The Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai has gone really aggressive in the Indian market with a slew of new model launches one after the other. It has also devised a very clear strategy; make all their products fluidic! Yes, that is right. Hyundai is giving all its new products or facelifts of the older models its characteristic Hyundai Fluidic design sculpture. The latest to get the Fluidic sculpture design would be the Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai Sonata has been in India for quite some time and has not undergone any major changes till date due to its not so big sales figures. However, with the addition of the Fluidic design, the car looks aggressive and stylish by leaps and bounds.
If you closely follow Hyundai’s styling, you would notice one thing for sure; the company’s stylists are experts in providing feature lines at the right places in the right angles. The Sonata gets sharp feature lines on the hood which continues from the large front grille, and also sports a sharp waist line running all the way from front to the back. The headlights slightly resemble the Fluidic Verna and get a rectangular wide air dam at the bottom. The rear also sports Fluidic styled tail lamps. the Sonata Fluidic gets a wheelbase of 2795mm with an overall length of 4820mm and width of 1805mm. The overall height stands at 1490mm.
Under the hood, the Sonata Fluidic gets a 2.4 litre GDi engine that produces 201 BHP of power at 6300 RPM and 25.5 kgm of torque at 4250 RPM. The engine is mated to a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic gearbox unit. The Sonata gets loads of safety features like Dual Front Airbags, side and curtain airbags, ESP, ABS with EBD, rear parking assist, impact sensing door unlock, rear view camera and auto headlight control. On the interior, the Sonata gets 2 tone beige interiors with blue LED illumination of cabin, leather wrapped steering wheel and wooden inserts on the interiors. With loads of features, space and appeal, this car is sure to take on its rivals very well, if only Hyundai can price it strategically. The Sonata is expected to be launched in the first week of March.