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The $1.13 billion recall: Hyundai to replace batteries in 82,000 electric cars due to fire risk

Hyundai Australia is about to recall approximately 1100 electric cars sold from 2018 to 2020 due a fire risk when recharging. In Australia, about 800 Hyundai Kona electric cars and approximately 300 examples of the Hyundai Ioniq electric car are affected...

Hyundai Ioniq and Kona electric cars could be recalled worldwide due to fire risk – report

Hyundai may need to recall its electric Ioniq and Kona electric cars internationally, following a spate of fires in South Korea. Multiple South Korean news outlets have reported the manufacturer will voluntarily replace batteries in all local examples. However it is not yet clear if this recall will be extended worldwide, including for models sold in Australia...

2021 Hyundai i20 N and i30 N due in Australia by July, Kona N and i30 Sedan N here by October

Hyundai Australia has released more specific details of when its upcoming high-performance N models – namely the Hyundai i20 N, i30 N facelift, Kona N and i30 Sedan N – will arrive in Australian showrooms. The second quarter of this year (spanning April to June, inclusive) will see the local debuts of the all-new i20 N and facelifted i30 N hot hatches, Hyundai's rivals to the Ford Fiesta ST and Volkswagen Golf GTI respectively...

2018-2020 Hyundai Kona EV and Nexo recalled with brake fault

Hyundai Australia has recalled 1072 examples of its Kona Electric and hydrogen-powered Nexo, citing a fault with the Integrated Electronic Brake system (IEB). The affected vehicles were sold between 1 May 2018 and 31 December 2020, with Model Years ranging between 2018 and 2020...

2021 Hyundai Kona price and specs: Price rises up to $2140 for new look, more tech

2021 Hyundai Kona price and specs detailed Small SUV facelifted with updated design Larger digital instrument and infotainment displays added Sporty N Line grades introduced with turbo power Prices increased from $1000 to $2140 Pricing and specifications for the 2021 Hyundai Kona have been announced...

2021 Hyundai Kona Electric joins NSW Police community liaison fleet

The Hyundai Kona Electric joined the NSW Police fleet this week, becoming the first all-electric vehicle to be employed by Australian law enforcement authorities. Loaned to the NSW Police Force by Hyundai for a 12-month trial, the Kona Electric will be based out of Penrith Police Station in Sydney's west, with operations to occur within the Nepean Area Command region...

2021 Hyundai Kona N teased – UPDATE: New images

UPDATE, 12 January 2021: Hyundai has released additional images and details of the 2021 Kona N. While the teaser images released by the Korean brand feature the same red and blue camouflage that adorned the festive teasers in December 2020 (see original story below), they do confirm the aggressive exterior styling package seen in spy photos throughout 2020, and reveal the high-performance SUV will ride on 19-inch forged alloy wheels shared with the i30 N hot hatch...

2018-2020 Hyundai Kona Electric recalled over battery fault

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall on 796 examples of its Kona Electric SUV, citing a potential fault with the lithium-ion battery and battery management system (BMS)...

2021 Hyundai Kona Electric revealed, Australian launch due first half next year

The refreshed 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric has been unveiled, debuting a number of key upgrades for a model that has so far sold more than 120,000 units around the world. (In Australia, which benefits from few of the incentives offered elsewhere, Hyundai has sold 901 Kona Electrics so far...

AGL launches an electric car subscription service

Australian energy company AGL has partnered with car subscription service Carbar and electric car charging provider Jet Charge to launch an all-electric car subscription service for consumers looking to dip a toe in the world of EVs (electric vehicles)...

2021 Hyundai Kona and Kona N Line revealed, Australian plans confirmed

The 2021 Hyundai Kona has been unveiled, and with it comes a sporty new N Line variant. Until the hero Kona N debuts, the N Line will stand in as the flagship of the petrol-powered Kona range. The updated Kona gets more tech and styling options, along with a new grille, new bumper designs and refreshed lights, giving the small SUV a sharper look...