Photos Of 2015 Hyundai Sonata – Red, White, Blue, Silver Colors
Have a look at some of the just-recently posted pictures of the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata in different exterior colors!
We got a little bit of a tease from Hyundai a few weeks ago when they showed off a rendering and a few minor details about the 2015 Sonata.
That was followed by some brief glimpses of a camouflaged model at a production facility in Korea.
All of the areas that were pure guesswork can now be filled after the car was given its official domestic unveiling.
There was really no question that the swoopy designs that Hyundai have become known for would remain in this model. It is that new design principle that they have been known for, but they delivered a real surprise with the Sonata.
Instead of opting for more of the same, Hyundai gave it the same Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language that was first seen on the new Genesis luxury sedan.
Using the world ‘fluid’ here is something of a misnomer, though.
There is talk that the US version of the car will get updated fascias in front and back, but other than that, the images coming out of Korea are pretty much what we can expect when the 2015 Sonata lands in the USA.
“Pictures published here showcase the new Sonata models with different exterior colors. Those include: white, blue, red and silver!
The front is certainly different, albeit in a subdued sort of way. Most of the changes come in the form of grille shapes and the addition of LED lighting.
When you move along the side of the car, you start to see some elements carried over from the previous model, including the chime element that joins the headlights and the side windows.
You will also see an arching fastback roofline and a more subdued upward swoosh on the doors.
There will still be the option for a panoramic roof, while around back, the square deck houses taillights that are set higher and with no real definitive shape to speak of.
New Sonata Dimensions
There are some dimension changes made to the domestic version of the Sonata, which includes an extra 1.4-inches in length, 1.2-inches in width, and 0.4-inches added to the wheelbase.
As far as the body goes, torsional and bending stiffness have seen significant increases, while 51% of the body is constructed from high-strength steel.
The stiffness of the body is expected to increase safety, as will new driver knee airbags and a host of electronic safety systems that include blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning, radar cruise control, and automatic high beams.
New Interior Design
The symmetrical dashboard of old has been tossed in favor of an interior arrangement that is more driver friendly.
There are lots of wild shapes and buttons to be seen in the new set up.
Hyundai revealed that they spent a lot of time looking into things like steering wheel rim thickness and how clearly the information shown on the main instrument cluster is presented to the driver.
There is no features list yet available for the US version, but you can expect to see an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rear window blinds, and heated rear seats.
Also likely to be included is the Smart Trunk feature, which essentially opens the trunk automatically if you stand beside it for three seconds or longer.
Hyundai Sonata Domestic Market Engine Line-Up
The engine line-up for the US model is still yet to be announced, although Hyundai did make a trio of engines available for the domestic model, including the naturally aspirated 2.4-liter that currently serves as the base Sonata’s engine here.
In all likelihood, we can expect a 2.0-liter turbo and hybrid powertrain to be released in the US version.
A 6-speed automatic will almost certainly be the only transmission available right off the bat, although Hyundai is said to be working hard on a 10-speed transmission, which we believe will make it into the new Sonata at some point in the future. [Photosource: lfsonata]