| Lyna Mohamad |
THE all-new Sonata features a sophisticated evolution of the brand’s long-established mid-size sedan and represents the practical application of premium Hyundai Motor technologies first introduced in the Genesis.
A modern, enhanced vehicle with refined style and class-leading advanced features, the Sonata was designed with Hyundai Motor’s evolved Fluidic Sculpture philosophy in mind.
Showcasing Hyundai Motor’s sleek exterior and intuitive interior design ethos, and thus projecting a harmonious and athletic appearance, the all-new Sonata’s design concept focuses on ‘Inner Force’ – a theme that points to its evolved aesthetic and confident perfection.
Premium equipment, style and status deliver a feeling typically associated with vehicles in the segment above, and the Sonata successfully also fulfils the practical needs of drivers, while at the same time invoking a sense of confidence and class as well as representing the democratisation of new technologies first developed for inclusion in the Genesis, which offers more customers with Modern Premium values.
The project began with the aim of developing a world-class premium, mid-size sedan through innovations in fundamental areas, while maintaining the model’s proud heritage and inspiring driver confidence, an important goal for the Sonata.
Utilising a modified Hyundai Motor platform that has been optimised to offer a dynamic driving experience, the model’s new design underpinnings also contribute to an improvement in suspension performance and greater structural rigidity from the previous generation, resulting in 41 per cent greater torsional strength and 35 per cent greater bending strength than the outgoing model.
To ensure a rewarding and safe driving experience, the new Sonata also features advanced suspension design and active safety features, such as the Blind Spot Detection and Advanced Smart Cruise Control.
Uncompromised levels of convenience features are also fitted into the Sonata to provide the type of luxury, safety and technology equipment typically associated with cars from the segment above it.
In addition, a variety of premium features, such as rear parking sensors, heated leather seats, rear-side curtain airbags, advanced multimedia systems and next-generation infotainment equipment, emphasise Hyundai Motor’s commitment to delivering value beyond expectations.