2018 Hyundai Sonata
Sonata is a front-wheel-drive four-door model, which Hyundai Motor has been making since 1985. This car belongs to the class E, which according to the European classification means business class. Sonata has only one body option - a sedan. Currently, the seventh generation of this model, which launched in 2014, is available to customers.
Like all representatives of the business class Sonata cars are different:
- Comfortable lounge.
- Powerful power units of various modifications.
- Smooth and confident suspension work.
- High security.
- Large set of options.
In Russia, the seventh generation of Sonata cars was not for sale. Instead, in our market there is a model i40. This model is not in demand not only in the domestic car market, but also has low sales in other countries. Therefore, Hyundai Motors decided to soon abandon the production of this model and replace it with a new generation.
At the beginning of this year, Hyundai published official images on its website that reveal the appearance of the upcoming new product.In addition, according to the information provided by the manufacturer, a number of technical parameters of the new car became available.
The design of the new car corresponds to the existing concept of the company, which is aimed at creating an appearance with sporty and active features for all its cars. This concept is connected with the possibility of attracting young category buyers, who, above all, appreciate a sporty look in cars.
Such a sporty look forms on the new Sonata the design of the headlights and the grille, made in an enlarged version, made in chrome trim. In addition, this image is supported by LED-mounted front fog lamps mounted on a large front bumper, which are located as close as possible to the road, which will increase, according to the developers, their efficiency when working in foggy conditions and poor visibility.
On the side, an individual, more stringent features of the body, original aerodynamic forms of mirrors with built-in LED turn signal lights and individual alloy wheels give it an individual image.
Behind the backlight LED headlights are very interesting, they are separated by a chrome-plated insert and smoothly approaching the side rear fenders of the car.
In general, all the changes made in the new car body give it a sports orientation, which was specially worked out and made by Hyundai Motors designers for the 2018 Sonata model.
What we see in the cabin
Interior design compared with the seventh generation has not changed very much. But at the same time it should be noted that he retained the former spacious volume and its comfort.
Changes are made on the steering wheel. The wheel is made with four spokes. Additional features have been added to its design, which allows the driver to steer the car confidently and safely, and the steering wheel itself to be considered multifunctional.
The main control panel of the car designers Hyundai Motors performed in a classic style, in a dark color and the use of special color edging for all controls.
On the control panel itself there is a large screen that allows you to control a special multimedia complex of the car. He can provide the following information:
- vehicle position when driving;
- assist with parking;
- Warn about approaching vehicle and pedestrian.
Interior trim and headlining in the basic version is made of high quality fabric materials. In accordance with the wishes and orders of customers, the finish can be made in leather in different colors with aluminum inserts.
Completion and technical parameters
At the first stage of the release, the new generation Hyundai Sonata will be equipped with three powertrain options, these are two 2.0 L engines with a capacity of 150 and 168 liters. With., and also more powerful engine in 195 forces and volume of 2.4 liters. In the transmission together with all engines, a six-speed manual transmission and an eight-band automatic transmission can be installed.
The dimensions of the car were:
- length - 4.82 m;
- height - 1.48 m;
- width - 1.47 m,
- wheelbase - 2.79 m,
- ground clearance - 0.14 m.
According to the designers of the company, such parameters, together with the use of an independent front suspension and a rear multi-link, will give the car good controllability, driving stability, add comfort and safety for passengers in the cabin.
Hyundai cars have always been richly equipped.Not an exception and a new modification, so in the standard version the following functions are provided:
- keyless access;
- a large number of airbags, including the knee for the driver and the side for the rear passengers;
- rear view camera;
- parking assistant;
- LED turn signal in side mirrors;
- self-dimming rearview mirror;
- instrument panel with monochrome display;
- trip computer;
- light and rain sensors;
- electric heating and folding side mirrors;
- Electric front seats in 3 versions;
- dual-zone climate control.
The beginning of sales in Russia and the price
For the domestic market, the car will be performed in two versions of the Comfort and a more comprehensive version of the Express. The company will provide the final equipment for both versions, as well as additional options for Russian conditions, closer to the start of sales, which are scheduled for early this fall.
It is planned that the price of the new Sonata in the minimum configuration will be 1,400,000 rubles, the most equipped versions will cost from 2,200,000 rubles.