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Old 11th November 2008, 20:30   #1
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Hyundai Reveals Facelifted Sonata Sedan in China - Carscoop
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Old 11th November 2008, 21:09   #2
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Well does looks nice!
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to me it looks like a evolved version of hyundai elantra sold in the US
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yup a very true mix indeed but im glad this time they were right in proportions!!
this is the best i have seen in all this time when it comes to sonatas!!
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I think the car looks excellent. Its more on the lines of their own Genesis sedan which launched recently. Would be perfect for Indian market.
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My god that seriously looks nice. I wish Hyundai would bring this and the genesis here...
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It looks like a mule!!! LOL!

Anyways, does look good though!
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Wow. Finally a Sonata that definitely has potential against the Accord, as long as it undercuts the Accord by a cople of lacs. I sure hipe they bring it here, and fast.
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Definitely looks like it has a little bit of "Toyonda" DNA in the design, but as long as Hyundai does not blatantly xerox the look (a la previous gen Accord), I am not complaining. Hyundai's cars are looking increasingly better by the year and this will give them increased acceptability in world markets. Plus, with the economy being in the state that it is, buyers are all the more inclined toward value propositions...a Hyundai USP for the last coupla years.*Gulps* I am becoming a fan of their designs....just look at the fab new i20!
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I thought fake wood trim was out these days...seems I'm wrong; it's very much alive.
Wonder if Hyundai brings this here with the CRDi unit and priced the same as the existing version?
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Looks beautiful. Wish they could do the same to the elantra too.
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Definitely looks better than the competition in my opinion (Read: Camry, Accord, but not as good as the new Mazda 6 or even the Chevy Impala)
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The front, interior, and the side look good. I did'nt like the rear though. Could have been better.

Nonetheless, a good looking Hyundai!
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My god that seriously looks nice. I wish Hyundai would bring this and the genesis here...
It'd be nice, but considering that it is priced on par with the 5 series, E Class and such, it wouldn't exactly be the choice of those who have that kind of money
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It'd be nice, but considering that it is priced on par with the 5 series, E Class and such, it wouldn't exactly be the choice of those who have that kind of money
That's the Genesis and not this Sonata. Unless I'm mistaken.
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