Hyundai has taken the wraps off the 2015 Sonata as it introduced the redesigned midsize sedan to its home market this week.
The Sonata has been one of Hyundai’s best sellers and the most popular model in the United States.
Set to debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show in April, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata flaunts what Hyundai calls Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, which was initially seen in the well-received Genesis. LED daytime running lights and a bold hexagonal grille are some details that help the design achieve its goal of giving the Sonata a sportier appearance.
The new Sonata is also 1.3-inch longer and 1.2-inch wider than the current model. This, of course, slightly improved the interior space.
In addition, the high-strength steel used in over half of the Sonata’s construction makes the sedan more rigid.
Hyundai has not revealed powertrain offerings for the U.S. version of the front-wheel 2015 Sonata. But the current model is powered by a 193-hp 2.4-liter or a 274-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine through a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
The 2015 Sonata in Korea has three four-cylinder engine options: 151-hp 2.0-liter, 168-hp 2.0-liter, 193-hp 2.4-liter. Front-wheel drive is standard and the transmission can be a six-speed manual or automatic.
Meanwhile, Hyundai has not disclosed any information yet regarding the 2015 Sonata’s pricing and availability.