auto news desk, A few days ago, Hyundai introduced an updated version of the Sonata for the global markets. It was first showcased at the 2023 Seoul Motor Show. Hyundai has revealed more details about the updated sedan at its Home Motoring Expo as it will be offered with a total of three powertrain options. The Hyundai updated Sonata will be launched in South Korea before reaching other international markets in the second half of this calendar year. I will sell Despite saying that it will be available with three engines, performance numbers have not been revealed and an all-wheel-drive configuration is highly unlikely. However, the Kia K5, which shares a lot with the Sonata, comes with an AWD system.
The three engines for the N Line model are the 2.5L turbo petrol, 2.0L hybrid and 2.5L NA mill. The new Hyundai Sonata is based on the sensuous sportiness design philosophy, but notable changes at the front have made a big difference. It is sportier than the older model and looks sharper.
Some of the highlights are a more muscular bonnet, a revised headlamp cluster and a new grille section. Elsewhere, it gets a modern LED light bar running along the width of the sedan, integrated LED tail lamps, new side garnish, a reworked trunk lid and 19-inch alloy wheels on the N Line variant. For a more immersive experience, Hyundai has tweaked the audio system with 12 speakers.
Interiors get a 12-inch heads-up display, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a 12.3-inch digital instrument console, a layered dashboard, new driver-assistance and safety features. etc. Hyundai has said that the premium sedan’s NVH levels have been reduced due to structural strength and the use of a different material for the steering wheel. A new crash energy distribution structure is claimed to improve side collision safety.