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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R)...

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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...


Good Design Awards: Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai nab titles
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Good Design Awards: Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai nab titles

The Lexus LC500, Volvo XC40, and Hyundai Kona have won prizes in the Automotive and Transport category of the Good Design Awards. Sitting atop the tree in exterior design was the LC500, which won the first-ever Best Exterior Design Award for Automotive and Transport, after being described as a "stunning vehicle in every regard" by the judging panel...


Hyundai Kona N under development, yet to be approved - UPDATE
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Hyundai Kona N under development, yet to be approved - UPDATE

Albert Biermann, head of Hyundai's N performance sub-brand, has confirmed his engineers are working on a Hyundai Kona N prototype. Bierman informed AutoExpress, “I’ve told them to build the car and we’ll see what happens with getting it approved". The former BMW engineer noted the Kona N will have the same front-wheel drive drivetrain as the i30 N hot hatch, including its 2...


2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 1: Track
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 1: Track

We pit five of the best turbo hot hatches - and one wildcard sedan - against one another to find out which is the fastest and most fun small rocketship for under $60k. In this video we test outright performance and lap times...


2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test, Part 1: Track
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test, Part 1: Track

It's time. With some new entries in the Australian scene, it's time to pull together some of the most compelling hot hatches to see which is most deserving.  ...


2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test

Is there a more vibrant and diverse segment on the market right now than that labelled 'hot hatch'? In fact, is it technically a segment at all, but rather a broad net cast wide enough to include a $25K compact-sized Suzuki Swift Sport at one extreme and larger, circa-$80K Audi RS3s and Merc-AMG A45s at the other? And that’s just hatchbacks...


2018 Hyundai i30 N v VW Golf GTI Original 3-door: Full comparison
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2018 Hyundai i30 N v VW Golf GTI Original 3-door: Full comparison

We've put the new Hyundai i30 N up against the Volkswagen Golf GTI five-door, but how does it go against this more affordable three-door option? Let's find out.


The week's top news stories: May 13
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The week's top news stories: May 13

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


2019 Hyundai iMax and iLoad pricing and specs
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2019 Hyundai iMax and iLoad pricing and specs

Hyundai Australia has unveiled the restyled 2019 iLoad and iMax twins, with more equipment and a new iMax Elite model with a more luxurious cabin and twin sunroofs. Both load-lugging and people-moving versions of the big Hyundai have benefitted from a new nose with a new, on-brand grille and squarer headlights...


Time Machine Tuesday: 1 May, 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 1 May, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 1 in years past...


2018 Hyundai i20 revealed for Europe - UPDATE
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2018 Hyundai i20 revealed for Europe - UPDATE

UPDATE (26/4/18): Hyundai Australia has ruled out the new i20 for our market. See bottom of article for details. The refreshed 2018 Hyundai i20 range has been revealed for Europe, bringing an updated design along with a range of new infotainment and driver assistance technologies to the Korean light hatch family...


2019 Hyundai Lafesta revealed
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2019 Hyundai Lafesta revealed

The Hyundai Lafesta sedan has been given its debut at the 2018 Beijing motor show. The Lafesta is the first production vehicle to embody the latest Hyundai design language, dubbed "sensuous sportiness", debuted on the Le Fil Rouge concept earlier this year. Although we don't yet have pictures of the car's rear, the Lafesta does have a front-end mildly inspired by Le Fil Rouge as its cascading grille blends into the headlight units...


Hyundai's i30 N is a proper hot hatch, and a Golf GTI beater
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Hyundai's i30 N is a proper hot hatch, and a Golf GTI beater

Dethroning a king is never easy. Historically, even knifing a king in the back is a dangerous business, let alone removing one as publicly as we have done this week. You’ll see, through our comprehensive comparisons, Hyundai's i30 N has ended the Volkswagen Golf GTI's reign as the quintessential hot hatch...


2018 Hyundai i30 N v Volkswagen Golf GTI 5-door comparison
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2018 Hyundai i30 N v Volkswagen Golf GTI 5-door comparison

Trent Nikolic: Traditionally, boxing’s heavyweight division is the one that gets the most attention. Something to do with the big boys and their savage, one-punch-knockout power. Middleweight, however, has always been the glamour division. With fast, nimble, deceptive all-rounders – it’s the division the purists love to watch...


2018 Hyundai i30 Go review
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2018 Hyundai i30 Go review

It might be the entry point into Hyundai's top-selling hatch model, but rest assured you're still getting plenty of kit for your money.

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$19,990 - $24,990

2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied
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2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied

The upcoming Hyundai i30 N Fastback has been spotted again this week doing rounds at the famed Nurburgring in Germany. For the first time the four-door i30 has dropped the heavy black sheeting and false body panels concealing most of its design details, giving us a closer peek at the final look – despite the black-and-white wrap...


2018 Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report three: interior comfort and practicality

2018 Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report three: interior comfort and practicality

Our long-term 2018 Hyundai i30 SR is one very well-loved hatch amongst the CarAdvice team. For a lot of us, we have a long commute to work, so a car that is comfortable on the daily grind is important. That it's reasonably quick certainly doesn't hurt, either... The Hyundai's interior is a decent step up from its predecessor...


2018 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs
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2018 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs

Local details for the upgraded 2018 Hyundai i30 range have been announced this week, bringing wider availability of the company's active safety technologies, and the option of petrol power for Elite and Premium models. Key changes include a set of new models in the form of the petrol-powered Elite and Premium – starting at $27,790 and $32,790 before on-road costs respectively...


2019 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe spied
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2019 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe spied

Hyundai's upcoming full-size SUV replacement for the Grand Santa Fe offered overseas has been spied again, ahead of a likely reveal in the next 18 months. Believed to be a twin-under-the-skin to the production Kia Telluride three-row SUV, the full-size Hyundai crossover will sit above the new Santa Fe in the company's global line-up and likely target the North American market...