2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata , according to the Korean giant, is to become one of the most popular cars in its segment. It is not surprising that his presentation Koreans reacted extremely scrupulous. By and large, there were two presentations, and if the official world premiere of the car took place
This move, no doubt, was aimed at bringing to the new product as much attention from potential buyers, and it is quite understandable in a highly competitive global market sedans. We are not going to condemn the South Korean manufacturer of cunning marketing move, and try to fully and objectively evaluate the merits and demerits of the new Sonata, with the obligatory publication of photos and video materials.
Before you start discovering the Sonata 2016 model year, I would like to clarify one important issue concerning sedan deliveries to Russia. In recent years, domestic car owners, is a fan of the Korean automaker, worry about whether there will be a sedan for sale on the territory of the Russian Federation. Experiences are serious enough, at first sight, basis – the absence of statements of official representatives of the company with respect to supplies in Russia, as well as their departure from the direct questions on the subject.
Reassure supporters 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata – the situation is nothing like another marketing ploy aimed at increasing demand. Confirmation of this is very simple – for the third year, had gone to the preparation of the 7th generation of the Sonata, Koreans spent more than $ 420 million on its creation, and since it is planned to sell at least 330 000 thousand copies of this model. Agree, both figures completely exclude the possibility of any neglect of sales markets, and even more so promising as a domestic.
When you create the appearance of the 7th generation Sonata in the forefront were tasked necessarily take into account the Fluidic Sculpture – brand concept of the company, as well as the appearance of its predecessor. If the first task of the designers coped perfectly well, something about the similarity with the previous generation there are some issues – for example, the new product has considerably less streamlined body, as well as many other significant differences.
The front of the new Sonata stands out with new, more stringent headlamps equipped with lens optics and a large number of LEDs, as well as a marked increase in the size of falshradiatora lattice.
The rear of the sedan as usual strict and laconic: a massive bumper, short trunk lid, impressively curved ceiling lighting (has a powerful stuffing) – in short, nothing more.
Profile body also highlights the exposure sedan shape to influence corporate style: sleek roof hemisphere, powerful rear rack, two branded rib draws the side surface of the car, refined glazing line, practical doorways.
- Dimensions 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata VII relative to its predecessor were somewhat more: the length of a car – 4855 mm, height – 1475 mm, width – 1865 mm, wheelbase 2805 mm figures in.
- Sonata is equipped with alloy wheels only 16-18-th size, a set of protectors 205/65 R16, 215/55 R17, or 235/45 R18.
The overall impression of the external appearance of the new sedan extremely positive – the car looks presentable, impressive, strict and solid. Note that on the exterior of cars belonging to the European D-class seems to have been worked out yet another technique designed to increase the sales of the model: Sonata exterior is very much like the 2018-2019 Hyundai the Genesis , which is representative of the more expensive and luxurious E-Class .
Sonata’s interior has also undergone significant changes, and now cabin more spacious and comfortable, and the space was more like the front and in the back rows of seats.
Note the modified front panel – its smooth shape looks much more harmoniously on the background of the remaining elements of the exterior. Unprepossessing at first glance the steering wheel, in fact is very convenient. Pleased with the quality of materials used in the interior decoration, as well as the highest level of assembly. Now inside the sedan it was much quieter – affected the use of new soundproofing materials, as well as thickening of some external body parts.
Separately, we note a wide range of systems and devices intended for installation in the new sedan – the love is always different from the high-tech, Koreans have not blundered this time. Thus, in the 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata model, the possibility of installation of a prestigious multimedia system, a driver’s knee airbags, electric blinds, adaptive cruise control, a system for tracking the dead zones, electronic handbrake, as well as many others.
Dimensions of the luggage compartment, which when viewed from the outside is not the impression of spaciousness, surprisingly very good: it accommodate 462 liters without problems. cargo. Note that even the trunk of Korean cars received an “chip”, which certainly will appeal to many drivers. Now to open the luggage compartment lid is enough to stand beside her with an electronic key for 3 seconds, and the trunk opens independently. Called Smart Trunk such a system.
Technical characteristics of the seventh-generation 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata has changed slightly – affected the use of the same base as that of the previous generation. Thus, the front is the familiar MacPherson , behind – mnogoryichazhka, but the slightly modified suspension geometry, and many components of the database have been replaced by more modern. Increased body rigidity and bending and torsion, this was achieved through the use of better quality (expensive) steels.
To date, the list of new items powertrain limited to three engines, however, it is possible that as we move cars in different regions, this list will increase significantly.
- The base engine was the 2.0 liter. engine (151 hp, 194 Nm)
- followed by 2.0 L also. engine (168 hp, 201 Nm)
- top-end engine is a 2.4 liter engine (193 hp, 247 Nm).
All motors are aggregated with 6 mortars. Manual gearbox or 6-stupas. Automatic . In the near future it is planned delivery of hybrid cars – 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the main difference of which will be reduced to 6 liters. fuel consumption.
Summing up the review, we can say that the new 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata 2016 turned out stylish and elegant – auto has every chance of an outstanding success. Unfortunately, more specific information about the behavior of a sedan in a specific context is not yet available.
Unknown and expected price trends, however, it can be assumed that it will stand out from the competition – it’s too much effort to bring the company pays 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata – 2016 model year in the world’s leaders.