All-new Sonata will de­but in Aus­tralia in the sec­ond half of 2014

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Hyundai Mo­tor Com­pany, South Korea’s largest au­tomaker, re­cently un­veiled the all-new Sonata – a so­phis­ti­cated evo­lu­tion of the brand’s long-es­tab­lished mid-size sedan.

A mod­ern, en­hanced ve­hi­cle with class-leading ad­vanced fea­tures, the all-new Sonata has been de­signed us­ing Hyundai Mo­tor’s evolved Flu­idic Sculp­ture phi­los­o­phy.

Dis­play­ing a re­fined, pre­mium style, the all-new Sonata show­cases Hyundai Mo­tor’s sleek ex­te­rior and in­tu­itive in­te­rior de­sign ethos, 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 de­sign. Pre­mium equip­ment, style and sta­tus deliver a feel­ing typ­i­cally as­so­ci­ated with ve­hi­cles in the seg­ment above.

Hyundai Mo­tor pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive Choong Ho Kim said the Sonata had been play­ing a key role in Hyundai Mo­tor’s rapid growth in the global mar­ket, as well as leading the de­vel­op­ment of the Korean auto in­dus­try.

“We are con­fi­dent that the all-new Sonata will change the land­scape of the global mid-size sedan mar­ket,” Mr Kim said.

The Sonata’s newly de­signed un­der­pin­nings con­trib­ute to an im­prove­ment in sus­pen­sion per­for­mance and a greater struc­tural rigid­ity over the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion model.

The new model is 35 mm longer and 30 mm wider than the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion Sonata, de­liv­er­ing a mar­ginal in­crease in ex­te­rior size but worth­while gains in in­ter­nal vol­ume.

Ad­vanced sus­pen­sion de­sign and ac­tive safety fea­tures such as Blind Spot De­tec­tion, Lane De­par­ture Warn­ing Sys­tem and Ad­vanced Smart Cruise Con­trol, en­sure a re­ward­ing and safe driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

A va­ri­ety of pre­mium fea­tures such as rear park­ing sen­sors, heated leather seats and rear­side cur­tain airbags em­pha­size Hyundai Mo­tor’s com­mit­ment to de­liv­er­ing value. Ad­vanced multimedia sys­tems and nextgen­er­a­tion in­fo­tain­ment equip­ment are also fit­ted.

Hyundai Mo­tor’s en­gi­neers con­cen­trated on of­fer­ing ef­fi­cient pow­er­trains that would deliver max­i­mum per­for­mance for the all-new Sonata.

As a re­sult the new model of­fers driv­ers im­pres­sive ac­cel­er­a­tion and econ­omy, to­gether with use­able low and mid-range torque that pro­vides ex­cep­tional driv­abil­ity in ev­ery sit­u­a­tion. The wide range of en­gines is mated to man­ual and au­to­matic trans­mis­sions.

All-new Sonata spec­i­fi­ca­tions and pric­ing for the Aus­tralian mar­ket will be an­nounced closer to the ve­hi­cle’s lo­cal launch in the sec­ond half of 2014.

For a full run­down on Hyundai ve­hi­cles call into Shep­par­ton Hyundai, Be­nalla Rd. Or phone the show­room on 5822 5877.

A va­ri­ety of added pre­mium fea­tures such as rear park­ing sen­sors em­pha­size Hyundai Mo­tor’s com­mit­ment to de­liv­er­ing value

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