New Metal | Hyundai i30 N

It seems to have spent an inordinate amount of time lapping the Nürburgring, but Hyundai’s new hot hatch is finally here.  Hyundai is suitably proud of the fact that the new i30 N has racked up some 6,000 miles of testing at the fearsome Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit. That includes competition running in the ADAC 24 hours…

WRC – Second generation Hyundai i20 rally car is here

Although the World Rally Championship has already finished for 2015, Hyundai have got the jump on their rivals by showing off their new 2016 car now.  We were always a little unsure as to why Hyundai began its second attempt at the WRC using a car based on the first-generation i20 model. Credit must be given…

Friday Photo – A Streetcar Named Hyundai

How do you celebrate a 10th anniversary? Cake, flowers? Well, if you’re Hyundai Motor UK, you drive a hydrogen fuel cell car around London to make this impressive photo: That’s not just any picture of Oxford Street. Oh no, that’s a mosaic created from over 500,000 photos taken during the 50 day driving challenge as…

Friday Photo | The madness of SEMA 2015

EngageSportMode has featured the SEMA show, and the quite literally mental creations it throws up, before. This year seems to have been just as crazy, so we’ve pulled together a gallery featuring some of the wildest offerings. Just remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or something like that. Car modification in the UK seems to…

A week with the… Hyundai Tucson SE Nav 1.7 CRDi | Review

Can a crossover SUV be something that can integrate into the realm of EngageSportMode? Actually, in the case of the Hyundai Tucson, yes it can. Read on to find out just how. After reviewing the all-new Tucson on the UK launch event back in August for Motoring Research, Hyundai were keen that we also try the…

Friday Photo – All-New 2015 Hyundai Tucson UK Launch

Yes, this week ESM was back behind the wheel of another new compact SUV crossover, reviewing the Hyundai Tucson for the guys at Motoring Research. Helpfully, Hyundai decided to make the North East its base for the UK launch of the Tucson, meaning only a short trip to Newcastle airport to get acquainted with the handsome…

Hyundai i30 – Short Review

EngageSportMode’s BTCC Correspondent recently went on holiday to France. Whilst he was there, he found himself with a Hyundai i30 at his disposal. So what did he make of the Korean hatchback? Hyundai Holiday Hell? Quite the Opposite… I was recently lucky enough to have a mini break in the South of France. On arrival…