Even though it borrows styling cues for the redesigned Genesis sedan, the all-new Hyundai Sonata doesn’t, well, look all that new, especially from the side. It might just be me.
The new Sonata is longer, wider and lighter than the outgoing model. Like the Genesis, it wears Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, the company’s latest design philosophy. But while the Genesis is notably distinct from its predecessor, the Korean mid-size sedan looks like a re-skinned version of the old model. It is less swoopy and more angular and, as a result, appears blander.
Like the exterior, the interior is also more angular and takes on a more serious appearance. Though less interesting to look at, it will certainly be more high-tech than any Sonata interior before it.
The North American model will likely be offered with a 2.4-liter GDi engine rated at around 190 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 2.0T powertrain. A Sport model will also be part of the lineup. Both a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic will be available.
Let us know what you think about the latest Hyundai Sonata.
New Hyundai Venue Is Hyundai’s Smallest, Cheapest SUV
Hyundai’s SUV and crossover family welcomes their smallest and most affordable member.
The all-new, 2020 Hyundai Venue is a new entry-level SUV for the masses. Designed to appeal to millennials, it is the smallest and most affordable utility vehicle offered by Hyundai.
The Venue is actually five-inches shorter than the Kona, but a taller, more upright profile makes it appear bigger and even more substantial.
Exterior design is in line with Hyundai’s latest SUV design language, with highlights including the brand’s cascading grille and squarish headlights placed below razor-thin daytime running lights and turn signals.
Inside, the 2020 Venue gets an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and rearview monitor. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant connectivity are also available.
Power comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that can be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) automatic, delivering fuel economy of up to 33 mpg combined.
Despite its small size, the crossover can be had with many of Hyundai’s latest safety technologies including forward collision assist, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic warning, driver attention warning, and blind-spot detection.
The Hyundai Venue appears to have the substance to go with its spunk. Sales begin in the forth quarter of 2019.
All-New, 2020 Hyundai Sonata Revealed With Stunning Design, Premium Vibe
The company brought its A-game for round eight in the midsize family car segment.
Hyundai Motors has revealed the all-new, 2020 Hyundai Sonata, and it could very well have a winner on its hands.
To counter the shrinking sedan segment, the Korean automaker went the extra mile to make the eighth-generation Sonata stand out, giving it a striking yet elegant design that can be mistaken for a car much more expensive.
It also looks sportier than the previous Sonata thanks to its longer, wider and shorter and proportions. Needless to say, designers went for an attractive “four-door coupe” look, and we think they nailed it.
“A short overhang, sloping roofline and low deck lid create a balanced feel, and Hyundai’s signature chrome accent now goes all the way into the hood, making it look even longer,” says Hyundai design VP Sang Yup Lee. “It also has LED lighting built in. These cues bring the Sensuous Sportiness design to life.”
The overhauled interior appears just as upscale and is said to draw inspiration from from a Stealth aircraft, especially the winged-shaped instrument panel desihm. Satin chrome accents, ambient lighting, leather upholstery and shift-by-wire system that frees up stowage space contribute greatly to the cabin’s premium vibe.
Owners will be able to turn their smartphone into a digital key by downloading an app that works with the onboard Near Field Communication (NFC) tech to communicate with the car and unlock the doors.
What do you think about the all-new, 2020 2020 Hyundai Sonata? Do you like how it turned out?
Hyundai Is Making A New Electric Car For 2020
The Korean automaker is setting itself up to be a preeminent electric car brand.
Hyundai already offers several electrified models, like the Kona Electric and Ioniq, but those models share platforms with gas-powered models. The company has decided to go the extra mile with an all-electric car based on a dedicated new EV platform that it plans to release in 2020.
Not much else is known about the new electric Hyundai, but it is expected to have a driving range over 250 miles when it hits the market.
Ambitious Hyundai plans to invest heavily in electrified models over the next few years and has dedicated $40 billion to developing new vehicles. Approximately $2.95 billion of that amount will go to new electrified vehicles and another $2.2 billion to autonomous vehicles.
The goal is to introduce 44 electrified models by 2025 and have a Level 4 autonomous vehicle ready by 2021 in hopes of becoming “one of the world’s top three EV manufacturers.”