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CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more

Welcome to episode 13 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, it's Paul Maric and Mandy Turner discussing the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market. As always, expect shenanigans...

Hyundai i30 N crackles and growls in new sound bite

If there's not too much audio fakery in this short new video - and you just know there'll be a little - the Hyundai i30 N hot hatch is going to deliver some serious aural delight when it launches in the year ahead...

2017 Hyundai i30 N spied in production body

The Hyundai i30 N hot hatch has been spied for the first time in its production body, whereas previous prototypes have used the current car's body shell. Compared to the bread-and-butter variants of the next-generation Hyundai i30 that were spied in June, the i30 N has a new front bumper with larger air intakes, a prominent front splitter, and horizontally arrayed LED driving lights...

Hyundai i30 not expected to retain sales crown

Hyundai Australia (HMCA) expects its top-selling i30 — currently the number-one selling vehicle in the country — to be overtaken by year’s end as stocks thin out ahead of the launch of a new model. As we have reported, the Hyundai i30 has been the nation’s favourite vehicle nationwide four months in succession, and recently overtook the Toyota HiLux as the top-selling vehicle in the country year-to-date (YTD)...

2017 Hyundai i30 spied

The next-generation Hyundai i30 five-door hatchback has been spied undergoing testing in the European Alps. First spotted in August 2015, prototypes of the new i30 were last spied in February in Australia during hot weather testing. From what we can deduce through the car's protective cladding and camouflage, the new hatch seems to have a flatter, more formal side profile...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 7: F-Type SVR and Audi S4, Toyota tops brand charts, and more

Welcome to episode 6 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined again by Mike Costello to explore the news and reviews of the past week. As usual, there's also a fair bit of foolin' around...

Hyundai i30 Tourer discontinued

The Hyundai i30 Tourer has been quietly discontinued from Australian sale, due primarily to the cost impediment of importing the wagon from Europe. The load-lugging Hyundai i30 derivative was launched here in February 2013 after initially being ruled out due to exchange rates. The i30 Tourer was, and is, built only in the Czech Republic, not Korea as with the i30 hatch...

Hyundai i30 sales overtake Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3

The Hyundai i30 has thrown a spanner into Australia’s small car segment by leaping ahead of traditional top-sellers, the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3, five months into 2016. The Hyundai i30 hatch has been Australia’s top-selling vehicle for three months in succession, on the back of sharp campaign pricing kicking off at $19,990 drive-away with a free automatic transmission...

Hyundai i30 N prototype puts on 2300km test for 24 hours of Nurburgring

The Hyundai i30 N development car has completed the Nurburgring 24 hours endurance race in Germany this week, completing 91 laps and 2309.39 kilometres. Finishing 90th in the overall rankings out of 159 competitors, the i30 N hot hatch's endurance effort marks another stage in its development ahead of a 2017 debut in the next-generation i30's skin...

Hyundai i30 N prototype will run in Nurburgring 24-Hour race

A race-ready preview version of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai i30 N hot hatch will run at this year's Nurburgring 24-Hour race, the South Korean car maker has confirmed. Known as the i30 2.0L Turbo N, the heavily modified vehicle shown here has been developed by the company’s new ‘N’ performance arm...

Hyundai N performance models may not all be available to Australia

The upcoming Hyundai N performance models may not necessarily all be manufactured in right-hand drive, the car maker has confirmed. Promising news, however, is that the company's Australian arm will take what becomes available as soon as possible for both the Hyundai and Genesis range...