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CarAdvice podcast 132: Grand Tour test driver, Abbie Eaton!

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and James Wong. In car news, Volkswagen has announced its next generation platforms will be the last with petrol and diesel engines, and Mazda has stated there will be no more MPS models. Also, Ssangyong has confirmed a seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, and the 2019 Jeep Wrangler has scored a one-star Euro NCAP safety rating...

Hyundai: Ioniq EV will account for half of sales

Hyundai Australia is predicting the pure-electric Ioniq will account for 50 per cent of sales in its three-pronged line-up, having last night revealed pricing for its first 'green car' Down Under. Speaking with media at the Ioniq launch in Brisbane, senior manager for product development at Hyundai Australia, Andrew Tuitahi, said the EV model is likely to win the majority of buyers, followed by the plug-in hybrid...

2019 Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs

Hyundai has announced pricing and specs for its three-pronged Ioniq range in Australia, with the eagerly-anticipated pure-electric model to kick off at $44,990 before on-road costs. The cheapest model will be the series hybrid, priced from $33,990 before on-roads, while the plug-in hybrid will start at $40,990...

Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Kona Electric top real-world range tests

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric have begun rolling out across the company's export markets, and new tests from the UK have seen the Korean EVs perform strongly in terms of real-world range. Britain's What Car? recently announced the results of its 'Real Range' tests for electric cars currently available in the UK, complementing the firm's existing 'True MPG' tests for combustion-powered vehicles...

Hyundai Ioniq, Kona Electric, Veloster launch dates detailed

Hyundai Australia has detailed its model rollout over for the coming months, including launch times for the new Ioniq, Veloster and Kona Electric. Kicking off proceedings will be the three-strong Ioniq family (top), set to go on sale in hybrid, plug-in and electric guises from October. Power in the Ioniq Hybrid comes from a 77kW/147Nm 1...

2019 Hyundai Ioniq detailed for the US

The Hyundai Ioniq has been upgraded in North America for the 2019 model year, gaining additional active safety options and enhanced infotainment services. For the first time, driver attention alert and high-beam assist are available on select models, while autonomous emergency braking is now standard fit on the popular SEL grade...

EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021 - UPDATE

UPDATE (17/4): We've updated this article with new details of some of the models listed. Electric cars are coming, there's no stopping it. Here's a quick look at 10 noteworthy electric vehicles (EVs) heading for market in the next three years. Hyundai Ioniq Electric The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to the Toyota Prius, available in three flavours – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric...

Hyundai Hypereconiq Ioniq concept revealed for SEMA show

Hyundai has once again teamed with Bisimoto Engineering to create the HyperEconiq Ioniq concept for the SEMA show later this month. Combining the "best hypermiling, economy and friction technologies", the HyperEconiq Ioniq features an array of mechanical and cosmetic enhancements to make it one of the coolest eco-friendly cars to date...

EVs take hold in Europe as fastest growing segment

Electric vehicles have not only arrived on the global stage, they’re well and truly on the rise. This is especially the case in Europe, where they were the fastest growing automotive segment in the first half of 2017. Overall, the segment grew by 27,000 units – or 56 per cent - to 73,162 units for the January to June period (up from 46,949 in 2016), with a helpful boost provided by the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq...

Audi A5, Hyundai Ioniq, Volvo S90 awarded five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The new Audi A5, Hyundai Ioniq and Volvo S90 have all been given five-star safety ratings by independent crash testing authority ANCAP this week. With the S90 already on sale here, the A5 and Ioniq have been awarded the top safety scores ahead of their launches Down Under, while the smaller Hyundai i20 - which is sold in New Zealand but not Australia - fell short of the full five stars, achieving only four...

Euro NCAP: Audi Q2, A5, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq, Peugeot 3008 score five stars for safety

Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has released safety ratings for some of the latest models from numerous brands, including the Audi Q2, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq and Suzuki Ignis...