Just before its official debut at the forthcoming New York Auto Show, South Korean car maker- Hyundai has unveiled the all-new Sonata in its domestic market. According to reports, the Sonata is all set to make a come-back in the Australian market, as the replacement to company's i45 sedan, which had its final run last year.
Based on Hyundai's Fluidic sculpture v2.0 and following design cues from the all new Genesis sedan, the new Sonata looks sharper and sportier than the outgoing model. It gets a new bold grille and swept-back headlamps, inspired from the ‘Genesis'. The side profile shows the reclining roofline and. dimensionally, the new Sonata is bigger than the current model, it is 30 mm wider, 35 mm more in length, and 20 mm longer in wheelbase. Hyundai claims an improved NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) level with this model, all thanks to the new chassis and revamped suspension system. Now, the car sports a MacPherson in the front and multi-link suspension does its duty at the rear.
In terms of engines, the new Sonata sedan currently includes a 200 bhp-2.4 litre petrol motor that already comes with the Indian model. There is also an option of a less powerful 165.7 bhp-2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine.