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The refreshed Hyundai Sonata Active gets a tweaked look and a much better cabin design and fit-out. It remains an uber-competent and comfortable big sedan lacking few attributes but charm.
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CARADVICE RATING 7.8
FUEL ECONOMY 8.3/100km
SEAT 5
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10

Hyundai i40 discontinued in Australia

Hyundai Australia has confirmed the ageing i40 sedan and wagon have been dropped from the local line-up, with the next-generation Sonata to be the brand's standalone mid-sized offering when it arrives later this year. Currently, the brand offers the i40 and Sonata concurrently in the medium segment, with the i40 available in both sedan and wagon forms while the Sonata is sedan-only...

CarAdvice podcast 146: Race the NSW Highway Patrol... legally!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Paul Maric and James Wong. In car news, the next-generation BMW 1 Series has been previewed, Toyota Australia has confirmed three hybrid launches before the end of the year, and the Ford Ranger is getting AEB across the range. Also, initial details have been released for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan has been revealed...

2020 Hyundai Sonata: Initial details

The new-generation Hyundai Sonata was first revealed a month ago, but now the manufacturer has release some preliminary details about its upcoming sedan. After getting an early glimpse of the exterior and interior designs, we now have new information regarding the new Sonata's engine range along with available convenience and driver assistance technologies...

2020 Hyundai Sonata revealed, Australian launch this year

Get a load of the new Hyundai Sonata! The new one is no bland yet practical three-box sedan, but rather a sleek 'four-door coupe' in the mould of Volkswagen's Arteon. This is the eighth-generation model to wear the name, and returns the moniker to the sort of overtly design-led direction embodied by the long-gone i45...

Hyundai Sonata, Grandeur recalled over ABS fault

Hyundai has recalled 10,617 cars built between 2004 and 2013 across the Sonata and Grandeur model lines, over concerns water could short circuit the ABS circuit board. Hyundai says there's a fire risk if the ABS board is short circuited as a result of the fault. Affected Sonata and Grandeur sedans were sold between August 18 2004 and December 12 2013...

2017 Good Design Awards, Chicago: Genesis, Kia, Mitsubishi the big winners

The winners of the 2017 Good Design Awards have been announced, with several automotive manufacturers snagging multiple titles - including Genesis, Kia and Mitsubishi. In addition to the aforementioned brands, awards were won by Bentley, Ferrari, Hyundai and Range Rover...

2018 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specs

Hyundai has unveiled the facelifted 2018 Sonata, bringing new looks, a revised interior and more technology to the mid-size sedan. Gone is the Elite trim level from the outgoing Sonata, meaning the new car will be available in just Active and Premium spec. The range kicks off with the Active (below), which is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2...

Hyundai ix35, Santa Fe, Sonata recalled

Hyundai has issued recalls for earlier versions of its ix35, Santa Fe and Sonata model lines this week, with the SUVs susceptible of a fire risk while the sedan could have a faulty parking brake. ix35 and Santa Fe recall (446 vehicles) The Korean manufacturer has recalled 446 examples of its popular SUV models, sold between 31 August 2011 and 1 November 2011, over concerns vehicles fitted with an 'R' diesel engine could spring a fuel leak, posing a fire risk...

Deals on wheels for May 5

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Haggle hard, and happy shopping. If you spot any deals, let us know in the comments...

2018 Hyundai Sonata unveiled, Australian launch set for third quarter

The smartly facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata is gearing up for its Australian release later this year with a host of mechanical, cosmetic and interior changes that will see a revitalisation of the Toyota Camry rival in the medium can segment. In the first three months of this year, Hyundai Australia has sold just 168 Sonatas, down 72...

2017 Hyundai Sonata facelift revealed in Korea

The facelifted 2017 Hyundai Sonata has been officially revealed in its home market of South Korea this week, ahead of an Australian release due before mid-2017. Despite being a mid-life facelift, the mid-sized sedan has seen a pretty significant design overhaul, drawing upon the company's latest design language that was first seen on the new i30 hatch...