2015 Hyundai Sonata - Full Details
Hyundai has revealed full details about the all-new 2015 Sonata. The premium saloon comes with a number of improvements including a new bigger body, innovative technologies, a lot of safety systems, efficient engine range and last, but not least high quality materials for the interior.
2015 Hyundai Sonata is 35mm longer and 30mm wider than its predecessor, which means that it offers a lot more interior space and better riding comfort. The exterior boasts some styling cues from the larger Genesis. The model has 41% greater torsional strength and 35% bigger bending strength while testing was done in several locations across the globe, including the Nurburgring in Germany and at the Mojave Proving Ground in California. The dimensions are 4,855mm in length, 1,865mm in width and 1,475mm in height, with a 2,805mm wheelbase and a 462-litre luggage compartment. Some of the new features include new designs of wheels ranging from 16" to 18", a front MacPherson strut suspension combined with a rear multi-link arrangement. There are also bi-xenon headlights (with High Beam Assist) together with LED DRLs and LED taillights.
The engine range includes a 2.0 liter CVVL petrol with 168HP (124 kW) and 201Nm (149 lb-ft) of torque, a 2.4 ltier GDi with 193HP (142 kW) and 247Nm (183 lb-ft) of torque and a 2.0 liter LPi with 151HP (116 kW) and 194Nm (144 lb-ft). All engines are connected to a 6-speed manual and an optional 6-speed automatic gearbox. The power is sent to the front wheels.
The interior boasts improved ergonomics and high quality materials to create a more luxurious cabin for the passengers. The safety is granted by 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP and TCS systems, along with Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System and Blind Spot Detection assistance systems.
Other extras include heated and vented front seats, heated rear seats, electric rear window blind and rear side curtain blinds along with an eight-inch touchscreen display with support for USB, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity as well as smartphone integration.
2015 Hyundai Sonata is expected to hit the market in the second half of the year.