2020 Hyundai Sonata gets an aggressive design approach and is expected to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April
Coming from the production floor of Hyundai, the latest set of spy pictures gives us a more or less complete taste of how the next generation Sonata will look like. Courtesy of DN Sonata Club in Korea, the images have come up on the interweb. The eighth generation model is expected to make the same impact as the 2011 model with a couple styling.
Hyundai believes the new Sonata will make a big statement and the design engineers have indeed brought forth a distinctive appeal and a bolder styling compared to the outgoing model. Taking design inspiration from the Le Fil Rouge concept showcased at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show helping in a more pleasing and stand out posture.
The front fascia gets a prominent cascading grille, sharper sweptback headlamps and integrated Daytime Running Lights. Perhaps the new version has wider stance than the existing Sonata but the rear end has mimicked the Honda Civic with a C-shaped boomerang LED tail lamps covering the entire width emphasising the sportiness.
The peek into the interior does give away the “shift by wire” controls debuted in the Palisade, the brand’s biggest SUV in footprint till date. The centre console appears to be more premium than the outgoing model and use of new materials will be the order of the day.
With the production beginning in March 2019, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is expected to make global premiere at the New York Auto Show in April where the Styx subcompact SUV will also be unveiled. The new Sonata will continue to use the 2.0-litre, 2.4-litre and 2.0-litre hybrid options in the international markets.
A performance-spec Sonata N is reportedly in the development stage as well and it could be powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged Motor with chassis and cosmetic upgrades. After a decade long run, Hyundai discontinued the Sonata In India due to shrinking demand and lack of diesel engine back in 2015. The eighth generation executive sedan is highly unlikely to make debut in India in the near future.