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Hyundai N Line coming to core range – report

Hyundai's N Division – responsible for its performance models and motorsport endeavours – has confirmed a line of sport-themed variants based on existing models, and N-branded options and accessories, according to a new report out of the US...

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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 1: Track
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 1: Track

We pit five of the best turbo hot hatches - and one wildcard sedan - against one another to find out which is the fastest and most fun small rocketship for under $60k. In this video we test outright performance and lap times...


2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test

Is there a more vibrant and diverse segment on the market right now than that labelled 'hot hatch'? In fact, is it technically a segment at all, but rather a broad net cast wide enough to include a $25K compact-sized Suzuki Swift Sport at one extreme and larger, circa-$80K Audi RS3s and Merc-AMG A45s at the other? And that’s just hatchbacks...


CarAdvice podcast 100: We celebrate our 100th episode at Mercedes me Melbourne! 
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CarAdvice podcast 100: We celebrate our 100th episode at Mercedes me Melbourne! 

We celebrate our 100th episode at Mercedes me Melbourne! On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Andrew Beecher, Alborz Fallah, Tony Crawford, Mike Stevens, Scott Collie and James Wong. In car news, the BMW Concept iX3 and 2019 Lexus ES has been revealed, and Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan and Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury has been unveiled...


Hyundai's i30 N is a proper hot hatch, and a Golf GTI beater
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Hyundai's i30 N is a proper hot hatch, and a Golf GTI beater

Dethroning a king is never easy. Historically, even knifing a king in the back is a dangerous business, let alone removing one as publicly as we have done this week. You’ll see, through our comprehensive comparisons, Hyundai's i30 N has ended the Volkswagen Golf GTI's reign as the quintessential hot hatch...


2018 Hyundai i30 N v Volkswagen Golf GTI 5-door comparison
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2018 Hyundai i30 N v Volkswagen Golf GTI 5-door comparison

Trent Nikolic: Traditionally, boxing’s heavyweight division is the one that gets the most attention. Something to do with the big boys and their savage, one-punch-knockout power. Middleweight, however, has always been the glamour division. With fast, nimble, deceptive all-rounders – it’s the division the purists love to watch...


2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied
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2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied

The upcoming Hyundai i30 N Fastback has been spotted again this week doing rounds at the famed Nurburgring in Germany. For the first time the four-door i30 has dropped the heavy black sheeting and false body panels concealing most of its design details, giving us a closer peek at the final look – despite the black-and-white wrap...


30 Mostly Excellent Things You Want To Know About Hyundai i30 N - VIDEO
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30 Mostly Excellent Things You Want To Know About Hyundai i30 N - VIDEO

The 2018 Hyundai i30 N, the Korean marque's highly anticipated foray in the global hot hatchback arena, has finally lobbed into Oz. So what do you want to know about it? Well, we went to our Facebook page just prior to the local launch and we asked you. In return, you bombarded us with an avalanche of mostly excellent questions...


2018 Hyundai i30 N review
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2018 Hyundai i30 N review

“Hey, Tony. The i30 N. Mate, you were bang on,” I blurt out in Anthony Crawford’s direction, moments after my return from the upstart hot hatch’s local launch.


This week's top news stories: March 25
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This week's top news stories: March 25

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


CarAdvice podcast 95: Alf Buccella celebrates 50 years at the same dealership! 
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CarAdvice podcast 95: Alf Buccella celebrates 50 years at the same dealership! 

Mandy Turner is joined this week by founders Alborz Fallah and Tony Crawford. In car news, Uber's driverless trials have been suspended after a fatal collision with a pedestrian, the 2019 Kia K900 has been officially revealed, and track warranty cover has been announced for the new Hyundai i30 N...


Hyundai i30 N: DCT confirmed for 'late-2019'
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Hyundai i30 N: DCT confirmed for 'late-2019'

Hyundai has confirmed the i30 N hot hatch will gain a dual-clutch transmission option in late-2019, potentially accompanied by the entry-level variant not currently offered in Australia. According to Andrew Tuitahi, senior product manager for Hyundai Australia, described the decision to launch with only the Performance-spec i30 N as a "statement of intent", but said the range will continue evolving...


Hyundai i30 N track warranty announced
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Hyundai i30 N track warranty announced

Hyundai Australia has confirmed it will include cover for track use as part of the five-year warranty program on its i30 N hot hatch. The first product to launch under the Korean manufacturer's new N performance sub-brand arrives in Australia from $39,990 before on-road costs, in high-output 202kW/353Nm 'Performance' specification...


2018 Hyundai i30 N pricing and specs
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2018 Hyundai i30 N pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Hyundai i30 N have been announced this week, ahead of a mid-April arrival. Starting from $39,990 before on-road costs, the Korean manufacturer's first hot hatch dips below the magical $40,000 barrier, and comes standard with the higher-output 202kW/353Nm version (378Nm on overboost) of Hyundai's 2...


2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied
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2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied

The upcoming Hyundai i30 N Fastback has been spied on the roads of Europe, ahead of an anticipated reveal later this year. It's no secret the Korean manufacturer wants to expand its performance N line-up, and the four-door coupe version of the i30 looks like the next candidate...


Hyundai i30 N might offer racetrack warranty
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Hyundai i30 N might offer racetrack warranty

Hyundai is investigating the potential for warranty of its performance cars on the race track in the lead-up to the launch for the i30 N. As it stands, plenty of manufacturer warranties sit in a grey area for what is and what isn’t covered for their vehicles that find themselves out on a race track...


Hyundai i30 N “more suitable” for racetracks and “more fun” than Golf GTI
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Hyundai i30 N “more suitable” for racetracks and “more fun” than Golf GTI

The boss of Hyundai's N division says that the upcoming i30 N is better suited to regular track days and is more fun to drive than its direct rival, the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Responding to questions from the Australian media at the Detroit motor show today, head of Hyundai N and former head of BMW’s M division, Albert Biermann, said the whole idea of going out with the brand’s first N model was to produce something more track focused and more fun to drive, rather than the softer approach offered by its German rival...


Hyundai N Sport packs for i30, Kona, Veloster and Tucson coming
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Hyundai N Sport packs for i30, Kona, Veloster and Tucson coming

Hyundai will follow Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz’s lead in creating sport model packs that can be optioned on standard variants to give a more focused appearance and feel. The Hyundai N Sport packages, as they will be most likely known, will offer an AMG-Line, S-line or M Sport-style enhancements that will see equipped vehicles upgraded with sportier suspension, retuned steering and visual enhancements...


Hyundai Veloster N unlikely for Australia
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Hyundai Veloster N unlikely for Australia

Hyundai Australia says it’s unlikely we'll see the recently-unveiled Veloster N in Aussie showrooms. Unlike the European-sourced i30 N, the new Veloster and Veloster N – unveiled today at the Detroit motor show – are being built in South Korea. While the 'regular' 2018 Veloster range is set to debut in the third quarter of this year, the N model remains unconfirmed...


Hyundai i30 N sparking biggest ever interest for brand
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Hyundai i30 N sparking biggest ever interest for brand

The upcoming Hyundai i30 N hot hatch, which is expected to land in showrooms across Australia in March, has garnered the highest level of interest from the general public than any other Hyundai before it. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Detroit motor show this week, Hyundai Australia’s general manager of public relations, Bill Thomas, confirmed the high level of interest whilst also stating that it will be the best bang-for-your buck car in its class...