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  • Watch out Golf GTi, Hyundai i30 N is here.

    After more than 9500km of testing on the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, Hyundai have finally released the eagerly awaited i30 N. The i30 N marks the South Korean manufacture’s first attempt at producing a premium segment vehicle- and the hot hatch segment is brave arena to target. Taking direct aim...
  • Another Korean performance car is on the horizen

    The Hyundai i30 N, Hyundai Motor Company’s first high-performance model, has been tested to the limit on a frozen lake in temperatures as low as minus 30°C at Arjeplog, Sweden, by FIA World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville as part of its final development program. This is promising as...
  • Dark ages as Hyundai adds 4-speed auto to latest i20

    Hyundai bunches up its 2017 i20 model offering with the addition of an automatic gearbox to the existing 1.4-litre engine. With a price tag of R249 900, the Hyundai i20 comes with a fairly standard set of features like Bluetooth, steering-mounted controls and USB. “Customers are in for a surprise...
  • Toyota tests 2017 Yaris WRC in the snow

    Toyota is busy with its 2017 Yaris WRC test program to ensure that its return to top-tier rallying – after a 17-year hiatus – brings success. The Toyota Yaris WRC has been built in accordance to the 2017 regulations which permit wider chassis design, fuller aero modifications and increased...
  • New rules and rivals for 280kW i20 WRC

    The Hyundai i20 WRC car was revealed earlier this month at Italy’s Monza racing circuit, ahead of its entry into the 2017 World Rally Championship. With current champions Volkswagen leaving the sport at the end of 2016, the car is expected to be a front-running contender in next year’s season. It replaces...
  • Hyundai now offers diesel engines for Tucson

    Hyundai South Africa has fattened the Tucson range from five models to seven with the introduction of two new turbodiesel engines. “The Tucson turbodiesels – launched at a very competitive price and with a comprehensive standard package – will certainly add a further boost to Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s sales...
  • Affordable performance for Hyundai i30 N Sport

    After last week’s rendezvous at the Nurburgring, Hyundai has confirmed that the i30 will be the brand’s first full-grown N-Sport model. Veloster Turbo aside, the Hyundai i30 N-Sport will be the brand’s most convincing assault on a market dominated by VW Golf GTi, Ford Focus ST and Renault Megane...
  • Hyundai may have thought of the smartest door

    You get gullwing doors, suicide doors, sliding doors, doors that vanish into the sill (BMW Z1) and conventional doors… and Hyundai has come up with another type, the sliding gullwing door. The Korean automaker has filed for a patent for a door design which would combine both effects and benefits...
  • Launch Drive: Hyundai Tucson resumes from ix35

    The Hyundai Tucson name is not unfamiliar to South Africans and was previously given to one of Hyundai’s more successful models to date. Back in 2010 the Tucson was replaced by the conventionally named Hyundai ix35 and though the latter was subsequently a new generation of the Tucson, the often mispronounced name...