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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...

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2019 Kia Soul EV spied
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2019 Kia Soul EV spied

The 2019 Kia Soul EV has been snapped during testing, with pictures of the interior revealing its likely range. Although the body is just as camouflaged as last time we saw the car, the latest batch of spy pictures includes a few pictures of the interior. The central touchscreen shows the battery on 92 per cent and a range of 437km, which suggests the car will do around 500km on a full charge...


Hyundai Kona Electric to be priced below $60,000
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Hyundai Kona Electric to be priced below $60,000

The Hyundai Kona Electric will launch in Australia early next year, and the Korean brand has declared that while it won't be a price leader, the brand has very strong targets. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the updated Tucson, Hyundai Australia product planning manager, Andrew Tuitahi, said that the company is working hard to get the pricing right...


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...


Hyundai Kona Electric: 20,000 orders already placed globally - report
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Hyundai Kona Electric: 20,000 orders already placed globally - report

Hyundai has taken 'over 20,000 reservations' for its Kona Electric globally, and its first export customers have received their vehicles in Norway this week. According to a report by Electrek the boatload of more than 100 Kona Electric units that arrived for Norwegian customers are the first deliveries outside of South Korea, with Hyundai claiming it has received more than 20,000 reservations for its electric crossover worldwide...


Poll: Hyundai Kona crushes Renault Zoe
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Poll: Hyundai Kona crushes Renault Zoe

Renault has opened the Zoe up for public sale, but its price point could prove prohibitive if our latest poll is any guide. Put head-to-head with the Hyundai Kona Electric, the little electric Renault garnered just 16 per cent of the vote. With a starting price of $47,990 before on-road costs, pushing to $49,990 before on-roads in top grade, the Zoe is priced right around where we're expecting the plug-in electric Hyundai to touch down...


Poll: Audi A4 Avant out-wagons the C-Class
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Poll: Audi A4 Avant out-wagons the C-Class

The new Audi A4 Avant might look just like the old one, barring a few tweaks to the bumpers, but it's still managed to topple the equally-subtly redesigned C-Class Estate in our latest poll. It was a close-run thing, but 59 per cent of respondents preferred the angular wagon from Ingolstadt over the curvier creation from Stuttgart...


Kia Niro EV: New details revealed at Busan motor show
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Kia Niro EV: New details revealed at Busan motor show

The Kia Niro EV has been presented at the Busan motor show in Korea this week, accompanied by new details regarding additional variants and the driver-assistance technologies on offer. It appears the Niro EV has a lot in common with the Hyundai Kona Electric, with Kia confirming the electric SUV's 150kW/395Nm electric motor which exclusively drives the front wheels – contrary to previous coverage suggesting it would feature the Ioniq Electric's lower-output 88kW/295Nm unit...


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...


This week's top news stories: April 1
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This week's top news stories: April 1

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...


Hyundai Kona Electric coming late 2018/early 2019, long-range the priority - UPDATE
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Hyundai Kona Electric coming late 2018/early 2019, long-range the priority - UPDATE

UPDATE: News story now updated with preview video from the 2018 New York motor show. Hyundai Australia says the hotly-anticipated Kona Electric should be touching down locally late this year, or early in 2019. According to the company, our compact electric SUV will be sourced from Korea when it arrives...


2018 Hyundai Kona Electric revealed
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2018 Hyundai Kona Electric revealed

Hyundai has unveiled its pure-electric Kona EV overnight, with up to 150kW of power and a 470km range. The battery-powered compact SUV will be offered in two trim levels: short- and long-range. In short-range guise, the car is powered by a 99kW/395Nm electric motor, good for a 9.3 second sprint to 100km/h and 167km/h flat out. It draws on a 39...


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...