Outside, the new Sonata gets crisper and more angular styling than the previous version, giving it a look that’s at once more athletic yet more conservative, with a larger and more refined grille and standard LED daytime running lights.
“We crafted the shape of the 2015 Sonata in the same way an award-winning chef refines his recipe over the years,” said Chris Chapman, chief designer, Hyundai Design North America. “The evolution to Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’s more taut, modern lines reflect the improvements in refinement and driving dynamics for 2015.”
Inside, the new Sonata provides more room and improved ergonomics, with more cabin and trunk space than its major competitors – enough interior space to actually be classified as a large car. The centre stack is angled towards the driver, and the height of the instrument cluster and infotainment screen are optimized for visibility and reside on the same plane to enhance readability during a quick glance, all to help the driver remain focused on the road ahead. Hyundai also reduced cabin noise, with increased sound deadening and attention to engine intake and exhaust tuning.
Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, traction control, ABS, a tire pressure monitoring system, and seven airbags with a new driver’s knee airbag. The new Sonata also offers blind spot monitoring, radar-guided adaptive cruise control, lane change notifications, and advanced collision mitigation technology.
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata will be manufactured at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Plant in Montgomery, Alabama and will go on sale this summer.
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