It has been teased. It has been spied. And now Here’s the first official images of the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata from its unveiling ceremony in South Korea. Looking remarkably similar to the 2015 Genesis, the new Sonata is grown up not just in size, but the character as well.
The new mid-size sedan is blessed with a whole bunch of new technologies, some of them way too advanced for its category. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata comes with Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), an award-winning infotainment system, and even one of those smart trunk openers that react to the movements of your leg. It is a well-thought-out family sedan.
The new Sonata is 3.5cm longer and about 3cm wider than the car it replaces. You wouldn’t notice the difference when you look at the car, especially as it has a edgier, less curvy design that make it look more compact. But you will feel it in terms of enhanced interior space. What’s more, Hyundai says the new Sonata is thoroughly tested for better handling and NVH (noise, vibrations, harshness) levels than its predecessor.
2015 Hyundai Sonata features revised suspension on all four corners and gets new electronic control units, including a new electric power steering that promise greater feel and control. Engine-wise, the car launches in Korea with three four-cylinder engines, including a 166-hp 2.0 liter, a 149-hp LPi 2.0 liter, and a 190-hp 2.4 Liter GDi. That latter will probably be offered in the U.S. market as well, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.