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Hyundai i30 and Elantra recalled for fire risk, nearly 90,000 cars included

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall of 87,499 of its 2007-2011 model-year i30 hatchback (shown above) and 2006-2011 Elantra small sedan (shown below) due to a defective circuit board that may increase risk of fire, with two known fires reported on Australian i30 cars...

2006-2009 Hyundai Santa Fe recalled due to fire hazard

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall of 9393 of its 2006 to 2009 model year Santa Fe SUVs sold between 16 March 2005 and 22 September 2009 due to a defective circuit board that may increase the risk of fire. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the defect relates to an electronic circuit board in the vehicles’ anti-lock braking system (ABS) module that may short circuit when exposed to moisture...

2021 Hyundai i20N teased again in new video, now a step closer to Australia

The Hyundai i20N hot hatch has been teased again in a promotional video out of Europe, as it gets ready to go into production. Hyundai Australia is yet to confirm if the smaller sibling to the Hyundai i30N will be available in local showrooms. However, every time we ask about the prospects of the Hyundai i20N coming to Australia, representatives tell us all Hyundai N models are on their wish list and they would like to expand the local line-up...

New Hyundai ute spotted in bare metal

This is the new Hyundai ute Australians want but can’t have as it’s a US-only model for now. After spotting camouflaged cars during European winter testing earlier this year, the bare shell of the new Hyundai Santa Cruz pick-up has been caught on camera and posted on Instagram...

Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)

As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs (electric vehicles) have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

Hyundai i30 Sedan gets N-Line treatment, due in Australia late 2020

Following in the tyre tracks of the Hyundai i30 N-Line 'warm hatch' – which bridged the gap between mainstream i30 models and the full-blown i30N hot hatch – Hyundai is poised to give its small sedan sibling a modest performance boost. The Hyundai Elantra will be renamed the Hyundai i30 sedan when the new model arrives in showrooms later this year...

Next generation Kia Stinger under a cloud – report

There may not be a second generation of the Kia Stinger, a report from Korean Car Blog has claimed. It is the second time in less than 12 months the long term future of the turbocharged sports sedan has been questioned. Last year CarAdvice reported Kia was undecided on whether it would build a successor to the current Stinger...

Hyundai Prophecy and 45 concepts confirmed for production

Two of Hyundai’s most recent concept cars, the Prophecy and 45 SUV, are headed for production, and once launched will form part of the brand’s 23 new electric vehicles by 2025. Confirmation comes courtesy of SangYup Lee, Hyundai senior vice president and head of Hyundai Global Design Center, who confirmed the models’ showroom arrival in an interview with British publication Auto Express: “There will be a production version of Prophecy coming after a production version of the 45 concept”...

Hyundai offers half-price servicing for healthcare workers in Australia

EXCLUSIVE Hyundai is offering half price car servicing to healthcare workers across Australia during the COVID-19 emergency response and nationwide lockdowns. A confidential bulletin issued by Hyundai to its national dealer network says the special offer is “designed to offer something back to the many workers across the country that are at the front line of the battle against coronavirus”...

2021 Hyundai i30 N automatic previewed: Veloster N eight-speed dual-clutch auto

Hyundai is poised to launch its new 2020 Veloster N hot hatch – the first model equipped with the brand’s new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission – however it will not be sold in Australia. While the Hyundai Veloster N is only available in left-hand drive for now, the new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission – dubbed "N DCT" – will be adopted as an option for the Hyundai i30 N and i30 Fastback N in Australia from “early 2021”...

New Hyundai Sonata due in Australia late 2020

The new generation Hyundai Sonata will be in Australian showrooms at the end of 2020 – about a year later than originally planned. While the 2021 Hyundai Sonata sedan will likely receive attention for its bold styling – with triangular daytime running lights that blend into the accent lines either side of the bonnet – it will initially be missing one of the key ingredients that has made the current model so popular in Australia...