Hyundai Sonata facelift: The 2023 Hyundai Sonata will make its world premiere at the Seoul Mobility Show later this month. What little information we have about the 2019 Hyundai Sonata is as follows.
The South Korean automaker revealed the revamped Hyundai Sonata for international markets just days after releasing the refreshed Hyundai Verna in India. The 2023 Hyundai Sonata shares much of the same appearance and interior characteristics as the new Verna.
The Hyundai Sonata, a competitor of the Honda Accord, was introduced in that country in 2001. The Sonata sedan was later updated in 2005 and again in 2009 before being phased out in India in 2015. On the other hand, the new 2023 Hyundai Sonata will be unveiled to the public for the first time on March 30 at the Seoul Mobility Show.
2023 Hyundai Sonata design
The exterior of the 2019 Sonata sedan has seen the most significant revision. Taking cues from the recently released Hyundai Verna, the new Sonata has a dynamic appearance thanks to its LED bar that spans the car’s hood, split headlamp design, and angular extensions on the front grille.
A light bar linking the two tail lamps creates a ‘H’ shape, continuing the design motif from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle’s sportiness is heightened by the addition of a spoiler to the trunk lid and four tailpipes.
2023 Hyundai Sonata interior and features
New features inside the inside of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata include a larger 12.3-inch infotainment system, a digital cockpit, and a more driver-centric control panel. The Sonata has a three-spoke steering wheel like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and touch controls for the climate control system.
New Sonata engine specifications
The 2023 Hyundai Sonata’s powertrain details have not been disclosed, however the outgoing model was offered with a variety of engines. With an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), the N-turbo-petrol Line’s 2.5-liter engine produced 286 horsepower and 422 Newton-meters of torque.
It is expected that the same powertrains as the previous generation would be carried over, with minor adjustments made to comply with current worldwide emission requirements.
2023 Hyundai Sonata India launch
It’s safe to anticipate that Hyundai will bring back the Sonata to the Indian market after the success of its other recently reintroduced models like the Tucson, Ioniq 5, and Verna. Hyundai stopped producing the SOnata for the Indian market for the most part because of falling sales of competing midsize cars like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
Hyundai may think twice about introducing the Sonata to India now that Honda has discontinued the Accord and Toyota offers only the Camry in this class.