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2014 New York Auto Show Live: 2015 Hyundai Sonata

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2014 New York Auto Show Live: 2015 Hyundai Sonata

After it took the wraps at home in South Korea off the all new Sonata, the model also made its official public debut during the 2014 New York motor show.

The 2015 Sonata is a very important model for Hyundai in the US, as it fights to gain more sales in the very competitive mid-size sedan segment – and especially since the radical last generation was well received by many customers. Actually, the Sonata is such a big model that Toyota concurrently decided to out during the same motor show an updated mid-life cycle refreshed Camry.

“We crafted the shape of the 2015 Sonata in the same way an award-winning chef refines his recipe over the years,” said Chris Chapman, chief designer, Hyundai Design North America. “With the 2011 Sonata, Hyundai took the mid-size sedan from a meal to a gourmet dinner. The evolution to Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’s more taut, modern lines reflect the improvements in refinement and driving dynamics for 2015.”

The all-new Sonata should reach dealer lots in the US this summer, with a restyled – but more restrained – design. The entry level version comes nicely equipped with LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler and 16-inch aluminum rims.

For those craving for more there’s the Sport variant, which adds a new front fascia, another grille and more chrome – and based on your choice you can have a dual exhaust setup with 17-inch alloys or in the case of the Sport 2.0T a four pipe exhaust and 18 inch rims.

The interior is not really something to brag for Hyundai – with a rather uninteresting styling, but it’s well equipped – you get from the entry version amenities like air con, LED interior lights, power windows and locks and iPod/USB/AUX/Bluetooth connectivity. The Sport also features some additions – carbon look a like trim, electric 8-way adjustable drivers seat, while if all this is not enough there’s also a Limited version – which keeps all this and ads leather steering wheel, leather seats and a wood trim.

Two engine options will be available, either a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder that churns out 185 hp (138 kW) and 178 lb-ft (241 Nm) of torque, or a more aggressive turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that outs 245 hp (182 kW) and 260 lb-ft(352 Nm) of torque.

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - filed under Hyundai, Motor Shows, New York Auto Show, News, Sticky news. Image credit: .
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