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The 2017 Hyundai i30 is a more appealing entry level small car than the Mazda 3 or Toyota Corolla, but can the higher grades step up to the plate as well? Here are our first impressions on Australian roads
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CarAdvice podcast: How Coronavirus is affecting the industry, and Mandy's last show!

This week on the podcast is Mandy Turner, James Ward, and Mike Stevens. In car news, police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid the coronavirus outbreak, details for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR have been released, a 'Sporty' Subaru Forester is bound for Australia, Volkswagen is targeting zero crashes by 2050, and Mike checks out some of the headline stories from the week...

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan (Elantra) revealed

Hyundai has unveiled its new-generation Elantra sedan, due in Australia later this year as the 2020 Hyundai i30 Sedan. Market observers have long held the i30 badge could top Corolla sales in Australia if it had the same advantage enjoyed by the small Toyota and others: five-door hatch and four-door sedan wearing the same badge...

2020 Hyundai i30 update revealed

The Hyundai i30 - Australia’s second top-selling passenger car - has been revealed in its mid-cycle updated form today ahead of a world premiere in Geneva next week. The company has revealed the MY20 versions of all three i30 body styles offered in Europe: hatch, Fastback, and wagon...

2021 Hyundai i30 facelift teased

The facelifted Hyundai i30 has been teased ahead of its debut at the 2020 Geneva motor show in March. The teaser sketches clearly show the i30 will gain a revised set of headlights with V-shaped daytime running lights, and a more assertive design. These flank a wider and more forceful interpretation of the company's cascading grille design, and brings the i30's front end look into line with both the latest i10 city hatch and the Sonata sedan...

2021 Hyundai i30 caught on camera ahead of update later this year

Australia’s top-selling hatchback, the Hyundai i30, is getting a mild makeover inside and out. These spy photos of a camouflaged prototype testing in the European winter show the changes will be subtle but worthwhile. The overall shape of the headlights and tail-lights appears to remain the same, but top end models will wear a new LED light signature front and rear, as these images show despite the masks...

Top 5: Reviews of 2019

2019 is officially over. It’s time for sunshine and (a sometimes rose-tinted) reflection on the year gone by. Here at CarAdvice, we’re taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year. Here are the most popular reviews of the year...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2007-12 Hyundai i30: More than 106,000 cars recalled

Hyundai Australia has recalled more than 106,000 examples of the 2007-12 i30, over concerns the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners could inadvertently fire. According to the company, "improper programming" of the airbag control unit (ACU) could make the driver and passenger airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners deploy when there's been no accident...

Hyundai i30 N to get more power and eight-speed auto but not until 2021

Hyundai’s i30 N hot hatch is set to get a power bump and a high-performance eight-speed automatic before this generation bows out. A senior executive at the company has also confirmed the Hyundai i30 N has been so successful that it is already working on the next generation.  In the meantime, the current Hyundai i30 N has about three years left to run...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Hyundai i30 Fastback N spied

Hyundai's upcoming i30 N Fastback facelift has been snapped during testing, wearing the same aggressive face we've seen popping up on regular i30 prototypes. Although it's heavily camouflaged, we can make out a few details about the updated i30. For one, it appears the car will get a set of aggressive headlamps and a more angular grille than the current model...