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2017 Top 5 midsize SUVs under $45,000

With medium sized SUVs getting more popular by the day, we’ve put together 5 that ranked highly in our previous individual reviews and, in our opinion, the best of their class. All comes with 5 seats except for the Honda CR-V, which can be had with a 7-seat layout. Honda …

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Fresh-faced 2018 Hyundai Sonata checks in

The new 2018 Hyundai Sonata, featuring fresh new exterior design, enhanced standard features and a new eight-speed automatic transmission paired with the turbo engine, makes its debut in Australia this month. The 2018 Sonata’s new look starts with Hyundai’s signature Cascading Grille and sleek new headlights, and extends through a …

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2017 Hyundai i30 Review – SR Premium vs Premium, Petrol vs Diesel

To the untrained eye both these top spec Hyundai i30’s come across as nigh on identical. Priced identically at $33,950 excluding on-road costs, both the diesel-powered Premium and petrol-motivated SR Premium have 1.6-litre four cylinder turbocharged engines, the exact same body and even the names are practically similar. So why is it worth …

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Hyundai Tucson gets hotted up for SEMA

Set to grace the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show stand in Las Vegas, this Hyundai Tucson Sport Concept was created with the help of Florida-based tuner, Vaccar. First up, the tuner has given the Tucson a makeover in the form of unique two-tone paintwork, mesh front grille, front spoiler, …

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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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