The Sonata sedan range is a great example of how far the Korean manufacturer has come over the past few decades, each successive generation representing a quantum leap over its predecessor. The current model is due for imminent replacement and Hyundai is planning to introduce the 2020 Sonata at 2019 New York Motor Show. Ahead of the full reveal, Hyundai has released some specs and images of this new model.
This is the first Hyundai model to follow the ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design concept and it is both lower (by 1.1-inches), wider (0.9-inches) and longer (by 1.7-inches) than its predecessor. The daytime running lights feature Hidden Lighting Lamps as featured on the HDC-2 concept car which is a world first on a production car The overall design has aspects of the Kia Stinger about it, especially from the side, while the rear makes a bold statement with its sharply angled boot. The combination makes for a rather attractive sedan and the confident styling extends to the interior which has a clean uncluttered look about it; no large infotainment screens here as Hyundai feels these can be distracting for the driver. Powertrain details as well as performance figures will be revealed next month with sales starting in the second half of this year.