The upcoming eighth-gen Sonata has been spied undisguised ahead of its official global reveal. The spied image reveals its front and rear design.
Hyundai unveiled the Sonata plug-in hybrid sedan at the Indian Auto Expo 2016. The vehicle inherits Hyundai’s fluidic 2.0 design details that render a sharp and radiant sight to it. The latest and smart technology for the interiors comprises an eight-inch infotainment unit along with the Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. The safety package includes a range of airbags, ABS, ESC, TC and many other important features. The new-generation Sonata gets energized by a 2.0L GDI four-cylinder gasoline motor in collaboration with 360V electric engine which is further mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The combination develops 202 hp of power at 6000rpm. Amalgamation of new carbon footprints, technology and power make Sonata plug-in hybrid 21% more potential than the earlier version.
The Sonata combines expressive styling with contemporary features that consumers want. Along with three different gas-powered engines, the Sonata also offers an eco-friendly hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain for increased fuel savings. However, none of them provide noteworthy acceleration. Its comfortable ride pacifies during daily commutes, but the family sedan never really engages the driver. Besides the base model, every Sonata is available with myriad driver-assistance technologies such as automated emergency braking and lane-keeping assist. Every model features a user-friendly infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Still, the best content is reserved for the top trims, which diminishes the Sonata's value proposition. The result is a stylish and diverse lineup that simply falls short of premier competitors that have fewer compromises. An all-new Sonata with a handsome new design goes on sale for 2020.