Holden, Honda and Hyundai are all major car manufacturers in Australia that start with the letter ‘H’.
However, for some reason, there traditionally haven’t been that many models of cars that begin with this character.
Indeed over the years, we can only come up with around 40 such models. Many of which are now long gone from the Aussie car landscape.
If you are struggling to think of what they may be, here is a selection of 9 makes and models of cars that start with the letter ‘H’.
Which one do you most like the sound of?
The Lamborghini Huracan is a high-performance sports car produced by the Italian automaker Lamborghini. Available in Australia, it can be purchased through Lamborghini dealerships located in major cities across the country.
The Lamborghini Huracan is known for its powerful 5.2-litre V10 engine, sleek and aerodynamic design, and exceptional driving dynamics.
Boasting an output of 631 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, the car also has a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. When in full flow it can reach a speed of over 325 km/h (202 mph) and can go from 0 – 100 km/h in around approx. 2.5 seconds
Available in various colour and trim options, it features a spacious and luxurious cabin and also comes with a range of advanced infotainment and convenience features. All of which make it one of the most recognisable and sought-after sports cars in the world.
The Haval H2 is a compact crossover SUV which is manufactured by Chinese automaker Haval. It is known for its Sporty and modern design, spacious interior, and competitive pricing.
Featuring a 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual or 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the car can reach speeds of up to 185 km/h (115 mph). With an output of 123 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque, it can go from 0 – 100 km/h in about 10.5 seconds.
Although it is not widely available in Australia, it is possible to import it. However, this process may involve additional fees and documentation requirements.
Between 2005 to 2010, General Motors manufactured the Hummer H3 in Australia.
A compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), it featured a powerful 3.7-litre inline-5 cylinder engine and was known for its aggressive styling, off-road capabilities and rugged and adventurous design, which included a comfortable and spacious cabin.
It also featured a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission and had a 241 lb-ft of torque, as well as 239 horsepower. Its top speed was around 160 km/h (100 mph) and like the Haval H2 it could accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds
Production on the vehicle stopped in 2010, although you might be able to import it or buy it second-hand.
The Toyota HiLux is such a popular pickup truck in Australia, the chances are you know someone who owns one.
It is known for its rugged durability, versatility, and ability to handle tough work and off-road conditions. The HiLux is available in a range of configurations, such as single cab, extra cab, and double cab. In addition, it also offers a choice of diesel and gasoline engines including a 2.7-litre 4-cylinder, 2.8-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel, and a 4.0-litre V6
The HiLux also comes with a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic, and a 6-speed automatic with sequential shift. It has a payload capacity of up to 1,255 kg and a towing capacity of up to 3,500 kg.
Some of its most popular features include a rearview camera, touchscreen infotainment system, air conditioning, and power windows and locks.
In Australia, the Toyota HiLux is sold and serviced by Toyota dealerships throughout the country, and it is widely regarded as one of the most capable and reliable pickups on the market.
Currently, prices for (4×2) HiLux Workmate begin at about $24,500. They top out at around $70,500 for the (4×4) HiLux Rogue.
The Daihatsu Handi is a small commercial van that was produced by the Japanese automaker Daihatsu in the 1980s and 1990s. It was designed for use as a delivery vehicle and was known for its compact size, low cost, and high fuel efficiency.
In Australia, the Daihatsu Handi was not officially imported or sold by the automaker, however, this did not stop some car enthusiasts from buying it from specialist dealerships.
The Hillman Hunter is a compact car that was produced by the British automaker Hillman from 1966 to 1979.
It was sold in several countries around the world, including Australia, where it was popular for its affordability and reliability. It could also go from 0 – 100 km/h in 13.9 sec.
Today, the Hillman Hunter is a rare and sought-after classic car, especially in Australia where there are still a small number of enthusiasts who own and restore these vehicles. If you are interested in purchasing one you may be able to find one for sale through classic car dealerships, car clubs, or online marketplaces.
Car Manufacturers that start with H
As well as these models of cars that start with the letter H in Australia, Holden, Hyundai and Honda all begin with that character too.
Here is a quick overview of a popular model of cars each of them makes.
The Holden Commodore is a model of car that was produced by the Australian automaker Holden from 1978 to 2017.
It was widely regarded as one of the most popular and iconic vehicles in Australia, offering a combination of performance, comfort, and practicality.
Over the years, the Commodore was available in a range of trims and configurations, including the base model, SS, SV6, and SS-V. Each trim had its own set of features and capabilities, including a choice of engines, transmissions, and rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive options.
In 2020, Holden ceased production of the Commodore and transitioned to selling imported vehicles from its parent company, General Motors.
The current lineup of Holden vehicles in Australia includes a range of sedans, SUVs, and crossovers from GM’s global portfolio, including the Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Spark, and Buick Encore.
Hyundai Santa Fe
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a mid-size SUV that offers a spacious and well-appointed cabin, as well as a range of advanced safety and driver assistance technologies.
It is offered in several different trims, including the Active, Elite, and Highlander. Each trim has its own set of features and capabilities, including a choice of engines, transmissions, and all-wheel drive options. Standard features on the Santa Fe in Australia include a premium infotainment system, a rearview camera, and automatic climate control, among others.
The price for a new Hyundai Santa Fe in Australia starts at around $40,000 and varies depending on the trim and options selected.
The Honda Civic is a popular compact car that offers a range of features and capabilities that make it well-suited for daily driving and long-distance trips. It comes with several different trims, including the VTi, VTi-S, VTi-LX, and RS.
Each trim offers its own set of features and capabilities, including a choice of engines, transmissions, and technology features.
Standard features on the Honda Civic in Australia include a premium infotainment system, a rearview camera, and automatic climate control, among others. The price for a new Honda Civic in Australia starts at around $24,000 and varies depending on which trim and options you select.