2020 Hyundai Sonata revealed ahead of New York Auto Show
Hyundai has released images of the next generation of its flagship Sonata saloon. The car sports a four-door-coupe like stance which is part of Hyundai’s new design language termed as ‘Sensuous Sportiness’. The Hyundai Sonata takes inspiration from the award winning Le Fil Rouge concept that was showcased by Hyundai at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.
The new Sonata has a much sportier look than its predecessor, with a 30 mm lower height and a width extended by 25 mm. Its wheelbase is enlarged by 35 mm, and its whole length by 45 mm. It features a long hood, low stance and a sleep roofline. Upfront the design is highlighted by the ‘Digital Pulse Cascading Grille’ and the DRLs which are embedded with the ‘Hidden Lighting Lamps’. The DRLs appear to be of chromic material when switched off and dramatically light up when switched on. In fact, the chromic lines run all the way up the corners of the bonnet, linking the windows and the DRLs.
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On the inside, the dashboard seems extremely well layed out. Ambient lighting illuminates the dash and the doors while the instrument panel appears modern. Hyundai says it’s inspired by a Stealth aircraft. The interiors are dual tone, with beige and black colour across the cabin. Hyundai also stated that designers aimed to alleviate the distracting large screens and instead threaded the two displays together on the 2020 Sonata, using a unique S curve. These displays are seamless, with no parting lines, and have capacitive touch buttons. Additional features include a satin chrome accent on the steering wheel, which looks like an aircraft yoke, and shift-by-wire transmission controls to free up storage space.
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The Hyundai Sonata will be revealed next month at the New York Auto Show. Watch this space for updates on the engine and architecture of the saloon.