Earlier this month we had seen some teaser photos of the soon to be launched 2015 Hyundai Sonata, but at an event in its native country, the South Korean car manufacturer has officially taken the wraps off the latest version of its flagship luxury sedan.
The new model is 35mm longer and 30mm wider giving it a marginal increase in exterior size, but there are some worthwhile gains in the interiors.
The manufacturer claims to have improved the ergonomics of the Hyundai Sonata while at the same time installing more premium materials to create a more luxurious cabin. There are also added safety features such as six airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP and TCS systems, along with Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System and Blind Spot Detection assistance systems. Then the car also gets comfort features such as heated and vented front seats, heated rear seats, electric rear window blind and rear side curtain blinds along with an eight-inch touchscreen display with support for USB, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity as well as smartphone integration.
The all-new Hyundai Sonata will come with a 2.0-litre petrol engine with 165bhp and a diesel 2.4 litre unit with 190bhp, and both engines can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed auto transmission.
"The Sonata has been playing a key role in Hyundai Motor's rapid growth in the global market, as well as leading the development of the Korean auto industry. We are confident that the all-new Sonata will change the landscape of the global midsize sedan market, "Choong Ho Kim, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor, said. "Hyundai Motor has been pursuing qualitative growth, providing innovative experiences and values to our customers, and the all-new Sonata will be at the centre of these efforts."