Hyundai Reveals Updated Design for Eighth-Generation SONATA
Hyundai Motor Company in Seoul, South Korea revealed the design of the new SONATA, with a new badge for the eighth-generation midsize sedan.
Through more than a simple facelift, the new SONATA updates the old SONATA’s image, launched in 2019, with low-slung and aggressive styling and future-oriented technology.
The new SONATA accentuates its distinctive image with an N Line-based exterior design that conveys sports coupe style with a long hood, low front-end and fastback roof line. The dynamic design is emphasized by the contrast between sharp, linear elements and clean, supple surfaces. The black garnish along the bottom of the body rises towards the rear, giving SONATA a strong character.
At the rear, the new H-lights further emphasize SONATA’s high-tech image and wide stance. The swooping spoiler-shaped trunk lid and muffler-shaped rear garnish on the standard model reinforce the impression of a high-performance sports sedan while the addition of a rear spoiler and dual twin-tip mufflers along with exclusive 19-inch wheels on the N Line further amplify that image.
The new SONATA’s features a driver-centric layout with a panoramic curved display that combines both 12.3-inch driver information clusters and 12.3-inch AVN infotainment system in a modern and simple dashboard layout that emphasizes the horizontal lines and expanded sense of space. The touch-type climate control unit applied to the instrument panel boosts the high-tech vibe. The interior has undergone significant upgrades for an improved passenger experience with tasteful interior colour combinations to enhance the sense of sportiness and premium character simultaneously.
The new SONATA will be unveiled at the Seoul Mobility Show, March 30–April 9, 2023.