Here are these official sketches of the upcoming Hyundai Sonata refresh, showing an aggressive new front fascia and more pronounced new rear end.
It’s also clear that the revised Sonata will provide more differentiation between the Sonata and Sonata Turbo than currently exists between base model and 2.0T Sonatas.
The front end in these sketches shows a dominant grille in the same shape as we saw on the next-generation Accent that just debuted. Details on the hood, the headlights, and the fog lights evoke a more organic feel than the clean straight lines of the current Sonata. The result is a front fascia that feels a lot lower and sportier. The Sonata Sketch Turbo will forego the subtly detailed horizontal bars in the grille for a more aggressive crosshatched design painted in a darker color. The Turbo also appears to have additional air intakes inboard of more prominent LED fog lights or daytime running lights.
The rear moves the license plate into the bumper from its current location on the trunk. This allows for a much more prominent crease below the integrated spoiler with a centrally located position for the Sonata badging.
These updates make both the Sonata and Sonata Turbo more distinctive and emotional cars that should offer greater appeal for those who care about their vehicle’s looks.