About Hyundai 4WDs

hyundai logoHyundai Motor Corporation was founded back in 1967 as a subsidiary of the existing Hyundai Group, and the company went on to produce Korea’s first car in 1975. Today, Hyundai is the fifth-largest automotive company in the world, employing over 68,000 people worldwide and achieving revenues of US$ 86 billion. The company imported their first cars into Australia in 1986, with Hyundai Motor Corporation Australia being established in 2003; in the past two decades the company has undergone a major transition – from producing cheap, low-margin runabout models, to selling a range of high-quality automobiles in every major market segment.

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Hyundai’s 4WD range currently consists of three SUV models designed to appeal to most Australian families. The Santa Fe is their largest SUV, available with seven seats and a choice of diesel or petrol engines, as well as automatic or manual gearboxes. The Tucson is Hyundai’s compact SUV choice, coming with a host of modern features such as compatibility with Apple’s CarPlay system. Finally, the ix35 Series II is another compact SUV designed with the city in mind: more design-focused than the Tucson and available with 2WD or on-demand AWD, not to mention a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

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All of Hyundai’s models have been subjected to 12 months of testing and tuning in a wide variety of Australian road conditions, in order to deliver the best possible product to our unique market.

Hyundai returned a good showing in our recent Canstar Blue Motoring Awards; in the 4WD/SUV category, the company scored an impressive four-star satisfaction rating for both performance and value for money. As the fastest-growing car company in Australia, there’s little doubt that Hyundai will soon bring out new models that will score even better in our next round of car ratings!

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