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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...

Hot hatches have jumped the shark, and we deserve better

I despise the phrase 'jumped the shark'. It comes from a late episode of Happy Days, where Fonzie literally jumps over a shark on water skis – at least, that's what Wikipedia told me. I wasn't born when the shark was first jumped, you see, but the expression still lingers like a bad smell over pop culture...

Hyundai i30 Fastback N here in 2019

Hyundai Australia has confirmed it will offer the i30 Fastback N next year, shortly after the company's global division issued some teaser images of its newest N model in action. Scheduled to be unveiled later this year, the i30 Fastback N is based on the i30 Fastback offered in Europe, combining the five-door coupe body with the performance-focused underpinnings of the i30 N hatchback...

Hyundai i30 N Line unveiled in Europe

The sportier-looking Hyundai i30 N Line has been unveiled in Europe, bringing a dash of sportiness to non-N hatchbacks. Following the template laid out by Audi's S-Line, Mercedes-Benz's AMG Line and BMW's M Sport packages, the new i30 N Line upgrades the hatch's visuals to almost match the i30 N, but leaves the engine untouched...

Hyundai i30N orders backlogged to November

Hyundai has hit the ground running with its first factory performance hatchback, the i30N. In fact, if you join the queue for a new one today, you won't see it until much later this year. Speaking with CarAdvice at last week's launch of the new Santa Fe, Hyundai Australia marketing director, Oliver Mann, said the company was thrilled with the interest in its new product...

Hyundai launches Trophy editions for i30, Tucson, Elantra – UPDATE

Update (28/5/18): We have updated this article with advertised drive-away pricing for the Hyundai Trophy models. See article for details Hyundai Australia has announced a trio of special-edition Trophy variants based on the popular i30, Tucson and Elantra, which arrive in dealers from May 30...