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New car diary for Hyundai

Make: Hyundai

Model: Kona - Electric

Approximate: Nov 2018

Based on the Kona crossover, the emissions-free Kona Electric is Australia’s first battery-powered small SUV and is set to arrive Down Under sometime in the fourth quarter of 2018.

read more about the Hyundai Kona

Make: Hyundai

Model: Tucson

Released: Aug 2018

Hyundai's best selling SUV, the Tucson, will be updated with i30-inspired styling and technology when it goes on sale in August.

read more about the Hyundai Tucson

Make: Hyundai

Model: i30 - N

Released: Apr 2018

Hyundai Australia will exclusively offer the most powerful version of its i30 N, with the South Korean hot hatch coming in at $39,990 before on-road costs.

read more about the Hyundai i30

Make: Hyundai

Model: IONIQ

Released: Sep 2018

Hyundai’s Ioniq will come to Australia in all three electrified variants; a standard hybrid, plug-in and all-electric.

read more about the Hyundai IONIQ

Make: Hyundai

Model: Santa Fe

Released: Jul 2018

The fourth-generation Santa Fe large SUV has picked up a fresh design inside and out, improved ride and handling and more active safety technology. The South Korean seven-seater is larger than its predecessor, though it carries over its 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel and 3.3-litre V6 petrol powertrain options.

read more about the Hyundai Santa Fe

Make: Hyundai

Model: Sonata

Released: Oct 2017

Hyundai will give its Sonata mid-sizer a facelift, which includes a fresh nose, upgraded interior and a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The rear-end sees 'Sonata' spelt out across the breadth of the bootlid.
read more about the Hyundai Sonata

Make: Hyundai

Model: Kona

Released: Oct 2017

Hyundai will finally enter the hotly contested small-size SUV segment when its debuts the Kona as a competitor for the Mazda CX-3. A split-level headlight cluster and large hexagonal grille dominate the edgy front fascia.
read more about the Hyundai Kona

Make: Hyundai

Model: i30

Released: May 2017

Entering its third-generation, the Hyundai i30 levels up with a new look and punchier engine options. Infotainment and driver assistant tech ensure the small hatch stays on the sales forefront.
read more about the Hyundai i30

Make: Hyundai

Model: IONIQ

Released: Sep 2016

Hyundai will release an all-new trio of petrol-electric hybrids in the third quarter 2016. It will pair a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor that can put out 32kW/170 Nm on its own.
read more about the Hyundai IONIQ

Make: Hyundai

Model: Elantra

Released: Feb 2016

Hyundai's updated version of its Elantra small car is set to arrive Down Under in February. The new version will have an updated engine, as well as a sporty version that will use the 1.6-litre turbo engine used in the Veloster SR Turbo.
read more about the Hyundai Elantra

Make: Hyundai

Model: Tucson

Released: Jul 2015

Hyundai have resurrected the Tucson nameplate to replace the outgoing but popular ix35 mid-sized SUV. The Tucson will be offered in four different variants, and employs both petrol and diesel engines.
read more about the Hyundai Tucson

Make: Hyundai

Model: i40

Released: Jun 2015

The slightly restyled i40 will wear a Veloster-like front grille as well as receiving a new double-clutch transmission, more powerful diesel engine and increased safety features.
read more about the Hyundai i40

Make: Hyundai

Model: Veloster

Released: May 2015

Hyundai's polarising Veloster is set to receive an update to its styling, possibly getting Hyundai's new hexagonal grille seen on the upcoming Sonata, and updated technology throughout.
read more about the Hyundai Veloster

Make: Hyundai

Model: i30

Released: Apr 2015

The second generation of the extremely popular Hyundai i30 lands in Australia in April. The makeover brought more equipment, technological advances and cleaner engines.
read more about the Hyundai i30

