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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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Civic Type R v i30 N v Megane RS drag race - video

While the small hot hatch segment is bursting at the seams these days, but three recently-released models stick out as driver's picks – the Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30 N, and Renault Megane RS. Britain's Top Gear pits these three front-drive manual hot hatches against each other in a new video posted on YouTube, to see which is fastest in a straight line...

Hyundai i30 Fastback N Line revealed for Europe

Hyundai Motor Europe has revealed the i30 Fastback N Line overnight, bringing N-inspired looks and equipment to its four-door coupe, in line with the similar package it already offers on the related hatchback. Offering the look and feel of the all-out i30 Fastback N without the all-out performance, the N Line trim level is available with the regular version's engine range, which includes a 1...

Poll: Hyundai i30 Fastback N claims in-house bragging rights

The Hyundai i30N Fastback has comfortably beaten its hatchback sibling in our latest poll, suggesting it'll be a hit when it arrives in Australia next year. With four doors, a six-speed manual transmission, and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine making 184kW/353Nm in standard trim and 202kW/353Nm in Performance guise, we already have a pretty good idea about how the Fastback will drive...

Hyundai i30 N Option concept revealed

Hyundai has revealed the i30 N Option show car at the 2018 Paris motor show, previewing some of the racy add-ons buyers could soon add to their hot hatches. No less than 25 exterior and interior individualisation options are showcased on this vehicle, including a carbon-fibre bodykit, a massive carbon-fibre rear wing, and 20-inch lightweight alloys shod in high-performance semi-slick tyres...

CarAdvice podcast 122: Aussie entertainer and car tragic, Shane Jacobson!

Mandy Turner is joined by Paul Maric and James Wong this week. In car news, an Australian debut has been somewhat confirmed for the high-riding Ford Focus Active, Daimler has appointed a new CEO, the 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N has been revealed, and the Mazda CX-5 2.5 turbo petrol has appeared on an Australian Government database...

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N revealed

The Hyundai i30 Fastback N has been revealed ahead of its world premiere at the Paris motor show next week. It’s the second model from the company’s N Performance Division, following in the wheel tracks of the hot-selling hatch model already on sale. The good news for Aussie punters who like the swoopier coupe-like styling is that it’s on track to arrive locally by March 2019...

What causes exhaust snap, crackle and pop?

You’ve probably heard it before: that pop and crackle in the exhaust note of a performance car. A number of manufacturers produce cars with bi-modal exhausts allowing the driver to select what kind of noise they’d like their car to produce, and often the louder, sportier noise includes an armada of racy cracks on the overrun...

CarAdvice podcast 120: How did the i30 N get its exhaust note?

Mike Costello and Kez Casey join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been revealed, 2019 HSV Camaro pricing and specs have been announced, and the Bugatti W16 engine will 'the last of its kind'. Also, cars with alpha Takata airbag inflators in South Australia won't be registrable from November 1...

Hyundai i30 facelift revealed for Europe

Hyundai Europe has revealed its refreshed 2019 i30 range this week, complete with a new look and a cleaner diesel engine. For the new model year, Hyundai's European division has given the i30 hatchback and wagon lines an updated bumper from the i30 Fastback, which incorporates a new LED daytime-running lights signature...

Hyundai i30 N Line to launch with more noise, Michelin tyres

Hyundai is set to announce an N Line for the i30 range very soon, and it's likely to feature added punch and more noise. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the updated Tucson, Hyundai's head of product planning was keen to point out noise and performance is a consideration for the new product line. "It's something we're looking into...

CarAdvice podcast 117: Ride along with our hatch comparison!

It's a Sydney special! Joining Mandy Turner on the panel this week are CarAdvice CEO Andrew Beecher, founders Alborz Fallah and Tony Crawford, along with Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric. In car news, Holden has announced $28 million for autonomy and electric vehicle development, General Motors has stated there is 'no exit plan' for Holden, and reckons it's 'certainly capable' of getting Cadillac to Australia...