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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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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...

2014-15 Hyundai Sonata recalled for sunroof fix

Hyundai has issued a recall for 755 of its 2014 and 2015 Sonata sedans over concerns models fitted with the panoramic sunroof could have a faulty wind deflector. The Korean company reports affected vehicles may have a wind deflector that was not correctly secured during the manufacturing process and as a result could detach while the vehicle is in motion...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2018 Hyundai Sonata facelift leaked

A photo of what appears to be the facelifted Hyundai Sonata sedan has been leaked and published online. The solitary low-resolution image, above, was originally posted on Hyundai-Blog.com overnight. It's not clear how or where the site sourced the image. Despite that, the blog has a good recent history with leaks...

2018 Hyundai Sonata facelift sketches go official - UPDATE

UPDATE: Hyundai Australia has released the same sketches and confirmed the reveal of the next Sonata for next month. See bottom of article for details. The facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata has been teased in sketches that have been leaked online, giving a closer look at what the updated sedan will look like when it gets revealed later this year...