Make: Hyundai

Model: Sonata

Released: Feb 2015

After a few delays, the Sonata nameplate will return to Australia to compete in the mid-size sedan segment. Selling alongside the smaller i40 range, the Sonata will remain a sedan and petrol-only model.
read more about the Hyundai Sonata

Make: Hyundai

Model: Genesis

Released: Nov 2014

Hyundai’s entrant into the luxury sedan market arrives to compete against the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the high-end sedan segment. Time will tell if the second-generation Genesis has what it takes to take the top spot in a small, but growing market.
read more about the Hyundai Genesis

Make: Hyundai

Model: Genesis - Sedan

Released: Nov 2014

Hyundai will enter the luxury segment in Australia for the first time with its Genesis sedan set to kick off from about $50,000 and battle established rivals including the Lexus IS, Infiniti Q50, BMW 3 Series and Holden Caprice. The 5 Series-sized sedan will be powered by a 248kW/400Nm 3.8-litre V6 engine, with Australia missing out on the 313kW/520Nm V8 earmarked for the US.
read more about the Hyundai Genesis

Make: Hyundai

Model: Accent - SR

Released: Dec 2013

Australia is on track to become the world’s first market to offer a sporty SR version of the Accent, following its 2012 preview at the Sydney motor show. Joining the larger i30 SR, which launched in August 2013, the Accent has had significant local input and will offer performance and dynamic improvements over the regular range. Expect pricing around $21K and power around the 100kW mark.
read more about the Hyundai Accent

Make: Hyundai

Model: ix35

Released: Dec 2013

Unveiled at the 2013 Geneva motor show in March, Hyundai’s heavily upgraded ix35 brings the promise of improved ride and handling for Australia, and, potentially, more power and economy with an all-new 2.0-litre ‘Nu’ four-cylinder petrol engine set to replace the ‘Theta II’ version in the current model. Diesel engine improvements are also in the mix, plus a new ‘flex steer’ system tweaked (along with the suspension) specifically for our market.
read more about the Hyundai ix35

Make: Hyundai

Model: i30 - Tourer

Released: Feb 2013

Korean carmaker Hyundai will re-introduce the wagon version of its i30 small car after initially ruling it out. The load lugger will be sourced from Hyundai’s Czech plant and will be available in two specifications – entry-level Active and mid-spec Elite. Both versions will be available with either petrol or diesel powertrains in manual or auto guise and come at a $2000 premium over their hatch siblings.
read more about the Hyundai i30

Make: Hyundai

Model: Santa Fe

Released: Sep 2012

The next generation Hyundai Santa Fe is due in local showrooms in late 2012, but Australian buyers may miss out on the long wheelbase version, which is slated for left-hand drive markets only. The Korean car-maker is promising better fuel efficiency and a lower kerb weight.
read more about the Hyundai Santa Fe

Make: Hyundai

Model: Veloster - Turbo

Released: Aug 2012

Hyundai is poised to add heat to its quirky Veloster coupe with the addition of a 155kW/265Nm Turbo version, priced around $35k and pitched against rivals like the Toyota 86, Honda CR-Z and Volkswagen Golf GTI.
read more about the Hyundai Veloster

Make: Hyundai

Model: i30

Released: Jun 2012

A second-generation of Hyundai's i30 hatch range will have an upmarket looking cabin and more distinctive and aggressive look than its predecessor, in line with the brand's Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy. A choice of low-emissions four-cylinder 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines will be offered.
read more about the Hyundai i30

Make: Hyundai

Model: Veloster

Released: Feb 2012

Hyundai's Veloster show car has morphed from concept to reality and, will go on sale as a belated replacement for the Tiburon coupe. Smaller than its predecessor, the front-wheel drive Veloster will have a unique asymmetrical three-door configuration and come with Hyundai’s latest 1.6-litre GDI direct-injection four-cylinder petrol engine.
read more about the Hyundai Veloster

