The 2020 Hyundai Sonata has been revealed, debuting a new design language we first saw on Hyundai’s Le Fil Rouge concept.
Now in its eighth generation, the Sonata adopts a far more svelte and premium silhouette, in a bid to seduce mid-size sedan customers before they join the mass exodus to the SUV world.
Dubbed Sensuous Sportiness, the new design language succeeds Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 and seeks to imbue Hyundai vehicles with a more desirable and upmarket quality. Hyundai’s Vice President of the Design Centre elaborated:
“Sonata celebrates innovative coupe-like silhouette. “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 terms of dimensions, the car is 45mm longer, 30mm lower and 25mm wider, contributing to the sleeker proportions of the 2020 Sonata when compared with its soon-to-be predecessor. A 45mm longer wheelbase should free up more legroom, too. Capacitive touch controls will add a newfound level of tactility as well.
The interior features elements such as the steering wheel, said to be inspired by aircraft controls, with a more horizontal and lower layout to emphasize a lighter feeling ambience. It’s hard to argue that this is an altogether more sumptuous car than its predecessor. Expect today’s 2.4-litre and 2.0-litre turbocharged engines to carry over, but we will provide confirmation of this when we learn more.
We can confirm, however, that the new car will hit local shores in the latter half of this year. What do you think of the new Sonata? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below!