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Video: 2021 Hyundai i20 N shown on track

The 2021 Hyundai i20 N has been put through its paces on track, as captured in a new video put out by the Korean car company. Designed to fight against the Volkswagen Polo GTI and Ford Fiesta ST, the i20 N comes with a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing 150kW and 275Nm. Drive is through the front wheels via a six-speed manual and limited-slip differential...

New Zealand Prime Minister adds to her electric-car fleet

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to switch to electric power for her ministerial car, from a BMW 7 Series diesel to an Audi e-Tron. While the NZ government is about to take delivery of three Audi e-Trons for high-ranking politicians and VIP guests, two are expected to be based in the capital Wellington (in the far south of the North Island) – and at least one example is planned to be assigned to Auckland (650km away, in the far north) at Ms Ardern’s home alongside her personal vehicle, a Hyundai Ioniq electric car...

Gallery: 2021 Hyundai i20 N in all its pocket rocket glory

The pocket rocket category was far from overflowing this year, and 2021 won't exactly offer more options than the average hot-hatch fan could stomach having to choose from – but at least there's now one more. Revealed this past week, the i20 N is a proper full-bottle N offering – only the second, after the i30 versions (or third if you want to count body shapes in the mix)...

These are the world's 15 most valuable car brands

The world's most valuable car brands have been revealed for 2020, with a small number of brands managing to improve their rankings despite a difficult year for the industry. With its annual Best Global Brands survey, marketing agency Interbrand ranks brands based on their overall valuation, which takes into account things like "financial performance of the branded products or services, the role the brand plays in purchase decisions, and the brand’s competitive strength"...

What's in a tank of fuel? The cars with the best (and worst) driving range in Australia

While impressive performance, cool technology and a lower pricepoint can all be guiding forces when buying a new car, it's often other elements – like real-world fuel economy – that actually have the greatest effect on your ownership experience. Once you drive away from the dealership, you'll become less preoccupied with those nifty LED tail-lights and more focussed on how many times you have to hit the petrol station in a single week...

2021 Hyundai i20 N revealed, due in Australia early next year

The 2021 Hyundai i20 N covers have come off ahead of its Australian showroom arrival in the first half of next year. Price is yet to be announced but early estimates position it between $30,000 and $35,000. Hyundai’s first pint-size hot hatch is a rival to the Ford Fiesta ST, VW Polo GTI and Suzuki Swift Sport, all of which fit into this price bracket...

2021 Hyundai i30 sedan safety “unrated”, could get four-star rating

The Hyundai i30 sedan is currently “unrated” for crash safety by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and may only earn four stars if tested locally. While the 2021 Hyundai i30 sedan meets or exceeds Australian Design Rule safety requirements, ANCAP has become the default benchmark for crash safety because it has more stringent criteria...

Hyundai i30 on track to be Australia’s top-selling car thanks to name change

A simple change to the badge on the boot lid could see the Hyundai i30 become Australia’s top-selling passenger car next year. While the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger utes remain clear market leaders overall, the battle for passenger car honours has traditionally been between former Number Ones the Toyota Corolla and Mazda3...

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan price and specs: Elantra replacement arrives

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan arrives to replace Elantra Four variants available with two engines, auto and manual options Plenty of safety and tech for the segment Priced between $24,790 plus on-road costs and $37,290 plus on-road costs The 2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan has arrived, offering safety and performance options to small sedan buyers...

Hyundai announces Euisun Chung will replace father as chairman

The Hyundai Motor Group has announced Euisun Chung will take over from his father as chairman of the board. In remarks delivered following his promotion, Mr Chung said the future direction of the brand would be focused on 'customers,' 'humanity,' and 'social contribution.' The 49-year-old – who is the grandson of company founder – studied at the University of San Francisco between 1993 and 1997...

2021 Hyundai i30 hatch price and specs: More safety for more money

2021 Hyundai i30 hatch range gets facelift New safety and tech across the line-up No more diesel and prices increased Priced from $23,420-$36,220 plus on-road costs The 2021 Hyundai i30 hatchback has been announced, offering buyers increased safety with updated looks...