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2019 Hyundai Ioniq range review

You can’t accuse Hyundai of rushing into hybridisation or electrification. The carmaker first teased a model featuring an electric motor back in 2012. There’s a badge link between that show car and the showroom car Hyundai finally released in Australia in early 2019: both are called Ioniq (though the concept was written i-oniq)...

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Premium review
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Premium review

The Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid will do 60km on electric power, and has a petrol engine servicing as backup. Is this having your cake and eating it, or needless complexity?


2019 Nissan Leaf priced from $49,990
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2019 Nissan Leaf priced from $49,990

Nissan Australia has announced pricing information for the hotly-anticipated Leaf electric vehicle, which will (finally) arrive in August. Pricing will kick off at $49,990 before on-road costs, with pre-orders officially open. Power comes from an electric motor on the front axle making 110kW and 320Nm, hooked up to a 40kWh battery pack for a claimed 270km of range on the WLTP test cycle...


2019 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV v Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV comparison
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV v Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV comparison

Australians aren’t exactly rushing to buy electrified cars compared to a number of equally mature markets with greater purchase incentives and public charging networks. Sales data shows that electric and PHEV cars sold last year accounted for a tick over 0.1 per cent of vehicle sales (excluding Tesla, which refuses to disclose its sales data, but which is a niche player and wouldn’t change this figure greatly)...


Time Machine Tuesday: 26 February 2019
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Time Machine Tuesday: 26 February 2019

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of February 26 in years past...


2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, plug-in hybrid facelift unveiled
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2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, plug-in hybrid facelift unveiled

A facelift for the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid models has been unveiled overnight, just a month after the current model arrived in Australia. External revisions to the Ioniq include a revised grille, tweaked front bumper design, new LED driving lights, and new LED headlamps and tail-light graphics for top-spec models...


CarAdvice podcast 132: Grand Tour test driver, Abbie Eaton!
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CarAdvice podcast 132: Grand Tour test driver, Abbie Eaton!

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and James Wong. In car news, Volkswagen has announced its next generation platforms will be the last with petrol and diesel engines, and Mazda has stated there will be no more MPS models. Also, Ssangyong has confirmed a seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, and the 2019 Jeep Wrangler has scored a one-star Euro NCAP safety rating...


2019 Hyundai Ioniq review: Electric, Plug-in
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq review: Electric, Plug-in

Australia's most affordable electric vehicle is here. The best part? It doesn't drive like a science experiment.


CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X
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CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Porsche 911 and Mazda 3 have been revealed, Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs have been announced, and GM has announced it'll be closing factories and culling models. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line. On The Shortlist, we help Mark look for a ute for under $40,000...


Hyundai: Ioniq EV will account for half of sales
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Hyundai: Ioniq EV will account for half of sales

Hyundai Australia is predicting the pure-electric Ioniq will account for 50 per cent of sales in its three-pronged line-up, having last night revealed pricing for its first 'green car' Down Under. Speaking with media at the Ioniq launch in Brisbane, senior manager for product development at Hyundai Australia, Andrew Tuitahi, said the EV model is likely to win the majority of buyers, followed by the plug-in hybrid...


2019 Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs

Hyundai has announced pricing and specs for its three-pronged Ioniq range in Australia, with the eagerly-anticipated pure-electric model to kick off at $44,990 before on-road costs. The cheapest model will be the series hybrid, priced from $33,990 before on-roads, while the plug-in hybrid will start at $40,990...


Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Kona Electric top real-world range tests
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Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Kona Electric top real-world range tests

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric have begun rolling out across the company's export markets, and new tests from the UK have seen the Korean EVs perform strongly in terms of real-world range. Britain's What Car? recently announced the results of its 'Real Range' tests for electric cars currently available in the UK, complementing the firm's existing 'True MPG' tests for combustion-powered vehicles...


CarAdvice podcast 117: Ride along with our hatch comparison!
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CarAdvice podcast 117: Ride along with our hatch comparison!

It's a Sydney special! Joining Mandy Turner on the panel this week are CarAdvice CEO Andrew Beecher, founders Alborz Fallah and Tony Crawford, along with Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric. In car news, Holden has announced $28 million for autonomy and electric vehicle development, General Motors has stated there is 'no exit plan' for Holden, and reckons it's 'certainly capable' of getting Cadillac to Australia...


Hyundai Ioniq, Kona Electric, Veloster launch dates detailed
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Hyundai Ioniq, Kona Electric, Veloster launch dates detailed

Hyundai Australia has detailed its model rollout over for the coming months, including launch times for the new Ioniq, Veloster and Kona Electric. Kicking off proceedings will be the three-strong Ioniq family (top), set to go on sale in hybrid, plug-in and electric guises from October. Power in the Ioniq Hybrid comes from a 77kW/147Nm 1...


2019 Hyundai Ioniq detailed for the US
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq detailed for the US

The Hyundai Ioniq has been upgraded in North America for the 2019 model year, gaining additional active safety options and enhanced infotainment services. For the first time, driver attention alert and high-beam assist are available on select models, while autonomous emergency braking is now standard fit on the popular SEL grade...


EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021 - UPDATE
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EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021 - UPDATE

UPDATE (17/4): We've updated this article with new details of some of the models listed. Electric cars are coming, there's no stopping it. Here's a quick look at 10 noteworthy electric vehicles (EVs) heading for market in the next three years. Hyundai Ioniq Electric The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to the Toyota Prius, available in three flavours – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric...


2018 Hyundai Ioniq Premium hybrid review
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2018 Hyundai Ioniq Premium hybrid review

The Hyundai Ioniq is a compelling Toyota Prius rival that goes without the polarising design. However, the imminent PHEV and EV versions are the real tech showcases...


Hyundai Kona Electric will join Ioniq EV in Australia, within a year
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Hyundai Kona Electric will join Ioniq EV in Australia, within a year

Hyundai is poised to offer not one, but two battery electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia before the end of 2018: the (already confirmed) Ioniq hatchback and the recently announced Kona Electric. While the company won’t yet go on record regarding the Kona crossover EV’s Australian future bar the vague line “under review”, sources inside HMCA tell us it’s actually a lock, with an ideal launch time in the fourth quarter of the year priced somewhere around the $50k mark...


Hyundai Australia interested in more electric vehicles, potential for Kona EV
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Hyundai Australia interested in more electric vehicles, potential for Kona EV

Hyundai Australia says it would be interested in taking on additional electric vehicles if and when they become available, with the Ioniq EV showing strong demand from the market. With pictures of the brand’s small SUV being tested in electric form, likely to be known as Kona EV, it’s apparent the South Korean brand is actively working on additional electric vehicles...


Hyundai Hypereconiq Ioniq concept revealed for SEMA show
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Hyundai Hypereconiq Ioniq concept revealed for SEMA show

Hyundai has once again teamed with Bisimoto Engineering to create the HyperEconiq Ioniq concept for the SEMA show later this month. Combining the "best hypermiling, economy and friction technologies", the HyperEconiq Ioniq features an array of mechanical and cosmetic enhancements to make it one of the coolest eco-friendly cars to date...