Make: Hyundai

Model: Accent

Released: Jan 2012

Hyundai will release its first diesel light-car and what it bills as Australia’s most affordable oil-burner in the form of the Accent CRDi. Its 1.6-litre engine delivers 94kW and 265Nm of torque while consuming just 4.4L/100km of fuel.
read more about the Hyundai Accent

Make: Hyundai

Model: i40

Released: Nov 2011

Hyundai's stylish and sporty alternative to the Mazda6 wagon could be priced a little above the slightly larger i45 with which it shares a platform and drivetrain components.
read more about the Hyundai i40

Make: Hyundai

Model: Accent

Released: Aug 2011

Featuring the ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language that debuted with the ix35 SUV and i45 mid-size sedan, the Accent sedan will form a more upmarket sibling to Hyundai's i20 hatch in the light-car segment. Hyundai pulled a surprise at AIMS by announcing a hatch variant would sell alongside the sedan model as well.
read more about the Hyundai Accent

Make: Hyundai

Model: Elantra

Released: Jun 2011

Hyundai’s new Elantra small sedan will go on sale here in the third quarter of 2011, with styling based on the larger i45 sedan's fresh ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language. Also expect a new 1.6-litre direct-injection petrol four, with six-speed transmissions.
read more about the Hyundai Elantra

Make: Hyundai

Model: Santa Fe

Released: Jun 2011

Hyundai’s mid-sized SUV gets two-wheel drive and petrol options, lowering the starting price of the range to $36,990. The drivetrain/engine combination is available in three all-auto specification grades. All are powered by a new 204kW, 3.5-litre V6 petrol.
read more about the Hyundai Santa Fe

Make: Hyundai

Model: i20

Released: Jul 2010

Hyundai launched its all-new i20 light hatch at the 2008 Paris show, which replaces the Getz in Europe but will run alongside it here to help tackle the Toyota Yaris and Mazda2. Built in India, Hyundai is confident the i20 will achieve a five-star Euro NCAP rating. Expect a range of petrol and diesel engines.
read more about the Hyundai i20

Make: Hyundai

Model: Sonata

Released: May 2010

Hyundai’s new generation YF Sonata (a nameplate it won't wear in Australia) is expected here by mid-2010. HMC’s biggest-selling car in South Korea - but one which struggles in Australia against the Toyota Camry and Mazda6 - will be powered by a new 150kW 2.4 Theta II GDI engine.
read more about the Hyundai Sonata

Make: Hyundai

Model: ix35

Released: Feb 2010

Hyundai’s German-designed ix35 range will be positioned higher than the Tucson when launched in early 2010. The front-drive version is expected to be powered by a 115kW 2.0-litre petrol engine. The all-wheel drive ix35 is powered by a 2.4-litre petrol four, with the option of a 135kW 2.0-litre R-series turbo-diesel.
read more about the Hyundai ix35

Make: Hyundai

Model: i30 - Wagon

Released: Mar 2009

Hyundai's new i30 small/medium car range will grow further when a five-door wagon becomes the third bodystyle in the range in early 2009. Expect the Corolla and Lancer wagon rival to offer standard stability control, sharp pricing and crisp styling. It could be dubbed the i30 CW here, as in Europe.
read more about the Hyundai i30

Make: Hyundai

Model: Grandeur

Released: Oct 2008

Hyundai Australia has given its struggling Grandeur large car a minor upgrade and also added a new turbo-diesel engine to the range. Joining the 3.8-litre petrol V6, the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel delivers 114kW/343Nm and is mated to a five-speed automatic. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.9L/100km.
read more about the Hyundai Grandeur

Make: Hyundai

Model: Sonata

Released: Jun 2008

Hyundai hopes to shake up the medium-sized sedan segment with a revised Sonata range due mid-year. Featuring fresh exterior and interior styling updates, the range will include a new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine generating 110kW and 305Nm and achieving fuel economy of 6.0L/100km.
read more about the Hyundai Sonata

