The appearance of the seventh generation of Hyundai Sonata is based on the design concept of Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, which is the evolution of the last generation of four-doors – the car acquired less streamlined body shapes, but became stricter, more assertive and significantly more solid. Hyundai Sonata – in comparison with its predecessor, this car did not radically “change course”, but evolved in all respects: it concerns design, technical “stuffing”, and equipment.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN
The interior of the “seventh” Hyundai Sonata continues the direction set by the exterior – inside the four-door looks beautiful, restrained and high quality. The central console, slightly deployed in the driver’s side, is thought out in German in terms of ergonomics – it is based on an 8-inch screen of the multimedia system (in the “base” – a more modest 7-inch display) and a stylish and logically arranged block of “microclimate.” Behind the three-spoke steering wheel, the rigorous and extremely informative “shield” of the instruments “perched”.
In the interior of the car, only high-quality finishing materials are applied, diluted with quite appropriate inserts “under the metal” and “under the tree.”
Exterior Hyundai Sonata of 2018 supports the current corporate policy of the Korean brand and meets the modern automotive fashion. Completely redesigned front part of the body boasts an original relief bonnet, a huge trapezoidal grille, a large head LED oblong-shaped optic (Full LED optional) and a solid front bumper with an effective arrangement of fluorescent daytime running lights on LEDs.
Motor range Hyundai Sonata in the native South Korean market includes four power units:
Turbo Diesel 1.7 VGT 141 hp (340 Nm);
Gasoline “atmospheric” 2.0 CVVL 163 hp (196 Nm);
Gasoline turbo engine 1.6 T-GDI 180 hp (265 Nm);
Petrol 2.0 Turbo GDI 245 hp (353 Nm).
“Junior” diesel turbo unit 1.7 VGT and gasoline engine 1.6 T-GDI are combined with the preselective “robot” 7DCT. The petrol 2.0 CVVL engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic with a new torque converter. Top 2.0 Turbo GDI was in the most privileged position, having got a new 8-step “automatic”, similar to what is available to Hyundai Grandeur.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
A more ambitious premiere of the novelty is scheduled for the April auto show in 2018 in New York. The restyled Hyundai model is distinguished by its new exterior appearance, slightly modified interior, recycled motor scale, improved filling of the complete sets. In the Korean market, four-door sales start the other day, the base price is $ 19,500.
In the arsenal of the Korean sedan there is a lot of modern equipment. The buyer is entitled to rely on dual-zone-climate control, heated and ventilated front seats with electric drive, heated rear seats, a camera, wireless charging, an electronic parking brake, a system for contactless opening of the trunk. The passenger safety function will be partly taken up by adaptive cruise control with emergency braking, blind zone monitoring system, lane tracking system, automatic headlight switching system. For passive safety will be in response to 7 pillows, including, one knee for the driver.