All-new Sonata ar­rives in Australia

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Bor­row­ing much of its style, so­phis­ti­ca­tion and tech­nol­ogy from the ground­break­ing Ge­n­e­sis, Hyundai’s all-new Sonata has ar­rived in Australia.

The sev­enth-gen­er­a­tion of Hyundai’s long­est-serv­ing name­plate in Australia, the all-new model is eas­ily the best-built, most tech­no­log­i­callyad­vanced and drive­able Sonata yet.

To­gether with its ul­tra-so­phis­ti­cated Ge­n­e­sis stable­mate, all-new Sonata al­ready has claimed a pres­ti­gious Good De­sign Award, the world’s pre­mier award for in­no­va­tive and cut­ting-edge industrial, prod­uct and graphic de­sign.

Like Ge­n­e­sis, prod­uct of Hyundai’s Flu­idic Sculp­ture 2.0 de­sign phi­los­o­phy, the all-new Sonata’s flow­ing and stylish new lines con­trib­ute to its sports-car-like 0.27Cd aero­dy­nam­ics.

In­side, all-new Sonata of­fers large­car cabin and boot space to­gether with bench­mark new equip­ment lev­els and ad­vanced in­tu­itive fea­tures.

Avail­able in three equip­ment lev­els — Ac­tive, Elite and Pre­mium — all-new Sonata is pow­ered by 138 kW 2.4-litre nat­u­rally as­pi­rated (Ac­tive) and

a 180 kW 2.0-litre turbo (Elite and Pre­mium) Theta II four-cylin­der petrol GDi en­gines. Both en­gines are matched to Hyundai’s ad­vanced sixspeed Shiftronic au­to­matic with lockup torque con­verter and se­quen­tial man­ual shift mode.

As part of Hyundai Mo­tor Com­pany Australia’s ex­haus­tive lo­cal­i­sa­tion pro­gram, the all-new Sonata’s al­ready im­pres­sive dy­nam­ics have been op­ti­mised for Aus­tralian driv­ing con­di­tions and Aus­tralian driv­ers by Hyundai’s ac­claimed lo­cal sus­pen­sion devel­op­ment team.

New front and


re­vised multi-link rear sus­pen­sion — both aug­mented by lo­cally re-spec­i­fied damper, spring and sway bar com­bi­na­tions — in­te­grate with dualmode 32-bit mo­tor-driven power steer­ing to de­liver im­pres­sive sta­bil­ity and drive­abil­ity.

Pas­sive and ac­tive safety fea­tures in­clude six airbags and Hyundai’s com­pre­hen­sive Ve­hi­cle Sta­bil­ity Man­age­ment Sys­tem across the three­tier range.

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

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