As it is with most of Hyundai vehicles, the brand new Sonata is all up for an early release in Korea. Being a part of a mid-cycle refreshed model, car lovers can expect this new vehicle with a facelift and better performance. Although they cannot expect new 2018 Hyundai Sonata in the US as of now, Hyundai promises to reveal its redesigned model typically for the US market very soon.
Sonata is already famous for its long body and streamlined shape. Add to that a good performing engine and decent handling, and you get the new 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Although still under modification, car enthusiasts expect a long from it particularly since it has agreed to compete with higher end luxury sedans.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Redesigned
Rumors have it that this new vehicle adopts a bolder approach regarding looks and off course sportier than many. Borrowing its looks partially from its current model, the new car has got edgier designs and a sharper nose. Higher trim models might feature an intricate mesh design.
The sporty black Hyundai Sonata 2018 boasts of being the best in its class thanks to its superior bumpers and new improved grilles. Expect this vehicle to take on easily Honda sedans. Use of black chrome and bezel for its body remolding can be regarded as a step taken for elevating its appearance.
Rest of the exterior design updates will be announce soon. Car lovers expect a more sophisticated looking vehicle ready to compete its costlier rivals. This new vehicle can be seen with 17 or 18-inch alloy wheels. From the inside, passengers are sure to get delighted for Hyundai’s idea to enhance its space and make it roomier. A host of driving mode options includes Comfort, Sport and Eco.
Lots of customization has been added to 2018 Hyundai Sonata starting from its most formal yet advanced approach. Leather upholstered seats are ready to provide more comfort. Car maker makes use of plastic for rest of the design. The car maker has decided to give users with varied customization options inside the vehicle including choice of a woodgrain texture.
Intelligent driver assist systems aim to blend comfort with a visual appeal of its dashboard. Rest of the cabin is kept tidy with minor enhancements meant for controlling this 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Multiple charging and air conditioning points aim to provide more comfort. The infotainment is managed by large touchscreen displays which support smartphone connectivity.
How does the new 2018 Hyundai Sonata perform?
The base model of this new vehicle gets a 2.4 liters 4 cylinder engine which can make 185 HP and 178 lb-ft of torque out flat. Potential car owners can also take advantage of the more powerful 2.0 liters Turbocharged 4 cylinder engine. It can make 245 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both these engine options come with 6 speed auto transmission.
The 3rd variant, however, is renamed as the Eco model and is a 1.6 liters 4 cylinder engine which make 177 HP and 195 lb-ft of torque. In terms of fuel economy, Hyundai Sonata 2018 continues to be efficient and offers a combined mileage of 25 mpg.
Pricing and Release Dates
Expect new Sonata to cost about $21,000 for its basic model. Higher models, however, can cost more than $35,000. 2018 Hyundai Sonata release date is 2017 summer.