible ESC fault
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Hyundai i30 recall: more than 37,000 Australian examples affected over possible ESC fault

Hyundai Australia has announced a precautionary recall of 37,334 previous-generation i30 models over a potential electronic stability control (ESC) fault. In essence, the potentially life-saving system fitted to these vehicles may not work, due to a problem at the time of assembly. ESC stabilises a vehicle if it steps out and escapes the control of the driver...


2017 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid and Electric unveiled
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2017 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid and Electric unveiled

Details and exterior images of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in have been revealed ahead of their debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show. The Ioniq Electric is powered by an electric motor with 88kW of power and 295Nm of torque. The motor drives the front wheels via single-speed transmission...


2016 Hyundai Elantra Review
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2016 Hyundai Elantra Review

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is an appreciable step up on its predecessor, and is one of the best small sedans on sale today.