Sonata leads the naming change for Hyundai

Posted on January 19th, 2015

The newly renamed midsize Sonata sedan range leads the product charge for Hyundai in 2015, to be followed by the Genesis luxury sedan at the end of January, a facelift i30 will arrive in quarter Read More

Hyundai 2-litre ix35 Elite versus i30 2-litre Elite 2014 review

Posted on May 4th, 2014

Never a company to be caught on the back foot, Hyundai New Zealand launched a plethora of 2014 model year cars last November, and two of the most interesting were the new versions of the Read More

Road Tests / Car Reviews: Hyundai Accent Elite 2014 second review

Posted on April 21st, 2014

Car manufacturers often find that a popular model will often become the victim of its own success, as each new generation of a car line becomes bigger and more expensive. To a certain degree this Read More

Hyundai Accent Elite 2014 Review

Posted on January 6th, 2014

I had a friend staying with me just before Christmas. She’s a research scientist at a large aquarium in America and gets around the globe studying whales, turtles and seabirds. We wound up talking about Read More

Hyundai ix35 2.4 Elite AWD Series II 2014 Review

Posted on December 28th, 2013

The time to update the ix35 arrived a little before this new model. We last had an ix35 back in 2010 and since then the crossover challengers upped their game and the ix35 slipped down Read More

Hyundai Santa Fe 3.3 V6 Elite – Review

Posted on June 16th, 2013

Comfort in our vehicles is an incrementally improving thing. Every year the bar that measures what equipment should come as standard is raised, and that leads to heavier and heavier vehicles that are more and Read More

Hyundai i40 CRDi Elite 2013 vs Hyundai i45 Elite Ltd 2013 – Review

Posted on May 29th, 2013

As New Zealand is the only country in the world still selling the i45 (which is a rebadged Sonata), let’s have a look at whether you’d get one of those or the i40. We took Read More

Hyundai i20 GLS 2012 Review

Posted on December 12th, 2012

Two months ago I spent an excellent couple of weeks driving around Northern Queensland in Hyundai’s previous incarnation of the i20, the Getz. 2800km of budget motoring ranging from the tropical Napier-like town that is Read More

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