Make: Hyundai

Model: i30

Released: May 2008

Hyundai will introduce a four-speed automatic transmission to its popular i30 diesel range by May 2008. The 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine generates 85kW and 255Nm while achieving a fuel economy figure of 6.0L/100km. The diesel-auto i30 was revealed at the Melbourne motor show in March.
read more about the Hyundai i30

Make: Hyundai

Model: Accent - SR Turbo

Released: Dec 2007

Hyundai's third-generation Accent will morph into a three-door turbocharged hot-hatch modelled on the Accent SR concept in 2007. Expect a tasty bodykit, a tweaked chassis, a technology like the South Korean car giant's new motor driven power steering (MDPS) system and stability control.
read more about the Hyundai Accent

Make: Hyundai

Model: Elantra - Hatch

Released: Oct 2007

Hyundai's new US-oriented HD Elantra sedan, launched here in October 2006, will morph into a five-foor hatch codenamed FD in October. The German-designed model will be named i30 in Europe and possibly Australia, and will bring cool styling from the 2006 Paris show's Arnejs concept.
read more about the Hyundai Elantra

Make: Hyundai

Model: Santa Fe - 3.3 V6

Released: Aug 2007

Hyundai will add a third engine option to the Santa Fe range in the shape of a 173kW/304Nm 3.3-litre petrol V6 - the same that powers the Sonata sedan. Expected to drive through a five-speed automatic, the V6 Santa Fe is due on sale Down Under in August.
read more about the Hyundai Santa Fe

Make: Hyundai

Model: Tiburon

Released: Mar 2007

A midlife facelift for Hyundai's Tiburon coupe is expected on sale in Australia in early 2007. Featuring "a subtle redesign of the front and rear with an emphasis on new optical elements", it's the first update for Tiburon since its global release in September 2001 and its Australian launch in March 2002.
read more about the Hyundai Tiburon

Make: Hyundai

Model: Elantra - Sedan

Released: Oct 2006

Hyundai's fourth-generation Elantra sedan is available from October in four grades priced from $19,990. The Korean car-maker says it's the nation’s second most affordable five-seat model to be available with stability control – after its own Getz 1.6 hatch with the ESP-containing Protectz Pack.
read more about the Hyundai Elantra

Make: Hyundai

Model: Santa Fe - CRDi

Released: Oct 2006

Hyundai's stylish new Sante Fe range will be bolstered by a turbo-diesel vaiant from October. The 2.2-litre CRDi is a common-rail four-cylinder unit offering 335Nm of torque between 1800rpm and 2500rpm, and 110kW of power at 4000rpm, driving through a five-speed automatic gearbox.
read more about the Hyundai Santa Fe

Make: Hyundai

Model: Neos-II

Released: Oct 2005

Hyundai unveiled a micro crossover concept at the 2003 Tokyo motor show called Neos-II. The four-seater Neos-II would be positioned as a Terios-sized light off-roader below the compact Santa Fe and medium Terracan SUVs – and it could be on sale here in 2005 after debuting globally about September 2004.
read more about the Hyundai Neos-II

Make: Hyundai

Model: Tiburon - convertible

Released: Jun 2005

Based on the Hyundai Tiburon coupe, this prototype adds an electric glass-roof developed by Karmann that transforms itself from cabriolet to targa and then to a coupe. Hyundai says public response will determine if the vehicle is produced, but word is a Tiburon convertible could be on sale here in 2005.
read more about the Hyundai Tiburon

Make: Hyundai

Model: Sonata

Released: Dec 2004

An all-new Sonata sedan is due to be released by Hyundai in late 2004, featuring the existing 2.7-litre V6 and a new 2.4-litre four-cylinder. The latter is the first in a new series of "Theta" alloy engines - which also includes 1.8 and 2.0-litre varieties - that will also go into Mitsubishi and Chrysler cars.
read more about the Hyundai Sonata

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