Hyundai has teased the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata facelift ahead of its public debut at the New York International Auto Show in mid-April.
The current, sixth generation Sonata (codenamed YF) was unveiled back in 2009 and its swooping roofline and stylish front end reminded many of the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Volkswagen CC, along with garnering a lot of positive response for the design. Now, Hyundai seems to be almost ready with an improved version of the sixth gen Sonata, which is slated to become a tougher rival to the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima.
Here is a 2015 Hyundai Sonata speculative rendering:
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata’s design is being described as more refined and premium and if this teaser image here is anything to go by, the car’s front end has become all the more sophisticated. Akin to the Genesis, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata seems to have got quite some inputs from the ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design language.
While nothing is currently known about the updated car’s cabin, here is what Hyundai has to say about it- “Its interior design aligns with the premium exterior, adopting consistent design details that fully reflect careful consideration of ergonomics and intuitive operation. The horizontally designed cabin gives off a stable feeling, and tailored design specifications for all materials and master craftsmanship-level finish strengthen the Sonata’s premium image.”
Also, the 2015 Sonata would be considerably safer, all thanks to the increased use of Advanced-High Strength Steel (AHSS) on the platform (from 21 percent previously to 51 percent for the 2015 model). The car maker has also increased the use of structure adhesive by more than 10 times. All this has resulted into a 40 percent increase in 2015 Sonata’s torsional and bending stiffness.
Hyundai has said that,”Internal tests suggest that the all-new Sonata will score “Good” at IIHS’s small overlap test“.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the 2015 Hyundai Sonata facelift