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Armed carjackers thwarted by manual transmission in Melbourne

A pair of armed thieves have failed in their attempts to steal a car early on Tuesday morning, thanks to the vehicle being fitted with a manual transmission. The 30-year-old victim was returning to his home in the Melbourne suburb of Bentleigh when two men appeared, threatening him with a knife and demanding his wallet and car keys...

Unlicensed Adelaide driver caught in home-made Hyundai Excel convertible

South Australia Police have towed a home-made Hyundai Excel convertible following the arrest of an Adelaide man, early Sunday morning. The 25-year-old – whose licence had been expired for six years and was on bail not to drive – allegedly yelled at police before running a red light in the roof-chopped Hyundai sedan, just before 1am on Sunday...

Small cars are affordable – but which top seller is truly the cheapest?

Small hatchbacks and sedans are still popular. As a category, they sit in fifth place overall – underneath the ever-growing small, medium and large SUV classes, and the dual-cab ute segment. Being fifth means over 10,000 Australian private buyers and businesses take delivery of a small car each month...

2021 Hyundai i30 N: UK pricing revealed, providing best clue yet of Australian price and specs

UK pricing and specifications for the 2021 Hyundai i30 N have been announced, as our best hint yet at how the facelifted hot hatch could be priced in Australia come its local launch in June. Available to order now, just one i30 N variant will be offered in the UK, priced from £33,745 (approximately AU$60,500) drive-away with a six-speed manual, or £35,695 (AU$64,000) with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox – both offering the full 206kW/392Nm 'Performance' engine tune...

Hyundai Kona: Snapchat augmented-reality lens launched for facelifted small SUV

In collaboration with Snapchat, Hyundai has launched an augmented-reality lens that will allow Snapchatters to inspect the Hyundai Kona small SUV in the comfort of their own homes. Snapchatters can do so by scanning the Snapcode (pictured bottom of story), or searching for the lens via the Lens carousel. Once engaged the latest technology and features of the Kona can be viewed by users...

2021 Hyundai Tucson price and specs: New mid-size SUV arrives with advanced tech, price rises

2021 Hyundai Tucson price and specs Three variants and three engines for new family SUV Sporty N Line package optional across the range Priced from $34,500 before on-road costs UPDATE, 30 April 2021: Hyundai Australia has confirmed pricing for the entire Tucson range, including the 2.0-litre diesel variants, and the N Line Option Pack...

2021 Hyundai i30 N due in Australia in June, followed by i20 N, Kona N and i30 Sedan N – UPDATE

UPDATE, 28 April 2021: Hyundai Australia has provided updated launch timing information for its upcoming N performance range. The facelifted i30 N hatch will arrive first, in June 2021, followed by the smaller i20 N and recently-revealed Kona N in the third quarter of the year (July to September inclusive)...

2021 Hyundai Kona N officially revealed after weeks of image leaks, here by October

The 2021 Hyundai Kona N has been unveiled ahead of an Australian showroom arrival within the next six months – about the same time as the pint-sized Hyundai i20 N and updated Hyundai i30 N hot hatches are due, giving Hyundai Australia’s performance arm its broadest range to date...

True price of Hyundai Nexo hydrogen cars: Australian fleet trial vehicles cost taxpayers close to $100,000 each

Each Hyundai Nexo hydrogen car being used in Australian fleet trials of the future technology will reportedly cost taxpayers $99,000 over three years – or $2750 per month – which is more than the repayments on most luxury cars. And once the fleet trial ends, the hydrogen vehicles will be returned to Hyundai rather than sold by the government as a used car to recoup some of the cost...

2022 Hyundai Kona N appears ahead of unveiling

The 2022 Hyundai Kona N has appeared on social media a week before its official unveiling. The small performance SUV from Hyundai was posted to Instagram by user bindin, and appears to be the very same Kona N spied during a film shoot in March 2021. The Korean car brand has confirmed a 2...

New survey reveals the most popular car brands and models in (almost) every country

A new survey published by Automotive Touch Up has revealed the most popular car brands and models in (almost) every country – and the results may surprise you. As many may already be aware, Toyota and its HiLux ute reign supreme in Australia...