Luxury, sport vibe combined together

Fadley Faisal

Setia Motors launched the all-new sedan, Hyundai Sonata at the Hyundai Brunei headquarters in Beribi on Saturday night.

The 2020 refreshed Hyundai Sonata gives a luxury and sport vibe much like any other Gran Coupes and it once again shook the mid-size sedan segment.

Hyundai’s Sonata is a habitual segment-breaker as it did a decade ago, inspiring its competitors.

The new Sonata sports a longer and lower dimension, forged with an aggressive styled grille and daytime running lights that stretch up over the hood.

The launch saw over 80 guests listening to a brief by Setia Motors Sales Manager Fadhi Sulaiman and full of contentment on its unveiling by Setia Motors General Manager James Chin.

The team at Hyundai Brunei said the Sonata is a new take on sporty/luxury sedan at an affordable price coming out of Hyundai’s lineup making it one of the top contenders within its segment.

The new Hyundai Sonata. PHOTO: FADLEY FAISAL

Following the launch, it is now available at all Hyundai Brunei showrooms in Beribi, Bunut and Kuala Belait.

Hyundai Brunei also mentioned that the Korean maker re-engineered the Sonata from the ground up, restyling it with a coupe-like roofline and adding new safety and convenience features and further expanding its electronic convenience.

Its dramatic styling includes exaggerated proportions, a prominent grille, and a quirky design cue featuring a spear of bright trim that flows along the front fenders and into the headlights to create what designers call a “lighting signature”.

The Hyundai Sonata comes with a 2.5-litre GDI four-cylinder engine that pushes out 191 hp/232 Nm of torque, which sends its length and weight effortlessly with no difficulties, and even beyond.

Inside, the Sonata flaunts a sophisticated, attractive space loaded with upscale features and plenty of passenger room.

This model has a long list of standard and premium features added to it such as a 12.3-inch LCD fully digital gauge cluster packed with features to make it more convenient to the driver paired with a 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment.

The interior boasts a sleek, futuristic cabin with minimal clutter and high-quality materials packed with soft touch leather trim with plush full leather seats.

It is also equipped with a full Bose 12 speaker sound system and a subwoofer in the trunk to give it more depth in the sound.

The Hyundai Sonata also comes with wireless smartphone charging that is as simple as placing a phone on its pad.