2015 Hyundai Sonata is currently going on sale. It will offer its customers a more refined look thanks to the implementation of the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. In addition, it adds features such as hands-free Smart Trunk, Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability, panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel.

The new design language includes stiffer body structure, better ride quality, and accents on the reduced noise, vibration and harshness. This Hyundai model is also equipped with advanced safety and convenience features.

As a standard, 2015 Sonata comes with seven airbags. In them is included the new driver's knee airbag, which was created in order to help prevent the driver from sliding down the seat in a case of collision. Additionally, this allows the other restraint systems to be more effective.

Other active safety technologies assist drivers and help prevent accidents. Again as a cost-option, the car can get Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Lane Departure Warning System.

There are three trim levels equipped with the revised 2.4-liter Theta II GDI four-cylinder engine. Namely - the Sonata SE, Sport and Limited. The powertrain produces 185 horsepower (136 kW) and 241 Nm (178 lb-ft) of torque. New for 2015 is the Electronic Intake Continuously Variable Valve Timing (E-CVVT) system that enhances the overall performance in low temperatures and also minimizes emissions.

The refined 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI includes E-CVVT, and powers the Sonata Sport 2.0T models. The unit is optimized for lower-RPM drivability and it produces 245 horsepower (180 kW) and 352 Nm (260 lb-ft) of torque. Here, the twin-scroll turbocharger features a smaller turbine and compressor wheels. They provide better responsiveness and more torque in the low and mid RPM range.

2015 Hyundai Sonata will begin arriving at dealerships by the end of the month.

2015 Hyundai Sonata Pricing:

Model Engine Transmission MSRP (USD)
SE 2.4L I4 6-Speed A/T w/SHIFTRONIC $21,150 - $22,350
Sport 2.4L I4 6-Speed A/T w/SHIFTRONIC $23,175 - $26,625
Limited 2.4L I4 6-Speed A/T w/SHIFTRONIC $26,525 - $31,575
Sport 2.0T 2.0L Turbo I4 6-Speed A/T w/SHIFTRONIC $28,575 - $33,525

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Source: Hyundai