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Hyundai Veloster N unlikely for Australia

Hyundai Australia says it’s unlikely we'll see the recently-unveiled Veloster N in Aussie showrooms. Unlike the European-sourced i30 N, the new Veloster and Veloster N – unveiled today at the Detroit motor show – are being built in South Korea...

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Hyundai i30 N sparking biggest ever interest for brand
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Hyundai i30 N sparking biggest ever interest for brand

The upcoming Hyundai i30 N hot hatch, which is expected to land in showrooms across Australia in March, has garnered the highest level of interest from the general public than any other Hyundai before it. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Detroit motor show this week, Hyundai Australia’s general manager of public relations, Bill Thomas, confirmed the high level of interest whilst also stating that it will be the best bang-for-your buck car in its class...


How to drive fast in a Subaru WRX STI
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How to drive fast in a Subaru WRX STI

Patience. That’s a concept I don’t explore too often, but being on a racetrack and in the driver’s seat of a Subaru WRX STI with a professional rally driver next to me, patience was very much a virtue I dearly lacked. Many, many years ago I owned a Subaru WRX...


Autonomous driving better suited to hydrogen fuel-cell EVs: Hyundai
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Autonomous driving better suited to hydrogen fuel-cell EVs: Hyundai

Hyundai’s global boss says the power demands of a fully-autonomous vehicle will require a great deal of processing power that today’s pure electric vehicles may find more difficult to provide. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, Hyundai’s global vice chairman, Chung Eui-sun, said his company’s investment in hydrogen technology is with a long-term view that also encompasses the benefits it brings to level four and five autonomous driving...


Hyundai and Toyota co-operation on hydrogen growth more important than rivalry
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Hyundai and Toyota co-operation on hydrogen growth more important than rivalry

Hyundai says it’s close co-operation with Toyota in helping advance the cause of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is of more importance than any rivalry the two brands may have. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, Hyundai’s global vice chairman, Chung Eui-sun, said that while the uptake of hydrogen vehicles remains relatively small compared to pure electric vehicles, the two companies - as well as other manufacturers - must work closely together to build momentum...


Fuel-cell hydrogen EVs are 'the ultimate car': Hyundai Nexo
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Fuel-cell hydrogen EVs are 'the ultimate car': Hyundai Nexo

Hyundai says that hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles have proven to be the ultimate solution to the future of transportation, with pure battery electric vehicles better suited to smaller cars and suburban needs. Hyundai unveiled its latest hydrogen-powered vehicle with the Nexo SUV this week, which has an 800-kilometre range courtesy of three hydrogen tanks that take just five minutes to refill – a significant advantage over pure battery electric vehicles...


Autonomous car designs to be non-aggressive: Hyundai
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Autonomous car designs to be non-aggressive: Hyundai

The head of design for Hyundai says that autonomous and electric vehicles will likely adapt a non-aggressive design philosophy to suit their inherent nature going forward, with only the second-generation of these vehicles likely to deviate from the path...


Hyundai aiming for industry leadership in new technology era
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Hyundai aiming for industry leadership in new technology era

Hyundai says in the midst of a technological revolution taking over the automotive industry, it’s aiming to be the global leader in the fields of autonomous driving and the connected car, not a follower...


Hyundai building serious two-seater sports car
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Hyundai building serious two-seater sports car

Hyundai has confirmed it is working on a two-seater hybrid sports car that will sit at the very top of its expanding performance range. Using the Consumer Electric Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week as a showcase for its future technologies such as fuel cell and autonomous driving, the South Korean brand was quick to point out that while it powers ahead in that direction of future transportation, it is also foraying into the serious sports car world...


Autonomous vehicle tech is the biggest computing problem of its kind: Nvidia
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Autonomous vehicle tech is the biggest computing problem of its kind: Nvidia

The world’s leader in graphics processor unit manufacturing and the supplier of both software and hardware to the automotive industry for autonomous vehicles, says the computing challenge facing the industry is daunting. Speaking to the media at today’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nvidia boss Jensen Huang, said “building a computer for autonomous vehicles is at a level of complexity the world has never known...


Michelin Pilot Sport 4S review
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Michelin Pilot Sport 4S review

Buying new tyres is not a pleasant experience. Not just because you’re about to spend a large sum of money, but because you have to pick a tyre and be happy with it… For a long time. Like, a very long time. So if you screw it up and get something that doesn’t work well on your car, you’re stuck with it for a while...


Peugeot 3008 GT-Line long-term review, report two

Peugeot 3008 GT-Line long-term review, report two

Three months with the 3008 and it still remains our pick of the bunch.


Driving a WRC race car through Sydney
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Driving a WRC race car through Sydney

As far as road-testing and reviewing cars for a living, there are often some very interesting days behind the wheel of supercars on famed racetracks around the world, but then there are some truly unique days. Such as a particular day in November this year, when CarAdvice had the opportunity to get (with a great deal of effort) behind the wheel of a World Rally Championship (WRC) race car for a whole day...


BMW batteries to have 15-year lifecycle
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BMW batteries to have 15-year lifecycle

BMW says its range of electric vehicles will have the same life-expectancy as current internal-combustion vehicles, despite some degradation in battery efficiency. Speaking with CarAdvice in Munich this week, BMW head of battery development, Andreas Raith, said talk of longevity issues is not backed up by field data...


BMW autonomous cars won’t make "life and death" decisions
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BMW autonomous cars won’t make "life and death" decisions

BMW says it will have the technical know-how to develop Level 5 autonomous vehicles by 2021, but won't allow its vehicles to make life-or-death decisions in an accident. Speaking to media at an event in Munich, Dr. Ian Robertson, BMW group board member, said regulation is likely to slow the rollout of full autonomy...