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NEWS: HYUNDAI RELEASE FIRST PICTURES OF THE NEXT-GEN 2020 SONATA

This latest model sets the bar with a complete re-design externally and internally …

 

HYUNDAI UNVEIL THE ALL-NEW EIGHTH GENERATION 2020 SONATA SEDAN IN KOREA


The next-gen Sonata is a completely different look to its seventh-generation predecessor.

 

Hyundai has designed this model to look a lot sportier and sensuous. They describe this style of design as harmony between the four elements of vehicle design. These include:

  • Proportion
  • Architecture
  • Styling
  • Technology

 

The 2020 Sonata has a very dramatic front fascia which sports daytime running lights (DRL) that are not common within the car world. We favour this look on the next-gen Sonata as the DRL lights run up the hood and along the windows of the car, making it seem less out of place and more incorporated in the full design sweep.

 

Senior Vice President and head of the Hyundai Design Centre Sang Yup Lee commented on the overall design of the Sonata stating that it celebrates the coupe-like silhouette.

 

Mr Lee said, “A short overhang, sloping roofline and low deck lid create a balanced feel, and Hyundai’s signature chrome accent now goes all the way into the hood, making it look even longer. It also has LED lighting built in. These cues bring the Sensuous Sportiness design to life.”

 

In comparison to its predecessor, the Sonata has a 30mm lower height and a width that has been extended an extra 25mm. The grille on the Sonata also resembles a sports car that doesn’t compare to its previous model, where the overall design on this next-gen vehicle is simple yet unique.

 

The inside of the model reflects a premium and soothing cabin. It seems as though the extra 25mm added to the width of the car has significantly made a difference. The model looks stretched sideways ever so slightly, thus creating the feeling of space and coziness at the same time.

 

By compressing the height of the dashboard and HVAC vents, we believe the inside of the Sonata feels like it is floating. The light-coloured upholstery also adds to the ambience of the cabin that we could only describe as the feeling you get when driving off into the sunset. 

 

If you’re intrigued by this next-gen Sonata model, Hyundai has announced that it will be launched in the second half of 2019 in Australia. In the meantime, feel free to contact the team at Tony White Group if you’re interested in any Hyundai model in our Showroom. Find your closest dealership here.

 


Source: Hyundai Australia