Despite the rising popularity of SUV as the best choice for a family vehicle, several companies still will not give up their place on this market, as for Hyundai, the arrival of the new 2018 Hyundai Sonata is the proof that we need to show their seriousness in pursuing this market. the Sonata itself is not a really an unfamiliar brand to the automobile market, it has been around for decades, and for the 2018, there are going to be a lot of changes made; you could say that this new version will be totally new. And we do not need to look for any 2018 Hyundai Sonata spy shot pictures, as this car was just recently shown and explained at the 2017 New York Auto Show.
This is the most complete 2018 Hyundai Sonata review based on what we know about this new vehicle, and we will also add a couple more things that we suspect will be available once it is put into production as well. The 2018 version of the Sonata is in fact a direct upgrade to the concept car that was once shown in 2014, in which that concept car turns into the sixth generation of the Hyundai Sonata. Unfortunately, the sixth generation Hyundai Sonata is not very well received, there are several changes made even after that major redesign, but the very same complaints are heard over and over again; the Sonata is nice but it looks plainly dull and boring.
Now they want to get rid of that stigma, and they did go with a more drastic measure in order to achieve that, this new model can also be called as the start of the seventh generation of the Hyundai Sonata brand. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata will be entirely new from its exterior body to the interior, do not forget that it will also predicted to get some amount of performance boost due to the engine line up that this new generation Sonata is going to use. And as far as we know, after the car was shown recently, the reception is very great, this car is no longer a plain and boring looking sedan.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Exterior
If there is a word that can describe this new 2018 Hyundai Sonata exterior design, then that word is going to be “aggressive”. The Sonata is no longer boring, it is now a mean machine that comes to make a statement, it is now mores stylish, more handsome, and more importantly, it looks as classy as the new Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Accent. If you are familiar with the 2014 concept Sonata, erase that look and feast you eyes on this beauty, the new Sonata will get a much more defined front design, it has a newly designed grille which makes the front side looks more aggressive. This grille design is touted as the “cascading” grille by the Hyundai itself, it is hexagonal in shape with the Hyundai logo located on the upper middle part, plus the silver chrome accent makes it looks stylishly mean.
They are also using newly designed headlights to add more style to the car, in which the slanted shape of these headlights are the one that responsible for the angry looks that this car has. Of course, the sides are also having a lot of significant changes in design, in which it has two lines per side that connect the front side to the rear side covered in silver chrome accent for more style. The rear side is also having a major redesign as well, in which you can also find that the new dual exhaust, rear diffuser and also the rear lamps molding are also covered using that same silver chrome accent finish.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Interior
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata interior design is also very different to the past model that you can find on the market today, and this new interior cabin looks really modern with all of those new features added in. one of those new feature additions will include new connectivity features, in which the popular Android Auto and the Apple CarPlay are also included. Along with those two new connectivity features, you can also find more USB drives, charging pad that works wirelessly, new display screen and touchscreen, plus let us not forget the new smartphone integration system.
There are also upgrades to its safety features as well, making it one of the safest modern sedan today. One of those safety upgrades includes the new blind spot detection system, and it will be coming in combination with the new rear cross traffic alert system. The navigation system is also having a massive boost thanks to the newly installed 360 degree view system with more modern camera. Although there are a lot of changes in terms of features and technologies, things are a little more simple with the arrangements or dashboard design, unfortunately, the seats itself received very little upgrade.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Performance
While not exactly known for being the top of the chart in terms of performance, but the 2018 Hyundai Sonata engine should be able to make it top tier if we consider the price point of this soon to be available family car. It is announced that this new Sonata will be using the 2.0L inline 4 engine; this engine is pretty capable because it can deliver up to 245 horsepower along with 260 pound feet of torque. There is no news regarding the other engines available for different types of trim levels available.
This new Sonata will also be equipped with the new 8 speed automatic transmission system, along with that, it also got new 18 inch wheels to add to its performance increase. And let us not forget about all of those exterior body changes, they are made with better aerodynamics in mind, so this new Sonata will be able to perform a lot better than the current model.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Conclusion
They really is able to show their real intention with this new redesigned product, the seventh generation Hyundai Sonata is here to stay, the upgrades to both performance and comfortability clearly meant to appeal to the mass market. for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata release date and price, for those of you who are already anticipating the coming of this car does not need to wait for long, as it is said to be coming this summer. But as for the price, there is no announcement made by Hyundai yet, but seeing the history of this brand, there is no way the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is going to be priced significantly different to its predecessor, so expect a price point of $22,000 for its standard version.