Today Hyundai launched the first render and new information about the next-gen Hyundai Sonata (codenamed LF) and now we will show with you the first official picture with totally undisguised front end.
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:5px;”]In new spy photos the 2015 Sonata shows off the complete front end, with the new front headlights, new grille and fog lamps. The Sonata LF Launch Event is scheduled for March 18, 2014. There will be two engines available at launch, both known, 2.0 T-GDi and 2.4 Theta II GDi with 274 hp and 201 hp respectively.
Both engines will be mated to a six-speed manual and for the first time, with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission DCT (debut at the Geneva Motor Show today). An updated Sonata Hybrid variant and rumored first-ever Plug-in Hybrid Sonata model is still in consideration.
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In my opinion that picture above certainly shows a front fascia that looks far superior than the upcoming Genesis sedan – everything is well balanced unlike the Genesis with the oversized nose and protruding bumper. This Sonata shot does appear to have a slight protrusion nonetheless, but not as off-putting – so looking good so far. However, when looking directly at that Sonata from the front end, the headlights (although looking better than the current models`massively stretched design) seem too far apart from the front grill, like having eyes at the side of your head. I guess they can’t satisfy everyone.
@Pootin I also feel as though they missed the mark on the Genesis front end. The renders they had shown didn’t translate as well as I had hoped. I mean it looks good, but could have been so much more. The Sonata look quite enticing, however I feel it is a little long up front. Also, why don’t they just centre the Hyundai logo on the grill? The placement seems odd. Here’s hoping overall the Sonata sustained some of its curvature and elegant lines.