Hyundai is locked and loaded to debut its redesigned, 2015 Sonata at the New York Auto Show subsequent month. For a single enterprising Korean photographer, nevertheless, the reveal just could not come soon adequate.
A South Korean site referred to as Bobaedream.co.kr unceremoniously published some pictures of what would appear to be a entirely undisguised instance of the new Sonata. Korean Auto Weblog quickly followed up on the leak, claiming that the vehicle in question was fitted with Hyundai’;s 2.-liter turbocharged GDI engine, producing 274 horsepower, and linked to an all-new, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
No matter whether that details came from a reliable insider source (as the photos would recommend) or was just a greatest guess, we cannot say. But we can see what path Hyundai is headed in with the Sonata. The front finish noticed in the spy shots is far more or much less what we would presently noticed in the final teaser image, with a new headlamp style assisting to set off a prominent grille. The grille does seem to be to have some component of the powerful, graphical surround from the teaser, as well, though it is not as defined in these reduced-resolution pictures. Sheetmetal on the hood and bodysides looks cleaner, straighter and much less fussy than in the recent car, too. As for whether or not this is the Korean-spec auto or the a single destined for the US industry, that is unclear, even though we have been advised that the 2 automobiles do search extremely related.
What say you? Does this leaked image guarantee a much better-looking Sonata, or is the 2015 vehicle a step backwards in terms of style? Inform us which way you are leaning, in Comments.