Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai unveiled the seventh generation Hyundai Sonata earlier this year. This new Sonata is expected to replace the current generation sedan that Hyundai sells in India some time next year. However, there is no official word from the company, yet.
The seventh generation Sonata is a complete design overhaul and will not carry any body part from the current generation. In terms of dimensions, the car is 1.2 inches wider and 1.3 inches longer. The seventh generation of Sonata will don company’s evolved Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy. The front of the car will feature a new grille while the bumpers will house the LED daytime running lights (DRLs). On the rear, the new Sonata gets a redesigned set of tail lights and features clean and tapered lines.
On the inside, the new Sonata gets a slew of features which includes a multi-function steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display along with USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. Voice recognition and smartphone integration are also offered as standard equipment.
Powering the 2015 Sonata is a 2.4-litre petrol engine that churns out 198 bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. Power is transferred to the wheels via a 6-speed manual or a SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission. What’s interesting is that Hyundai may also offer a CRDi diesel engine to compete in the ever growing diesel car market.
Hyundai Sonata, with its sporty new looks may appeal to a wider audience. But that is something that only time will answer. What do you think of the seventh generation Sonata. Share your thoughts through comments below.