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Electric car sales surge in the first five months of this year

Private buyers are the driving force behind an unprecedented surge in electric car sales in Australia. Demand for electric cars among private individuals – rather than business or government fleets – increased by a staggering 56 per cent in the first five months of this year – at the same time as the overall market slumped by 24 per cent, figures obtained by CarAdvice show...

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe revealed ahead of Australian launch

The new-look 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has been unveiled today, following the release of two shadowy teaser images in May. As promised in those earlier photos, the updated Hyundai Santa Fe introduces a wide new grille design that tapers at each end to form what will likely be a new theme for the wider Hyundai range...

2020 Hyundai Kona price and specs: small SUV gets a price bump

Hyundai's small SUV, the Kona, has had a price rise, with all variants except the entry-level Go seeing a bump of around $260-$650 each. "There was a 1 per cent increase across the range – excluding Kona Go," a Hyundai spokesperson confirmed to CarAdvice. There were no specification changes in line with the price hike...

Toyota tops the list, Tesla climbs the ranks in Australia's most trusted car brands

Japanese car giant Toyota has once again been named the most trusted car brand in Australia, but consumers have increasing faith in electric-car challenger brand Tesla – and 'distrust' Holden and Volkswagen, new research has found...

Hyundai Australia extends warranties again due to COVID-19

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here Hyundai Australia has again increased its warranty extension period to account for the decrease in car use during COVID-19 lockdown periods. The new extension means Hyundai cars with warranties that were due to expire anywhere between 1 March 2020 and 31 May 2020, will have their warranty extended to 30 June 2020...

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe teased

UPDATE: The new-look 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has now been revealed. Details here. A shadowy preview image for the updated 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has been handed down today, revealing a significant front-end makeover...

New Hyundai ute comes to life in digital form

This is what the new Hyundai Santa Cruz pick-up could look like, according an artist impression by a Russian website. Using a photo of the bare shell of the Hyundai Santa Cruz that appeared online a fortnight ago, the website Kolesa.ru has created a computer generated image of what it imagines the showroom version could look like...

2021 Hyundai Tucson spy photos

The new-generation 2021 Hyundai Tucson has been spied testing again this week, the first time since it was properly previewed at last year's Los Angeles motor show. Although the new Tucson had been caught in camouflage earlier in 2019, it was LA's Vision T plug-in hybrid concept that offered the best look yet at what we can expect from the new mid-sized SUV...

Hyundai plans to use UV radiation to sterilise car interiors

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here Hyundai is planning to use ultraviolet (UV) light globes to sterilise the interiors of its cars. UV radiation has been shown to kill microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi – and also neutralise viruses – with the brand pointing to its use in hospitals, train stations and art galleries...

Hyundai 45 electric car spy photos - UPDATE

Hyundai’s next electric car has been caught on camera while testing near the company’s German engineering centre at the Nurburgring. The photos show a production-ready body, meaning the Hyundai 45 electric car will likely be in European showrooms some time next year...

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...