The new Hyundai Sonata is just round the corner we hear, with the Korean company having started calling in members from select media to test drive their new Accord / Superb competitor. Highly acclaimed across the world, especially in the US, the Sonata in its newest avatar has made quite a name for itself for its sexy looks, liberal features list, and a price (in the US) which is extremely competitive.Hyundai have now gov live with some details on the new car on their India site. The company has put up the brochure for the car, which we have duly downloaded and broken down into image files for your convenience.
The Sonata will employ a 2.4 liter direct injection GDI petrol engine with dual continuously variable valve timing under its bonnet. Transmission duties can be handled by a manual or automatic 6-speed unit, based on your choice. Peak power output for the engine is rated at an impressive 201PS at 6300 rpm. Peak torque is rated at 250Nm @ 4250 rpm, good enough for a petrol but not quite in the league of a turbocharged diesel mill. Talking of diesel mills, the new Sonata will not have a diesel option, which in our opinion isn’t a very good thing for the sales of a car in India with its bizarre differential pricing for petrol and diesel fuels.
The new Sonata is shorter and narrower than then Accord, but is longer than the Superb, though narrower again. It’s loaded with features though, and should impress the prospective customers if priced right. Here’s a list of some of the key features of the car, detailed specification sheet and features list is available as a high res image in the gallery at the end of the article.
- Electronic Stability Program
- Park Assist
- Rear view camera
- HID Xenon lamps
- 17 inch wheels
- Cruise control
- Paddle shifters
- 4 way Electric seats
- Dual zone climate control
- Audio with USB, Aux, iPod connectivity and 6 CD changer
- Push button start
- Rear air-vents
- Rear arm-rest with built in remote control and power outlet
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Here’s an image gallery from all the images taken out separately from the e-brochure