Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Spied in South Korea

Today we come back with a new set of spy shots of the future next generation Hyundai Sonata, codenamed as DN8.

The stripe on the hood confirmed that this car had a enlarged engine room and the fuel tank is on a new position which means this car is using a new and longer platform, with a wheelbase of 2,845mm (current Sonata LF wheelbase is 2,805mm).

The design of the new Sonata project DN8 is not confirmed, but looking at the pictures we can find a sleeker sedan probably influenced by the design cues of the “Le Fil Rouge” concept car recently launched at Geneva.

Looks like Hyundai is focusing on Eco-cars, while the latest generations of Sonata models received the Hybrid variant a few months later the launch of NA models, with the new generation this won’t happened, and Hyundai plans to have ready the full line-up at the time of launch. At this and looking to the wheels, we can say this is the Hybrid one.

What we can expect in terms of engines and eco friendly? A refurbished Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid powertrains with a higher powered batteries (with an extended range), more efficient Atkinson cycle engines and even smoother transmissions.

New Sonata is set to debut in March 2019.

Source: (Palisade Cafe Naver)

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