Remember the Le Fil Rouge concept vehicle that Hyundai showed off at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show? It was the inspiration for the design of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata that just made its official North American debut on Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show. While a lot of people might be focusing on the brand-new Venue crossover, we’re just as excited about the next step in the life of our most iconic vehicle, so we thought we’d dive into some highlights of what’s new in the midsize sedan.
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“Sonata is our signature product. Having been one of our first and most successful nameplates, Sonata is our legacy, and it needs to be special and memorable in all attributes. Sonata signifies our vision for future Hyundai designs, great active safety systems and cutting-edge technology that is effortless.”
– Mike O’Brien, Vice President of Product, Corporate & Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America
So much has changed in the design of the all-new Sonata, both inside and out, that it’d be difficult to pack it into one paragraph. The important thing to note is that it defines the new Sensuous Sportiness design concept Hyundai will be adopting moving forward. Its front fascia is likely the most noticeably different aspect of the design, but almost every inch of the Sonata is new, including the first-ever hidden lighting lamps that turn completely chrome with turned off.
The enhanced performance begins with the new vehicle platform that underpins the vehicle but really kicks into gear with two new powertrain options to choose from. The first option is a Smartstream G2.5 GDI engine capable of generating 191 horsepower alongside 181 pound-feet of torque while achieving 33 miles per gallon. The second option is a turbocharged Smartstream G1.6 GDI engine that can generate 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque while achieving 31 miles per gallon. The latter engine is equipped with the world’s first Continuously Variable Valve Duration.
You’ve already heard about the new Digital Key, which is certainly one of the coolest and most exciting features coming to the all-new 2020 Sonata, but there are a host of others, including: a smart trunk, Qi high-speed wireless charging with cooling fan, heated & ventilated front seats, a 10.25” display audio screen and a 12.3” instrument cluster display, full Head-Up Display, enhanced Blue Link, touch sensor outside door handles, remote start, remote smart parking assist and a host of driver-assistive safety features.
If you’re interested in learning more about the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata, be sure to stay glued here to our blog for further updates.