Honda guys should surely be a worried lot. What with Hyundai Motors India Ltd. readying itself to launch the Accord rivalling 2012 Hyundai Sonata Fluidic. It may be noted that the Fluidic Sonata will be brought through Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route and this simply means that Hyundai can price the car very aggressively. Now, the bad news is that Hyundai is not planning to bring the diesel version of the upcoming Sonata anytime soon. This is not too illogical as Fluidic Sonata diesel simply does not exists in any of Hyundai markets.
Powering the Hyundai Sonata Fluidic will be a 2.4 Liter GDI petrol engine that pumps out a peak power of 200 Bhp and churns out max. torque of 255 Nm. The car will offer allow the buyer to choose between a 6 speed manual and automatic transmission.
The new Sonata is loaded with features and should impress the prospective customers if priced right. Here’s a list of some of the key features of the car
Electronic Stability Program
Rear view camera
HID Xenon lamps
17 inch wheels
4 way Electric seats
Dual zone climate control
Audio with USB, Aux, iPod connectivity and 6 CD changer
Push button start
Rear arm-rest with built in remote control and power outlet