The new generation of the famous mid-size sedan is in the late stage of development and it should come as 2020 Hyundai Sonata. This model has been around since 1985. Thanks, it Hyundai’s pretty short production cycles, we have already seen five generations of it. This one will be the sixth. The current model is present since 2014 and it gained some pretty good sales numbers. The new 2020 Sonata should continue in the same way, especially if we consider that it will come with plenty of novelties, including significantly more attractive look.
This redesign is about to bring plenty of novelties. First of all, there are new mechanics to come. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata will feature a new platform, which will probably manage to save some decent number of pounds, which is significant for the car’s efficiency. Also, expect to see a completely new styling. The test model still wears a camouflage, but it looks like the company is finalizing its styling. We expect to see nothing less than a sedan hugely inspired by the recent Le Fil Rogue concept. Expect to seem longer wheelbase, shorter overhangs as well as a coupe-like roofline with a ducktail rear end. By looking at the test model, it looks that there are only a few parts left to be designed, like taillights, side skirts etc.
This is another aspect of the car that should come with improvements. Even the current model is considered to be a great mid-size sedan, but the company wants to move the new model even closer to the segment’s absolute leaders 2020 Toyota Camry and 2020 Honda Accord. For that cause, the new 2020 Hyundai Sonata will feature a longer wheelbase, which will provide additional space on the rear bench. Also, expect improvements in terms of materials quality. Finally, expect a longer list of standard features, which should include some of the advanced safety systems, as well as more gadgetry and updated infotainment system.
We don’t expect significant changes under the hood of 2020 Hyundai Sonata. Most likely, the new model will also have in the offer one atmospheric and one turbo engine. In the current model, base versions come with a familiar 2.4-liter unit, which is good for about 180 horsepower. A newer, 2.0-liter turbo inline-four is reserved for higher trims. It is far more efficient and delivers around 245 hp. It also offers slightly better fuel economy, which goes around 27mpg in the city and 37 mpg in the city. The new generation will probably come with some slight power boost, while the fuel economy should remain at the same level. Finally, expect to see a hybrid version in the offer as well.
2020 Hyundai Sonata Release Date and Price
The new-generation 2020 Hyundai Sonata will hit the market next year. Most likely, the new model will continue to be a slightly cheaper alternative to other models in the class. Base models will probably go around $23,000.