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Genesis: First Australian showroom taking shape

Customers of Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis may never need to venture to a dealership or service centre under a radical plan to “reinvent” the car buying and ownership experience. After almost a year of delays, Genesis is a step closer to opening its first standalone showroom in Australia – in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall – with cars due to go on sale in March 2019...

Albert Biermann appointed head of Hyundai R&D

Albert Biermann, former head of BMW M, has been appointed head of research and development at the Hyundai Motor Group. He replaces Yang Woong-chul, who, according to Reuters, will leave the company. Biermann joined Hyundai in 2015 as the company's head of vehicle testing and high performance cars...

CarAdvice podcast 133: Camaro v Mustang!

Join Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and Tony Crawford in Sydney for the CarAdvice Christmas Party! Tony talks about his new purchase, a Ford Mustang Bullitt, and we announce the winner of guess the exhaust. In car news, external airbags have been put to the test, an i30 N Line has joined the Hyundai range, the McLaren 720S Spider has been revealed, and the Toyota GR Supra Super GT Concept has been teased...

2019 Hyundai Elantra pricing and specs

Hyundai Australia has detailed the revised 2019 Elantra range, headlined by a new look, additional trim levels, and a host of new available features. The variant count has increased to four, with two core versions and two performance models making up the family. For 2019 there's the new entry-level Go (pictured in white), priced from $21,490 before on-road costs lowering the cost of entry by around $400...

2019 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs: i30 N Line joins the range

Hyundai Australia has detailed the revised 2019 i30 range, which is largely unchanged for the new year except the addition of the new N Line and N Line Premium variants in replacing the previous SR grades. Similar to the N Line versions revealed for Europe a few months ago, the Oz-market i30 N Line brings the look of the flagship i30 N hot hatch without the flagship powertrain...

CarAdvice podcast 132: Grand Tour test driver, Abbie Eaton!

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and James Wong. In car news, Volkswagen has announced its next generation platforms will be the last with petrol and diesel engines, and Mazda has stated there will be no more MPS models. Also, Ssangyong has confirmed a seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, and the 2019 Jeep Wrangler has scored a one-star Euro NCAP safety rating...

Hyundai Kona EV, Kia e-Niro range downgraded

The long-range Hyundai Kona EV has had its range downgraded on the WLTP test cycle, after the company discovered its external test agency hadn't followed the correct test procedure. Kia last week downgraded the range of its e-Niro for the same reason. The re-rating means the 39kWh Kona is rated for 289km instead of 300km, while the 64kWh model is officially good for 449km rather than the 470km initially promised...

2018 Hyundai iMax, iLoad recalled

Hyundai Australia has recalled the 2018 iMax and iLoad, over concerns about the locking mechanism on the rear doors. According to the company, the locking mechanism on the rear sliding door could be defective and unable to hold the door open. When the vehicle is parked facing downhill, the holding mechanism could fail, making the door slide forward and slam shut...

ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings

ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to the Ford Focus, Genesis G70, Hyundai Santa Fe and Jaguar I-Pace this week. The two SUVs managed 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Focus and G70 posted 85 per cent and 81 per cent respectively. Interestingly, the Focus managed an impressive 87 per cent score for child occupant protection, which was better than the other three models...

Greater 'clarity' required around Australian emissions regulations - Hyundai

Hyundai has reinforced the need for new emissions regulations in Australia, suggesting the industry is eagerly waiting for a 'line in the sand' from the Federal Government on the issue. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq in Brisbane, Scott Nargar, manager of future mobility and government relations at Hyundai Australia, highlighted the importance of certainty surrounding emissions Down Under...

2019 Hyundai Palisade revealed in LA

The all-new Hyundai Palisade has made its official debut at the Los Angeles motor show, ahead of its North American launch in the summer of 2019. Serving as the Korean brand's new SUV flagship, the Palisade will sit above the Santa Fe in Hyundai's line-up and go up against the likes of the Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota Highlander (Kluger) in the States...