The South Korean automaker just started the teasing game for its upcoming refreshed 2018 Sonata, but here’s the model coming out of hiding already thanks to a leaked official image.
The teasing sketches from the company provided a more exciting look, but we can still see the improvements over the outgoing version – and we also have to consider the regular sedan will receive a beefier appearance when optioned as the Turbo model available in the United States as the Sport 2.0T version. As far as we can tell, this is the home-bound South Korean version, but the model arriving as a 2018 MY in America should basically look the same.
The new design includes a bigger front grille, modified bumper with larger vents, as well as new headlight styling. Additionally, the strip of LED daytime running lights seems to be shorter now, and the creases on the hood seem to have grown in size – but we’ll pass judgment on that once truly official high resolution images become available. We can’t see the back just yet, but we can expect some minor cosmetic tweaks there as well – with updated bumper and taillights. The US-bound Sonata is expected to come forward pretty quickly, with the rumor mill expecting the wraps to come off during the New York Auto Show coming in April.
Via Hyundai Blog