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Poll: Hyundai i30 Fastback N claims in-house bragging rights

The Hyundai i30N Fastback has comfortably beaten its hatchback sibling in our latest poll, suggesting it'll be a hit when it arrives in Australia next year. With four doors, a six-speed manual transmission, and a 2...

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Hyundai i30 N Option concept revealed
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Hyundai i30 N Option concept revealed

Hyundai has revealed the i30 N Option show car at the 2018 Paris motor show, previewing some of the racy add-ons buyers could soon add to their hot hatches. No less than 25 exterior and interior individualisation options are showcased on this vehicle, including a carbon-fibre bodykit, a massive carbon-fibre rear wing, and 20-inch lightweight alloys shod in high-performance semi-slick tyres...


Poll: 2019 Audi e-tron lands first blow in EV battle
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Poll: 2019 Audi e-tron lands first blow in EV battle

They're both electric, they're both German and they're both official – finally. It appears the more conventional Audi e-tron quattro is leading the electric charge, having toppled the Mercedes-Benz EQC in our latest poll. A handy 66 per cent of respondents to the poll favoured the angular Audi, which is already being produced ahead of a European market launch at the end of this year...


CarAdvice podcast 120: How did the i30 N get its exhaust note?
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CarAdvice podcast 120: How did the i30 N get its exhaust note?

Mike Costello and Kez Casey join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been revealed, 2019 HSV Camaro pricing and specs have been announced, and the Bugatti W16 engine will 'the last of its kind'. Also, cars with alpha Takata airbag inflators in South Australia won't be registrable from November 1...


Hyundai N: Two more models likely, but no G70 N - report
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Hyundai N: Two more models likely, but no G70 N - report

Hyundai's N division is plotting two more models after the i30 Fastback N (above) – set to debut at the Paris motor show – but a more focused version of the Genesis G70 luxury sedan won't be among them. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Hyundai's head of vehicle testing and high-performance development, Albert Biermann, said a fourth N model is definitely in the plan, with an additional "surprise" potentially in the pipeline...


Hyundai i30 Fastback N here in 2019
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Hyundai i30 Fastback N here in 2019

Hyundai Australia has confirmed it will offer the i30 Fastback N next year, shortly after the company's global division issued some teaser images of its newest N model in action. Scheduled to be unveiled later this year, the i30 Fastback N is based on the i30 Fastback offered in Europe, combining the five-door coupe body with the performance-focused underpinnings of the i30 N hatchback...


Hyundai N Line coming to core range – report
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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...


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...