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2011 Hyundai Sonata unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show

As we reported a couple of weeks back, Hyundai was set to unveil its 2011 Sonata at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and over the course of the weekend, the new sedan quietly made its debut for all the world to see. Codenamed “YF,” this Sonata was penned at Hyundai’s design studio in Irvine, California...

2009 Light Hatch Comparison

These light cars are no lightweights. Generally speaking, the word ‘light’ implies there’s something missing: less than the others; a lack thereof; insubstantial; skimping. It rarely invokes a sense of excitement - light beer, for example. As far as the ‘light car’ segment goes, my expectations are immediately managed (down), and I’m ready to be underwhelmed...

Hyundai eco-technology displayed at Frankfurt

Hyundai unveiled two important eco-friendly models at Frankfurt over night further proving its commitment to improve energy efficiency and to lower the greenhouse gas emissions of its vehicles. Making its world debut was the ix-Metro, a hybrid-electric car initially slated from the European market. Emitting just 80 grams per kilometre of CO2, the ix-Metro is powered by a 1...

2011 Hyundai Elantra spy pics

Although we were expecting the new Elantra to debut in 2013 new spy pics today substantiate rumours that a 2011 model year is on the way. With a longer wheelbase, estimated at around 2700mm, the new Elantra also features a coupe-like roof line at the rear suggesting a hatch-sedan arrangement similar to the Mazda6 - or perhaps even Skoda Octavia...

Hyundai i30cw wagon - 1012 kilometres on a single tank

Family holidays travelling in your own family chariot, have never been as cheap as they are in Hyundai’s new i30cw CRDi wagon. Fancy being able to drive a mid-size wagon more than 1012 kilometres on a single tank of diesel, and in thoroughly real world conditions? By real world, I mean no over inflated tyres, two robust adult passengers with plenty of luggage and supplies, liberal use of air-conditioning at all times, plenty of stop-start traffic, and maximum legal speeds throughout the entire journey from Sydney to Brisbane and then some...

Hyundai Genesis most awarded US car for 2009

Hyundai's all-new flagship model, the Genesis sedan, has blitzed its opposition in the US to become the most decorated new car launched this year. With more than 20 top honours, including recognition from J.D. Power, Motor Trend, AutoPacific and a host of leading consumer publications, the Genesis has won universal acclaim, also being crowned 2009 North American Car of the Year - the first time a Korean brand has achieved the honour...

Hyundai i20 production move confirmed

Confirming a story we posted last week, Hyundai has today announced that i20 manufacturing will be expanded to its Izmit Plant in Turkey in order to meet growing demand for left hand drive models of the car in Europe. Starting from May 2010 the move will see an additional investment of US$75 million spent in the plant...

Hyundai ix-Metro hybrid electric CUV Frankfurt debut

Hyundai will showcase a new range of eco-friendly models and concepts in a specially created Blue Drive Zone at the 2009 IAA in Frankfurt, demonstrating its commitment to lowering emissions and improving the fuel economy of its vehicles. Centre-stage has been reserved for the world debut of the ix-Metro, a new Hybrid Electric CUV for the European sub-B segment which promises CO2 emissions of just 80g/km...

2010 Hyundai Sonata to be unveiled next week

As rumours fly around the web, Hyundai has confirmed to CarAdvice this morning that it is preparing to unveil its Sonata replacement, codenamed YF, next Thursday the 10th of September. Powered by a 2.0-litre Theta-II four-cylinder petrol engine and mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission the fluid coupe-like sedan will deliver a combined fuel economy figure of just 7...

Hyundai i30cw Challenge - 1000km on one tank?

Anthony Crawford and I are setting off on a bit of a challenge tomorrow morning, we will be driving a bright red manual Hyundai i30cw diesel from Anthony's house in Sydney to my house in Brisbane, a distance of exactly 934 kilometres. By Alborz Fallah According to the Hyundai's official fuel efficiency figures, the manual variant can manage a rating of 4...

Hyundai i20 production moves to Europe

Hyundai will shift more than one-third of its i20 production from India to Europe by the middle of next year in order to gain from EU tax benefits. Although Hyundai has not yet made a final decision on where the i20's production will be moved to, it is considered most likely that the firm's Turkish plant will win the deal...