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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...

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N rendered: Imagining where Hyundai can take its new electric SUV

Hyundai’s new Ioniq 5 electric vehicle (EV) has only just been revealed, giving a first glimpse at what’s to come from the Korean carmaker's dedicated Ioniq EV sub-brand – moving the five-letter badge away from just a single model to a fully-fledged family of zero-emissions vehicles...

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...

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV revealed: 480km range, plush interior for retro-styled EV

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been officially unveiled, ahead of its Australian launch in the third quarter of 2021 (July to September). An all-electric mid-size SUV built to rival the Volkswagen ID.4 and upcoming Toyota 'BZ', the Ioniq 5 is both the first model from Hyundai's new Ioniq electric vehicle (EV) sub-brand, and is the first vehicle to ride on Hyundai, Kia and Genesis' E-GMP electric-only modular platform...

Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021

There's little doubt our expectations for new cars are higher than ever. With every passing year, autonomous driving becomes more of a widespread reality, five-star ANCAP ratings are harder to obtain and standard equipment lists grow longer. Put simply: we crave cars that are smarter (and safer) than we are...

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...

Apple ramps up autonomous car testing as deal with Hyundai-Kia is called off

Apple’s on-again, off-again plans to develop autonomous car technology appear to be slowly ramping back up again – as plans to partner with Korean giant Hyundai-Kia appear to have stalled. An investigative report by Automotive News USA has unearthed autonomous testing data filed by tech giant Apple to Californian authorities...

Apple Hyundai-Kia electric car joint venture stalls – UPDATE

UPDATE, 10 February 2021: Hyundai has confirmed talks with Apple have stalled, after widespread reports the two companies were discussing a partnership to manufacture a future car. According to business new outlet Bloomberg, sources familiar with the matter understand Apple "paused discussions with Hyundai and Kia weeks ago" – roughly the same time as the latest rumours of the potential partnership began to be reported on by the media...

Hydrogen cars: CSIRO to build Australia’s fourth, Melbourne’s second refuelling point 

It might be only one small leap for hydrogen but it could be a giant leap for hydrogen cars. Australia’s peak science and advanced research institution, the CSIRO, has been given a $1 million funding boost from the Victorian Government to go towards Melbourne’s second hydrogen-car refuelling station – only the fourth such facility nationally...

Hyundai Tucson fire risk recall: your questions answered

The fire risk recall notice for the Hyundai Tucson in Australia – issued last week for examples built from November 2014 to November 2020 – has prompted the company to create a dedicated page on its website to answer the most commonly asked questions. More than 93,000 current generation Hyundai Tucson SUVs were recalled last week because there was a risk they could catch fire even when parked...

2014-2020 Hyundai Tucson recalled: 93,000 vehicles affected for fire risk

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall of 93,572 examples of its Hyundai Tucson SUV (MY15-20) due to a potential fire risk with a circuit board, which forms part of the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says a short circuit in the electronics poses an increased risk of fire within the engine compartment – even when the engine is off...