several days Ago I presented the sketches that had been released Hyundai to display the restyling that will apply to the current generation of the Sonata. The vehicle media from the manufacturer south Korean has put the day in the united States to give the war to the SUV and the rest of the sedans average generalists who populate the extensive market of the country.
With these images not arrived specific dates on your presentation, but the responsible of the firm have decided to desvelarlo in an appointment independent of the Geneva motor show. What we might see in these images made us intuit the designers had worked to keep the air in the rest of brothers of the range; but now I can confirm.
The venue chosen for your presentation has been South Korea so that in a first moment makes us think that still not reach the united States. However, it should reach the rest of the markets in which currently is present before the end of the year because its aesthetic renewal has been carried out to improve its attributes in the foreign markets of the house.
On an aesthetic level the Hyundai Sonata takes the basic features of design the last products of the house. The main points on that change are the trunk lid and the headlights main that look very much like the Elantra. Your side-line remains intact making it seem more like a coupe larger than a traditional sedan.
If we its interior the basic lines of the dashboard does not change. What do change are the buttons and the steering wheel. The first gain in quality of drive and the second uses the same that are already using other models of the brand. In terms of their equipment mounted with a touch-screen seven-inch series (eight as an option) with built-in browser, mobile charger and wireless systems and driving aids such as emergency brake, or alert of involuntary change of lane.
Their range mechanical will be formed only by blocks of gasoline. The first will be a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder and 178 horsepower. The second will be a 2-liter, maximum power of 161 hp. Close range the 2-liter turbo with 240 hp. As a curiosity mention that in South Korea will mount the same block diesel 1.7 CRDI that equips the i40 and that develops a power of 140 hp. Your gearboxes will be cut-automatic with six ratios and different types of driving (Sport, Normal, or configurable).
Your world presentation could be in the salons of New York or Los Angeles. It is not yet confirmed the appointment that will be announced for the american market and part of the world.
Source – Hyundai