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Five-year warranties should be standard

It’s time we start asking car companies to up their written warranties . There is simply no good reason a Kia Sportage should have a seven-year warranty while a Toyota RAV4 is offered with only three...

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2017 Honda Civic VTi-LX v Hyundai i30 SR Premium comparison
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2017 Honda Civic VTi-LX v Hyundai i30 SR Premium comparison

Two new-generation hatches, hugely important for each brand both in simple number terms and, more importantly, making a strong argument for the attentions of increasingly savvy buyers in the small-car market. One of these cars, the new 2017 Honda Civic, boasts a pedigree nearly 50 years old, with the same name and with a very well-regarded history of solid engineering...


2017 Hyundai i30 SR review
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2017 Hyundai i30 SR review

There's little doubt the small car segment is one of the most hotly contested. But what if you need something sporty, yet not outrageously expensive? The 2017 Hyundai i30 SR might be your solution.


Korean cars are cool now. Deal with it.
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Korean cars are cool now. Deal with it.

The first car I ever drove – and the car I learned to drive in – was a second-generation X2 Hyundai Excel. It was red. It was not faster than anything. At the time, too, Korean cars were about as far from being ‘cool’ as you could imagine. There are some cars people get excited about at the mere mention of their name: think R8, M3, Diablo, F1, etc...


Hyundai i30 Fastback revealed, N model likely for Oz - UPDATE
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Hyundai i30 Fastback revealed, N model likely for Oz - UPDATE

Not that it could have upstaged the new i30 N - yet - but the 2018 Hyundai i30 Fastback has been unveiled at the same event in Germany tonight. Spied testing in recent months with a heavy layer of camouflage, the Fastback's profile was nonetheless clear. Now, for the first time, we see the new i30 offshoot's tapered design in full...


Hyundai i30 N revealed: Korea's GTI fighter goes official
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Hyundai i30 N revealed: Korea's GTI fighter goes official

The hotly anticipated 2018 Hyundai i30 N has officially been revealed this week ahead of its Australian launch, due this coming November. As previously forecast, the Korean hot hatch will be available in two versions: the regular N and a more focused Performance Package variant. Both models are powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine...


$30k Family Car mega test
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$30k Family Car mega test

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


2017 Hyundai i30 Active review
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2017 Hyundai i30 Active review

The entry-level Hyundai i30 Active offers a sharp value proposition. This car should finally erase memories of the company's past "cheap and cheerful" image.


Hyundai i20 N could be in the pipeline - report
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Hyundai i20 N could be in the pipeline - report

While we've heard plenty about the upcoming Hyundai i30 N, a new report out of the UK suggests the company is considering a high-performance version of the smaller i20 light hatch, which could debut around 2019. Speaking with Auto Express, Hyundai N's boss, Albert Biermann, said the firm is actively looking at other performance vehicles smaller than the i30...


The Shortlist: Quiet SUV for a couple in their sixties
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The Shortlist: Quiet SUV for a couple in their sixties

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly
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The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: Which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


2017 Hyundai i30 range review
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2017 Hyundai i30 range review

The Hyundai i30 small hatchback is one of Australia's highest-selling vehicles, making the brand-new third-generation version launched in April a highly significant car. Put mildly, this rival to the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3 – chief among a plethora of small car offerings in the market – is a prime candidate for a full range review...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017

  Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Hyundai Accent Sport: New standalone variant arrives from $15,490
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2017 Hyundai Accent Sport: New standalone variant arrives from $15,490

The Hyundai Accent has been updated this week, becoming a single variant range with the introduction of the Accent Sport - which starts from $15,490 before on-road costs...


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe spied at the Nurburgring
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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe has been spied this week doing rounds at the famed Nurburgring circuit. Like the prototype spied in April, the Santa Fe we see in these latest images is heavily camouflaged, though some design details show through the black cladding and flat body panels...


Hyundai Santa Fe, i45 recalled for engine fix
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Hyundai Santa Fe, i45 recalled for engine fix

Hyundai has issued a recall for 9678 examples of its 'YF' i45 sedan and 'DM' Santa Fe SUVs fitted with the 2.4 GDi petrol engine over concerns vehicles could experience engine failure when in use. The Korean manufacturer reports a production fault may have seen debris contamination during the assembly of engine units...


Hyundai i30 debuts new Auto Link app
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Hyundai i30 debuts new Auto Link app

The recently-launched 2017 Hyundai i30 range has become the launch pad for the company's latest smartphone app, dubbed Hyundai Auto Link, which aims to help owners become smarter drivers. Hyundai Australia is the first arm of the Korean manufacturer to launch the Auto Link platform...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Hyundai planning two more SUVs by 2020
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Hyundai planning two more SUVs by 2020

Korean manufacturer Hyundai plans to continue the growth of its SUV line-up during the remainder of the decade, confirming plans to introduce sub-compact and upper-large SUVs. Speaking with media at the international launch of the the Kona in Seoul, South Korea, a panel of the company’s executives confirmed there are plans to introduce an A-segment (sub-compact) crossover to sit below the just-revealed Kona, along with an E-segment (upper large) to sit above the Santa Fe...


2018 Hyundai Kona review: Quick drive
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2018 Hyundai Kona review: Quick drive

James Wong takes the all-new 2018 Hyundai Kona for a quick spin at the company's R&D facility in Namyang, South Korea, ahead of its Australian launch.