Hyundai Debuted with it’s 2020 Sonata at the the New York International Auto Show. Recently Hyundai came with it’s Venue SUV and has also updated it’s Creta with more curves. This new one will the 3rd gen Sonata. The second gen Sonata was there only for a brief time and had an impression of being an extended version of the fluidic Verna.
Interestingly, the new model is completely different with more curves and unique style. Incidentally, all of the cars in Hyundai fleet look bold with minimum curves. To the contrast, the new sonata is more curvy, lengthy and wide. The most eye catching feature is the new head lamps that are sharp in look. LED DRL’s come with a unique design. They now run along the hood creases.
This feature makes the car look more aggressive. On whole, the face is more curvy and there is a bit of vintage look too. Coming to the side, the car has a sleek shoulder line and slightly bulged body. Sonata comes with 16, 17 and 18 inch wheel options also. Overall, the new sonata is very impressive with a slight vintage look and very stylish; uplifting the premium sedan look.
Coming to the interiors, for now we can only say that there is Bose Sound system with digital signal processing technology. Apart from this the American version will have blue Link connectivity solutions too. Incidentally, the touchscreen infotainment is now only 10.25 inch with split screen feature.
Surprisingly, looking at the back there will be major similarities between Honda Civic and Sonata. They both have a sporty tail look with sloping roofline. While the front face of of Honda continuing being sporty the Hyundai gave a retro look for it’s vehicle.
Engine and Future:
Under the hood, the new Sonata will be coming with two petrol options 2.5L naturally aspired and 1.6L turbocharged. The former generates 193PS of power with 445Nm of torque. On the other hand, the later one generates 182PS of power with 326Nm torque. Surprisingly, both of them come with 8-speed automatic gear box.
The new 2020 model will coming to India in September 2020 but will be available only after October. The new Hyundai model will extensively competing with all-new Honda Civic. Other than that, there will also be competition from Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat.