Previews American model headed to New York
Hyundai unveiled its redesigned 2015 Sonata sedan in South Korea on Monday. Until now all we’ve seen are teaser shots of the company’s second-greatest promoting motor vehicle, which falls behind the smaller Elantra in sales by about 5,000 units per 12 months. It will make its North American debut at the New York car demonstrate in April.
Hyundai says the new car “focuses on ‘Inner Force,’ a theme that points to its evolved aesthetic and confident perfection.” (What? –ED.) The organization also says that the “equipment, style and standing supply a feeling generally linked with vehicles in the section above.”
This is the Korean industry car, and some things will alter for the American model. Its layout will be a little sportier, according to Hyundai. The American automobile will also have a bit much more premium material inside, to fit our have-it-all mentalities, and essentially the same powertrain setup. It will be launched outdoors of Korea during the second half of 2014.
The automobile will get 3 engines in its property country, such as a liquefied petroleum fuel version, but we’ll assume that it won’t seem right here until Hyundai tells us otherwise.
The other 2 engines are a 165-hp, 2.-liter 4 and a 190-hp, directed-injected 2.4-liter 4. The Sonata stays with front-wheel drive, utilizing both a 6-pace automatic or a 6-pace guide transmission. No word but on fuel mileage numbers.
The new Sonata is about one.3 inches longer than the outgoing model, and about one inch wider. Far more than half of the entire body is created from substantial-power steel, an boost of 30 % over the previous generation model. That outcomes in a 41 % enhance in torsional strength and a 35 percent enhance in bending power.
To boost managing, functionality and street manners, Hyundai tested the new sedan everywhere from the Nürburgring in Germany to the Mojave Desert in California. A reworked suspension tends to make things comfortable, in accordance to Hyundai, while also incorporating to the responsiveness and stability.
A choice of security features will be presented, which includes smart cruise manage, lane-departure warnings, blind spot indicators and substantial-beam help, which detects approaching vehicles and dips the headlights to lessen glare.
We’ll see a lot more at the New York car present next month.
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