Future Cars: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Grows Up and Matures – Carscoops

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Future Cars: 2015 Sonata Grows Up and Matures

A few back, any talk about with my motoring-minded friends descended into an all-out slaughter at the expense of the Korean Fast forward to today, and long-lasting prejudices are now largely Hyundai isn’t a brand to be – it’s a company improving their vehicle taking their fight up to the established and traditional main

One model that has made stand up and take notice is the generation Sonata mid-size ( known as i45 in some markets ). revealed in 2009. it was a breath of air compared to the rather staid Camry, Honda Accord, Fusion and Nissan Altima of the 2000’s.

However, the car industry forever forward and those competitors have since all undergone makeovers. Latest versions of the and Ford Fusio n would be the current mid-size style so how does Hyundai’s next stack up?

The Look:

‘Fluidic was the defining styling theme of the Sonata; some people its unique appearance while thought it resembled a melted container. Regardless, it has been well received and Hyundai want to startle the punters something completely radical hence why the automaker has taken a cautious approach with its by using its new ‘ Fluidic ‘ design language.

like a cross between the Pacific market Hyundai i40 and Genesis sedan, the next embodies a classier, less approach with a large chrome grille, part-LED and imposing hood. The side is a mix of ‘been there and done – while the strong lines make it visually it could almost be from any carmaker.

The view at the back is rather with LED taillights wrapping into the trunk lid. dual exhausts sit tastefully at the lower edge, further Hyundai’s upmarket approach.

The View:

Cabin changes be vast – a new dashboard debuts with squared off and surfacing details. Touchscreen and infotainment controls sit higher up the air-vents for easier reach and While aesthetically not as free-flowing as the car, expect perceived to improve with strategic use of soft-touch plastics and piano trim details.

Access to the roomier rear should be easier than the car’s head-bagging arrangement, the roofline is still rather so headroom still appears be at a

Will It Be Safe?

Yes. The generation has earned high in Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS) crash tests. the 2015MY version to offer protection in the relatively new small crash test – that has shown up weaknesses in a number of competitor vehicles.

the proverbial altogether is the best and this should be achievable driver assists like braking, lane keeping radar cruise control and spot monitoring.

What Drives It?

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Rumor has it Hyundai will be taking a route, with a 1.6-Liter shared with the eccentric coupe and a carry-over 2.0-Liter for higher-grade versions. Don’t any V6 options, as that’s reserved for the larger rear wheel offerings. Those who enjoy will be relieved that the will also be returning albeit there’s still no on a plug-in hybrid option.

of power-train choice, gains in economy will be across the due to improvements with aerodynamics, saving techniques and transmission

Power will be transferred to the via the front wheels, and it remains to be whether AWD will be offered for who live in colder climates. such an option would allow Hyundai to pilfer from the popular Subaru and Ford Fusion AWD.

How Will It Handle?

The current can be described as competent when it to cornering; however, it’s off the compared with rivals the Mazda6 . We can only hope with soft suspension and steering feel are addressed the next generation vehicle. expect an all-new platform to things dramatically – are sticking to the current architecture, it will be massaged and re-worked to interior packaging and torsional

Due to be launched late next as a 2015 model, it will off against rivals in a fiercely segment. Opposition from Toyota, Ford, Nissan and won’t make progress – and then there’s the unknown from its upstart sibling – the next Kia Optima .

So what do you think? Has Hyundai up just another car to blend in the motorway masses or does it a breath of fresh air into a of four-door beige? Tell us feedback in the comments section

By Josh Byrnes

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