Hyundai Motor Company has revealed the design of the new SONATA, with a new badge for the eighth-generation midsize sedan that heralds its sportiest design ever. More than just a facelift, the new SONATA updates the old SONATA’s image which was launched in 2019. The new SONATA presents a fresh take on the four-door coupe.
SONATA accentuates a distinctive silhouette with an N Line-based exterior design that conveys sports coupe style with a long hood, low front-end and fastback roof line. A horizontal front-end layout that integrates a Seamless Horizon Lamp, hidden headlamps, wide grille and air intake for a dynamic and aggressive appearance. The Seamless Horizon Lamp and wide-set, hidden headlamps create a dramatic lighting effect, emphasizing the vehicle’s wide stance while adding a futuristic touch.
The redesign features a garnish along the bottom of the body rising towards the rear, giving SONATA a distinctive character. At the rear, the new H-lights further emphasize SONATA’s high-tech image and wide stance. The swooping spoiler-shaped trunk lid and muffler-shaped rear garnish on the standard model reinforce the impression of a high-performance sports sedan while the addition of a rear spoiler and dual twin-tip mufflers along with exclusive 19-inch wheels on the N Line further amplify that image.
Matching its sporty exterior, the new SONATA’s interior boasts a driver-centric layout. For the first time in a Hyundai model, SONATA has a panoramic curved display that combines both 12.3-inch driver information clusters and 12.3-inch AVN infotainment system in a modern and simple dashboard layout that emphasizes the horizontal lines and expanded sense of space.
The interior has undergone significant upgrades for an improved passenger experience with tasteful interior color combinations. SONATA’s interior ‘floating’ theme creates a futuristic mood. The application of a column-type shift-by-wire controller behind the steering wheel creates more space in the center console area. The center console is further enhanced by the palm rest that provides more comfort for the driver by extending the armrest to lean up to the palm of the hand. The large size cup holder and tray provide additional convenience.