The new Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size sedan manufactured by the South Korean auto maker Hyundai since 1985. Initially, it was introduced in 1985, which was a facelifted Stellar incorporated with upgraded engine, but due to bad customer response, the first generation was withdrawn from the market in two years. Considered as the indigenous Sonata, the second generation was designed with number of big enhancements. Now this amazing sedan is in its seventh generation, which have all the amenities for you and your family.
Under its hood, the newly developed Theta II 2.4 MPi gasoline engine offer a powerful performance and decent fuel consumption. This petrol engine is capable of producing 178 PS at 6000 rpm, along with peak torque measuring as 194 Nm at 4800 rpm. Delivering electrifying driving performance throughout the rev range, this Theta II engine allows you to move on the fast speed range as it takes 12 seconds to breach the speed mark of 0 to 100 km/h. And it delivers the fair mileage of 14 kmpl. Coupled with 6-Speed Shiftronic transmission with paddle shifts, contributing in providing exceptional performance.
The latest edition of Hyundai Sonata features an elegant and contemporary style on a smooth silhouette and stylish character lines which is truly inspired by the nature. Connecting the distinctively designed radiator grille with the rear through flowing lines pervades the vehicle’s hood through the bumper. The cat-eye shaped HID headlamps gives an optimum vision to the driver at night. Appointed with energy saving LED rear lights increases the visibility day and night. The smoothly integrated wing mirrors with LED technology enhances the visibility while turning. Further, this amazing sedan is appointed with bold 17-inch alloy wheels, adds the sportiness to its character. The exterior dimensions for this vehicle measures as 4820mm x 1835mm x 1470mm (LxWxH), and the wheelbase for this stands at 2795 mm.
The interior of this elegant sedan is based on the X-concept which blends a thrilling sort of agility with individual finesse and style. The dashboard is embedded with plenty of instruments including air conditioning system which regulates the temperature inside, multi-function steering wheel mounted with audio controls and distinctively designed driver’s information panel to keep the driver updated. For rear passengers, it has a deluxe centre armrest proposing multi-box access to store CDs or many other small items. For comfort of its occupants, the Sonata is appointed with cup holder or console with sliding cover and cozy seating arrangement covered with premium quality fabric. Also, this sedan provides 523-litres of boot space to store your luggage.
Engineered with multi-mode dynamic controls offering personalized performance, helps you to regain control whenever you lose track. For easy and safe parking, Sonata is provided with reverse parking sensors, assisting in confined parking areas and foot parking brake for immobilizing the car safely. The ASD (Amplitude Selective Damper) system embedded in this sedan increases the stability and comfort, while varying the vehicle’s shock absorbing capabilities. Ventilated disc brakes and solid disc brakes are also present for front and rear wheels respectively. For decent suspension, independent McPherson strut for front suspension and Multi-link with coil springs for rear, contributes in its exceptional performance.
The new Hyundai Sonata is a perfect sedan enclosing efficient Theta II engine, classy interior touch and stabilized suspension, whereas its exterior might feel slightly lack luster.