2015 Sonata Spied Testing, To Be Released In April
A brand-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata, albeit the camouflaged variety, has been spotted testing in South Korea.
Despite the cover, there are some things that can be seen, such as the horizon-like roofline that is the same as the outgoing model.
There is also the leveled beltline that is the same as that in the new 2015 Genesis, although the mouth of the Sonata is likely to be a little less upright.
This will be the second Hyundai model to get the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language treatment.
There have been big changes in the mid-size car segment in the two years since the Sonata has been released to the market a couple of years back.
Ford, Honda, Mazda, and Nissan have all pulled ahead, while Hyundai’s second best-selling vehicle in the USA languishes behind.
That said, sales of the Sonata are still brisk, sitting behind only the Accord, Altima, Camry, and Fusion in 2013.
There is a feeling that the new Sonata will shake the segment up quite a bit.
Spy Shots Of The 2015 Sonata
The 2015 Sonata, developed under the LF codename, will have a highly modified version of the platform currently being used.
Executives and engineers from within Hyundai have commented that the focus was placed on delivering improved ride and performance as opposed to just a ton of content.
The feeling is that the current 2.0-liter turbocharged engine will carry over, with the likelihood of a smaller turbo being put in to replace the naturally aspirated, 190-hp 2.4-liter that appears in the base model.
Sources close to Hyundai state that the base Sonata model could get a 1,6L T-GDI engine, which is currently fitted to the Veloster coupe.
April’s Release Date Confirmed
Hyundai will launch the 2015 Sonata sedan at the auto show in New York, which kicks off in April.
With the official release date approaching fast, we are getting more and more excited!
Stay tuned for more news about the next-generation Sonata!