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What is the best first car for a new driver?

While CarAdvice specialises in reviews and comparisons of cars in all price brackets, it's often important to consider the perfect first car for somebody new to driving. CarAdvice reader Emily e-mailed us wanting to know what car she should buy as a first car...

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Hyundai i10 and i20 decision due within months
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Hyundai i10 and i20 decision due within months

Whether Australian buyers will be offered the opportunity to buy the latest versions of Hyundai's entry-level models remains unclear, with the brand still unable to confirm if it will sell the new-generation Hyundai i10 and Hyundai i20...


2016 Hyundai Santa Fe spied in Australia
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe spied in Australia

What could be the most revealing spy photos yet of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe have been snapped on the Gold Coast in Queensland. The images - sent in by a CarAdvice reader - give away quite a bit about what to expect from the facelifted Santa Fe seven-seat SUV, including its revised front-end...


Hyundai baby SUV still “a number of years” away
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Hyundai baby SUV still “a number of years” away

The baby SUV market is booming, but it’ll be a “number of years” before Hyundai enters the fastest growing segment in Australia. Sales of small SUVs are up 30.6 per cent so far in 2015, with the likes of the recently introduced Honda HR-V and new Mazda CX-3 both shining strongly in the sub-$40K small SUV segment...


2015 Hyundai i30 Series II Review
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2015 Hyundai i30 Series II Review

The 2015 Hyundai i30 Series II improves the South Korean brand's small hatchback by building on an already impressive package.


Hyundai i30 Turbo ruled out for Australia   
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Hyundai i30 Turbo ruled out for Australia  

There will be no Hyundai i30 Turbo sold in Australia. The newly developed Hyundai i30 Turbo debuted at the 2015 Geneva motor show with a punchy 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine producing 137kW/265Nm and six-speed manual transmission. Such a model would have given Hyundai Australia a more sporting option than the current SR variant, which is powered by a 2...


2015 Hyundai i30 Series II pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai i30 Series II pricing and specifications

The new-look 2015 Hyundai i30 Series II brings a major range restructure that will likely make the South Korean brand’s small hatchback more enticing to new car buyers. The Hyundai i30 line-up now kicks off with the Active base model, while a new Active X variant builds upon that specification with some extra niceties, and is tipped to take the majority of sales - 50 per cent, by Hyundai's estimates...


Hyundai RM15 concept blasts in — UPDATED
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Hyundai RM15 concept blasts in — UPDATED

Hyundai revealed a lightweight, mid-engined and rear-drive two-seater at the Seoul motor show today — a statement about its serious performance intent. Called the Hyundai RM15 (Racing Midship 2015) concept, the Veloster-on-steroids is a followup to last year’s ‘Veloster RM’, a conceptually similar project that served largely as a promotional tool...


Industry minister calls hydrogen "the fuel of the future" while brushing off EVs
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Industry minister calls hydrogen "the fuel of the future" while brushing off EVs

Australia’s industry and science minister has labelled hydrogen “the fuel of the future” and rather remarkably brushed off hybrid and electric vehicles as mere “transitioning technology”...


Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell unveiled and first hydrogen refuelling station officially opened
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Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell unveiled and first hydrogen refuelling station officially opened

Australia’s federal industry and science minister has officially unveiled the country’s first hydrogen-powered car, the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, and opened Australia’s first hydrogen vehicle refuelling station at the South Korean car maker’s Sydney headquarters...


Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle brand
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Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle brand

Holden was Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle make in 2014, according to the latest data released today from Victoria Police and the Crime Statistics Agency. A mantle it has held consecutively since 2010, Holden led the automotive pack of pinched property ahead of Nissan, Toyota, Ford and Honda, with lion-stamped product comprising 15...


Hyundai Tucson 48V Hybrid, diesel plug-in hybrid concepts shown in Geneva
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Hyundai Tucson 48V Hybrid, diesel plug-in hybrid concepts shown in Geneva

Two electrified concepts, the Hyundai Tucson 48V Hybrid and Hyundai Tucson diesel plug-in hybrid, were displayed at the Korean company's 2015 Geneva motor show stand. The Hyundai Tuscon 48V Hybrid concept (above and below) features a mild-hybrid drivetrain consisting of a 100kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission...


Medium Sedan Comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Hyundai Sonata v Subaru Liberty
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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. There are massive upsides for those buyers who are determined to fly in the face of fashion, however...


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...