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Hyundai unleashes assault on small SUV segment with the all-new Kona

Hyundai has unveiled its all-new Kona small SUV into one of the most popular segments in Australia, joining the brand’s bigger Tucson and Santa Fe SUVs. The Kona is said to be developed to meet both the rational and emotional needs of its buyers and neatly blends the key elements required …

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2017 Hyundai i30 SR Manual Review

Despite the meteoric rise and our love affair with high-riding SUVs, the humble hatchback is still a significant player in our market with the Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Hyundai i30 regularly making up the top three models on the overall monthly sales chart. But like almost all other segments, it …

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Hyundai previews future of motoring with new Fuel Cell SUV

Hyundai has provided an early glimpse of the future of motoring with its next-generation fuel cell vehicle. The as yet unnamed, near production ready model is set for an official launch early next year. It is Hyundai’s second commercially produced hydrogen model (after the 2013 ix35 Fuel Cell) and uses …

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Hyundai i30 N arrives as brand’s first hot hatch

After strings of test sessions around major circuits around the world, including the Nurburgring and, closer to home, Mount Panorama, Hyundai’s first ever hot hatch has finally arrived. Built on the new generation i30 and inspired by Hyundai’s World Rally Championship involvement, the i30 N is the car company’s first serious attempt …

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Video: 2018 Hyundai i30 N prototype tackles Mount Panorama, Bathurst

Engineering development of Hyundai’s first-ever hot-hatch has reached Australia last month, as the i30 N made its Australian competition debut at the Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst. Driven by Australian tarmac rally specialist and Hyundai WRC test driver, Brendan Reeves, the heavily disguised i30 N prototype participate in the Nulon …

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Hyundai Kona joins compact SUV segment

The compact SUV segment has just got a little more crowded with the arrival of yet another player, the all-new Hyundai Kona. Rivaling class leaders Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR, the Kona is the latest member of Hyundai’s fast expanding SUV line-up, joining the midsize Tucson and seven-seater …

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2017 Hyundai i30 pricing and specifications announced

Hyundai has announced the pricing and specification of its all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 hatch, which goes on sale later this month. The entry-level i30 Active manual lops in at $20,950 excluding on-road costs, $500 less than the outgoing model. Despite the price reduction, Hyundai says the model comes with approximately …

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Hyundai Santa Fe conquers gruelling 5,800km Antarctic trek

History has been made by Hyundai with a successful crossing of Antarctica from Union Camp to McMurdo and back again. Using a lightly modified 2.2-litre diesel Santa Fe driven by Patrick Bergel, Great Grandson of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, the journey marks the first time the continent has been …

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Close to production Hyundai i30 N entered into VLN Endurance Race

Hyundai is continuing to hone its first-ever hot hatch, the i30 N ahead of its global launch later this year with a close to production model entered into the VLN (Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring) endurance race. Albert Biermann, Hyundai Motor Head of Vehicle Test and High Performance Development, said: “We want our …

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Hyundai revamps 2018 Tucson range with powertrain upgrade

Hyundai has revised the specification for the Tucson compact SUV including the adoption of a 2.0-litre direct-injection petrol engine in two model grades and range-wide access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility. Released as 2018 models, the four-tier Tucson line-up gets the 2.0-litre GDi (gasoline direction-injection) four-cylinder engine in …

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Hyundai adds V6 power to Santa Fe range

Hyundai has permanently retained a V6 model to the Santa Fe seven-seat SUV range following the success of the V6-powered Santa Fe 30th Limited Edition launched in September last year. Priced from $40,990, a $200 hike over the limited run 30th Edition, the Santa Fe V6 is added to the range as …

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Hyundai teases more stylish 2017 Sonata

Believe it or not, the current seventh-generation Hyundai Sonata is nearly three years old and ripe for a facelift. The updated model is set to be unveiled next month in Korea but Hyundai has dropped a couple of teaser sketches of the car ahead of its debut. As you can …

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