Last modified: 04/23/14
The redesigned 2015 Sonata, introduced at the 2014 New York auto show, will offer more technology and safety equipment than the outgoing model.
Some distinct characteristics of the Sonata will continue: a creased beltline and chrome trim that connects the headlight to the greenhouse. The car's suspension and steering have been redesigned for better ride and handling performance and efforts to reduce noise, vibration and harshness were applied throughout the vehicle. The car’s body-in-white uses more advanced high-strength steel than its predecessor, boosting rigidity.
Under the hood, Hyundai will carry-over a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine for Sonatas in SE, Limited and Sport trims, while a 2.0-liter, turbo-four will power the Sonata Sport 2.0T. But each engine will provide less horsepower compared to current power plants. Horsepower in the 2.4-liter will drop to 185 hp while horsepower in the 2.0-liter turbocharged will tumble to 245 hp.
Automatic dimming high-beam headlights, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning are among the new safety features on the 2015 Sonata.
Some will also be offered with Apple’s CarPlay system, letting iPhone users access their phone’s text messages, Apple maps, make calls and listen to music. An updated version of Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system will also be available. Hyundai will also make an in-car service scheduling, dealer locator, roadside assistance and maintenance app available for download to the car’s head unit on Sonatas with Navigation.
|Segment: Mid-sized||Powertrain: Conventional (gasoline)|
|Release Year: 2014||New Product Category: Re-engineering |
|Drive: FWD|| |