Hyundai cars are very popular all over the world. One of the most popular models of the Hyundai brand is the Sonata, which has been produced since 1985. Since that time, the car has undergone modernization several times, and now the company is preparing for the presentation of the new 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata, which will be shown in New York. The date of the presentation of the novelty is scheduled for April 2019, and now sales of the car in Korea have started. In Europe and Russia, sales will begin a little later, but we will learn more about this from the material.
What is the novelty?
In 2018, in Geneva, Hyundai presented a concept car called the Hyundai Le Fil Rouge, which translates as “red thread”. It is not yet known whether the car will be produced in the form the concept was presented, but its foundation was laid in the new generation 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata. If you remember, in 2017 the Sonata was restyled, and now two years later, the car comes out in a completely new look. What will be the new 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata, you will learn from the material, which also has fresh photos.
The first thing you need to pay attention to is appearance. Compared to previous versions, the new 2020 Sonata is completely different from its predecessors. Manufacturers call the novelty a four-door coupe, however, the new body at the same time has the form of a sedan. The exterior of the sedan is underlined by the following elements:
- Custom front shape with rounded bonnet design. On the hood there is a stamping in the center.
- The front end is decorated with a trapezoidal shape of a cascading radiator grille with chrome horizontal stripes.
- At the top of the grille is a Hyundai nameplate.
- Invisible LED daytime running lights. When turned off, the daytime running lights are invisible, and look like a chrome decor element. This is a modern technology, which has been called "hidden lamps."
- Custom elongated design of the front optics with xenon filling. In luxury trim levels, it is planned to use LED optics.
- There are additional air intakes on the sides of the body kit, which at the same time emphasize the elegant appearance of the sedan, while cooling the brake system of the wheels.
- The front of the sedan is underlined by a long horizontal chrome line that wraps up along the edges.
- At the bottom of the body kit is a small part of the air intake, which is a continuation of the grille.
No less stylish, elegant and fashionable car looks from behind. The rear has an unusually shaped trunk lid, which is seamlessly connected to the sloping roof. The taillights have an original shape, but this is not the most important thing. Along the entire rear trunk lid is a horizontal brake light line that seamlessly connects to the main optics. It should be noted witty spoiler, which is a neat continuation of the trunk lid. At the bottom of the body kit there are additional lights - feet and lighting when reversing.
The architecture of the side of the sedan looks quite rich. These are sports-shaped side mirrors, stamped in the upper and lower parts throughout the profile. The car stands out on the side with large wings with wheel arches, which are adapted for installing wheels from 17 to 19 inches, depending on the configuration. When comparing the overall parameters of new items with previous models, it can be noted that they have increased, and have the following parameters:
- Length - 4900 mm.
- Width - 1890 mm.
- Height 1445 mm - decreased by 30 mm compared to the previous modification.
- The wheelbase is 2840 mm and the ground clearance is 145 mm.
In addition to appearance, there is the latest news about the interior of the 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata sedan model year.
The sedan has changed not only outside but also inside. When comparing the news with the previous modification, a comprehensive update of the front panel is visible. In the center is a compact 12.3-inch multimedia display. Narrow ventilation deflectors are located under the multimedia system. Underneath is a climate control system.
The control panel is also presented in digital format. The center console of a sedan looks no less rich with a comfortable armrest in leather trim, as well as a set of digital buttons and control levers. Comfortable chairs with numerous adjustment functions are trimmed with leather. The interior uses materials such as high-quality plastic, leather, Alcantara and aluminum.
Separately, it is worth noting some virtual innovations. This is the Hyundai Digital Key system, through which you can open the doors of a car from a smartphone, start the engine and perform some additional functions. Of the useful additions to control safety, it is worth noting the presence of a system of all-round visibility, a warning about frontal collisions, and also maintaining the lane of movement. Not without the latest information about the technical equipment.
What are the technical parameters of the sedan
In addition to the comfort of the interior and exterior of the car, future owners are interested in another important question - what are the technical characteristics of the new 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata. In the basic version of the sedan, a 2-liter gas engine is installed, with a power rating of 146 horses. The gas unit is assembled by an automatic transmission with 6 steps. All types of units will be assembled only by a 6-speed automatic. In addition to gas engines, gasoline and even hybrid versions will also be available in the new equipment.
Fans of gasoline engines will be able to buy a Hyundai Sonata 2020 sedan with a 160-horsepower gas engine and a 2-liter volume. A more powerful unit of the forced type has the following parameters: the volume is 1.6 liters, and the power is 180 forces. For Russia, the car will be delivered with the previous engines of 2 and 2.4 liters with power parameters of 150 and 188 horses.
In the future, it is planned to supplement gasoline engines with electric motors, which will definitely allow to increase power, as well as increase efficiency. A test drive of the car has not yet been conducted, but the first video clips of the car in motion are expected to appear after the premiere in New York.
On the configuration and prices of new items
Although it is believed that the 2020 Sonata has only been restyled, but in reality we have a real novelty. From the Sonata only a beautiful name has been preserved. Due to this update, sales growth is projected not only in Russia, but throughout the world.
We will take a closer look at the configuration and prices of new items in order to understand which category of citizens a sedan suits. The manufacturer will produce Hyundai Sonata 2020 models of the following configurations:
In the basic configuration, it will be possible to buy a sedan at a price of 1.3 million rubles, and the Comfort version will cost the new owners a price list of 1.4 million rubles. The most expensive is the charged version of the Style sedan, the cost of which will be from 1.8 million rubles.
The 2020 restyled Sonata model went on sale in March 2019 in its homeland in South Korea. In America, the novelty will be on sale from the beginning of the summer of 2019, but there are indicative information on the most interesting question when it comes out in Russia - early-mid-autumn of 2019. It is possible that the sales date may shift, but by the new 2020, the novelty will definitely appear on the roads of Russia.