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...

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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...


Hyundai overtakes Mazda as top importer, both play it down
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Hyundai overtakes Mazda as top importer, both play it down

Mazda Australia says it is not overly concerned that fast-growing rival Hyundai has overtaken it and leapt into third place on the Australian sales charts with one month remaining in 2014. The development for industry followers is an interesting one, given the result of the battle royale between the Japanese and Korean brands not only determines which finishes in third place on the sales charts overall, but also which takes the title as Australia’s top full-line vehicle importer...


New-generation Hyundai i20 in doubt for Australia
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New-generation Hyundai i20 in doubt for Australia

The current Hyundai i20 is Australia’s top-selling light car this year, but there is a genuine chance that its recently revealed successor model will not make it here. A change in global production appears to have placed the Korean brand’s local arm into a bit of a pickle...


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?


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...