After Hyundai Motor launched its new 8th generation Sonata yesterday in South Korea, today we have how the possible Sport & Hybrid Sonata variants will look.
Launched five years after the launch of the seventh-generation model in 2014, the new car enhanced Hyundai’s vehicle fleet with innovative design, the latest safety and convenience features, and new engines and platforms.
The new Sonata, which started its pre-contracts on November 11, has received 12,223 units until recently. Two 2.0 petrol models and two LPI models, which boost fuel efficiency through next-generation SmartStream engines, have been introduced.
1.6 Gasoline T-GDi and Hybrid/Plug-in Hybrid models will be added later this year and will have a different design as we can see for the first time (check the picture below).
“This year, Sonata’s domestic sales target is over 70,000 units,” said Lee Kwang-guk, vice president of domestic sales at Hyundai Motor. “We will lead the revival of the shrunken domestic mid-sized sedan market.”
In 2018, Sonata sales reached 66,846 units a year. Hyundai Motor said, “The new car will start full-fledged production from April this year,” he said. “With the exception of taxi sales, the number of cars in the next nine months is not small,” he said.
Hyundai said, “The new Sonata is a futuristic sedan equipped with various advanced technology and innovative design to change the landscape on the road.” It will bring the hot wind of the mid-sized sedan market through the strengthened product competitiveness.