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Old 17th August 2016, 12:30   #1
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Default Spied: The 2018 Hyundai Sonata

The refreshed 2018 Hyundai Sonata has been caught on camera in the Mojave desert in the US, apparently on a testing run for the very first time.

Sporting a new front grille with elongated horizontal slats and redesigned headlights with vertical LED lights lower down, the 2018 Sonata will reportedly be offered in a sporty trim as well which has a black mesh grille with a different lower fascia, differently-styled blackened alloys and trapezoidal exhaust pipes to distinguish itself from the regular version.

Both versions, on the testing run together, apparently have redesigned taillights. Any other changes to the rear section is not clearly distinguishable.

It is being assumed that the 2018 Sonata's sporty trim will be equipped with the Hyundai i30 N's turbocharged 2.0L heart, which pumps out more than 260HP of sheer power, while the regular Sonata will have a 2.0L, 245HP version under it's hood.

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Leaked!

A couple of low-res pictures of the Sonata facelift for South Korea:

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More photos of the upcoming facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata.

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Hyundai says that the interior of the refreshed Sonata feels much more premium than the car it replaces and is bathed in a number of unique finishes and accents. Included in these are plastic elements which mimic the look of silver carbon fiber and numerous leather components with premium stitching.

Perhaps one of the most practical new elements of the 2018 Sonata is its trunk release. Rather than having to open up the trunk with an ugly latch, all you have to do is press on the central Hyundai badge and the trunk will open electronically. Its a nifty and functional feature.

When the new Sonata hits the Korean market, it will be offered with four different engines. These will consist of a 1.7-liter VGT with 139 hp, a 1.6-liter T-GDI delivering 177 hp, a 160 hp 2.0-liter and a 241 hp 2.0-liter turbo.


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Looks "not good", in my view and I'm being very generous when I'm saying that. Its an executive, comfort based sedan and it has to be a bit more traditional, a little bulky and old fashioned. That wrap-around headlamp/tail-lamp concept is being overused and will be the end of their design division at this rate.

Truth is the current designs of Sonata and Elantra have been royally rejected by Americans, their erstwhile fluidic designs flew off the shelves there and the subsequent watered down versions dropped a significant percentage in demand, Hyundai is doing a knee-jerk reaction by AGAIN changing the styling in under 2 years to their gimmicky cascading grille and raking, looooong tail-lamps, its not going to do well, I can say it with confidence, no one is going to call it a beautiful car.

This however :


There is a reason they sold by the hundreds of thousands.
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^Absolutely. The Neo Fluidic Elantra remains one of my all time favourite "regular" car designs. Even when I see one today, I feel like getting in one. Just the right mods and it can be made to look spectacularly sporty as well. Every single panel looks like it was made to flow. The new one however is just...meh.

Just look at 'em <3

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