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Hyundai Santa Fe, i45 recalled for engine fix

Hyundai has issued a recall for 9678 examples of its 'YF' i45 sedan and 'DM' Santa Fe SUVs fitted with the 2.4 GDi petrol engine over concerns vehicles could experience engine failure when in use...

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2014 Hyundai Sonata revealed
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2014 Hyundai Sonata revealed

The all-new 2014 Hyundai Sonata has been revealed ahead of going on sale in Australia in the second half of the year. Hyundai's all-new mid-size model boasts a more conservative appearance than the polarising i45, with a bold new hexagonal grille and smoother, less fussy surface finishing than before...


Hyundai Sonata coming back to Australia
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Hyundai Sonata coming back to Australia

Hyundai Australia has confirmed the return of the Hyundai Sonata from the third quarter of 2014. As previously reported, the seventh-generation Hyundai Sonata has been under consideration for our market for some time, with the decision to reintroduce the mid-sized sedan and bring back the Sonata badge made internally last week...


Hyundai: New Cars 2014
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Hyundai: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Hyundai Australia's showroom in 2014. Hyundai Elantra update (January) The 2014 Hyundai Elantra will arrive in January with a significantly different suspension set-up tuned by Australian engineers. Hyundai Australia claims it has worked extensively on retuning the Elantra’s suspension to improve both ride quality and body control...


Hyundai i45 axed from Australian line-up
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Hyundai i45 axed from Australian line-up

The Hyundai i45 has been discontinued from Hyundai's Australian line-up in favour of its newer, European-designed and almost identically sized Hyundai i40 sibling. Hyundai Australia today confirmed its decision to suspend importing the i45 was based on increasing global demand for the mid-sized sedan – known as the Sonata in most overseas markets – and limitations in global supply...


Car sales 2012: Medium cars outsell large
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Car sales 2012: Medium cars outsell large

Sales of medium cars surged beyond those of large cars in Australia for the first time in 2012, with the locally produced Toyota Camry leading the charge. After coming up just short of the large-car segment in 2011 (75,984 versus 78,077), the medium class rocketed past it in 2012. Sales soared 15.4 per cent to 87,674 units, while large cars plummeted to 63,096, down 19...


Hyundai i45 to crash Sydney motor show
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Hyundai i45 to crash Sydney motor show

A crashed Hyundai i45 will join a roomful of pristine showroom vehicles at the 2012 Australian international motor show in Sydney as the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) makes its debut at the nation’s biggest annual automotive event. The Hyundai i45 earned the maximum five-star safety rating from ANCAP after the local organisation conducted a crash test on the mid-sized sedan at the end of 2010...


Hyundai worries Toyota and Honda in the US
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Hyundai worries Toyota and Honda in the US

Hyundai’s i45 is known as the Sonata in the United States and it clearly represents a big threat to Japanese automakers, if recent comments by executives from Toyota and Honda are to be taken seriously. The latest generation Sonata was released in the US back in January 2010 and at year’s end had already notched up sales of 196, 623 units, which was a massive 64 percent increase on 2009 sales...


2011 Hyundai i45 Active new 2.0-litre engine cuts price
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2011 Hyundai i45 Active new 2.0-litre engine cuts price

Hyundai Australia has revised the entry-level end of the Hyundai i45 range with the introduction of a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a $2600 price reduction. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine will be available only in the base model Active trim, with prices starting at $26,990 for the six-speed manual and $28,590 for the six-speed automatic (excluding on-road costs)...


Hyundai i45 vs Kia Optima comparison review
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Hyundai i45 vs Kia Optima comparison review

Models tested: Hyundai i45 Premium and Kia Optima Platinum: 2.4-litre, four cylinder petrol, six-speed automatic, four-door medium sedans. The crowded medium-size car category has two South Koreans shaking up the establishment. Based on specs alone, it's almost impossible to tell them apart; they're essentially cut from the same mould - after all it's the same parent company...


Medium Car Comparison
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Medium Car Comparison

With more and more private buyers downsizing from large cars, the demand for medium cars has been on the rise for some time. To make life easier we've picked our favourite six medium cars to outline their strengths and weaknesses. We picked a price point of under $40,000 (not including on-roads) and looked at the most expensive variant that fell below that price point for each make and model...


ANCAP: Hyundai i45 scores 5 stars, Holden Barina Spark 4 stars
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ANCAP: Hyundai i45 scores 5 stars, Holden Barina Spark 4 stars

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has awarded the Hyundai i45 a five-star safety rating and the recently released Holden Barina Spark a four-star rating after the latest round of crash testing. The i45 features front, side and curtain airbags as standard, as well as ABS, EBD and stability control. Advanced seatbelt reminders are fitted to both front seats...


Hyundai range awarded Gold Star Cars by Wheels magazine
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Hyundai range awarded Gold Star Cars by Wheels magazine

Hyundai has picked up a number awards from Australian motoring magazine, Wheels, which sees the Hyundai i20 Elite, Hyundai i30 SLX, Hyundai i45 Elite and Hyundai Sante Fe Elite pick up first prize in selected categories. The Hyundai i20 Elite picked up best overall across all categories though, due its affordable insurance premium, five year warranty and excellent fuel consumption...


Hyundai i45/40 Wagon Spy Photos
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Hyundai i45/40 Wagon Spy Photos

With Hyundai having updated its i45 with new suspension settings for Australia, the brand's flagship model is set to conquer even more market share in its category. Nonetheless, what the i45 lacks is body variants, particularly a wagon. Perhaps that's all about to change...


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigating Hyundai Sonata i45
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigating Hyundai Sonata i45

The NHTSA in the US is investigating a steering-related problem with the Hyundai Sonata - our Hyundai i45. Although the investigation does only affect American models, the concern could become more widespread. Only after being on sale for a few months in America, the Sonata has received various awards and praises from journalists and automotive experts since...


Hyundai mid-year review 2010
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Hyundai mid-year review 2010

Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s Ben Hershman spoke with CarAdvice about the first half of 2010 and looked ahead to the rest of the year... The year so far Hyundai sales have increased 41.5 percent in 2010 on the back of an influx of new models and growing popularity of competitively priced small vehicles and competent SUVs and people-movers...


2011 Hyundai i40/i45 wagon spy photos
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2011 Hyundai i40/i45 wagon spy photos

With the Hyundai i45 now on sale in Australia, the Korean company has began the final stages of a complete model revamp. So it's no surprise then that we have just been handed the very first spy photos of the Hyundai i40/i45 wagon by photographers in Europe...


Hyundai i45 Review
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Hyundai i45 Review

It’s already been dubbed the ‘Camry Killer’ by some of the world’s motoring press...


Hyundai sales growth continues in April, iMax leads local sales charge
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Hyundai sales growth continues in April, iMax leads local sales charge

Hyundai has continued to gain ground in April with sales figures continuing upward. Leading the sales charge, the iMax range of vans achieved a best ever monthly market share of 23.9 per cent. Selling 277 units in April the iMax van range continues to win fans, April the best result for iMax since its launch into Australia in February 2008...


2010 Hyundai i45 spy photos, testing in Sydney this morning
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2010 Hyundai i45 spy photos, testing in Sydney this morning

Following our spy photos this morning of the upcoming 2011 Hyundai Accent, an eagle-eyed CarAdvice reader in Sydney has sent through these images on the new 2010 Hyundai i45 testing on local roads. The Hyundai i45, which will replace the Hyundai Sonata, is set to arrive here in Australia in the second quarter of this year. Powered by an all-new 2...