Hyundai has taken the wraps off its new Sonata and it’s a stunner.

The fresh-faced four-door coupe captures the essence of Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous
Sportiness’ design philosophy.

Its low-slung exterior exemplifies progressive automotive design with a horizontal front-
end layout that integrates Hyundai’s signature Seamless Horizon Light, hidden
headlights, wide grille and air intake — for a more dynamic and aggressive appearance.
The dramatic Seamless Horizon Lamp and wide-set, hidden headlights emphasise the
wide stance while adding a futuristic touch.

Dynamic design is emphasised by the contrast between sharp, linear elements and
clean, supple surfaces.

The black garnish along the bottom of the body rises towards the rear, giving Sonata a
strong character.

At the rear, the new H-lights further emphasise the hi-tech image and wide stance.
The swooping spoiler-shaped trunk lid and muffler-shaped rear garnish on the standard
model reinforce the impression of a high-performance sports sedan.

The addition of a rear spoiler and dual twin-tip mufflers along with exclusive 19-inch
wheels on the N Line amplify that image.

Sonata’s interior boasts a driver-centric layout with hi-tech details.

For the first time in a Hyundai, Sonata features a curved, panoramic display that
combines both 12.3-inch driver and 12.3-inch infotainment displays.
The touch-type climate control unit boosts the hi-tech vibe.

The interior has undergone significant upgrades with tasteful interior colour
combinations to enhance the sense of sportiness and premium character

The adoption of a column-type shift-by-wire controller behind the steering wheel frees
up space in the centre console, while a palm rest that provides more comfort for the
driver by extending the armrest to lean up to the palm of the hand.

New Sonata is set to make its debut at the Seoul Mobility Show later this week and is
due to arrive here in the second half of this year.

About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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