Hyundai Hybrid Sonata Review – hyundai hybrid sonata
(MENAFN – Jordan Times) A far added affecting and stylised car than the somewhat bourgeois archetypal it replaces, the new eight bearing Hyundai Sonata takes a audibly sportier and edgier architecture direction.
Launched aboriginal this summer as a 2020 archetypal and allotment the Korean brand’s added about and appropriate ‘Hyundai look’ approach, the latest Sonata harks aback to the clear if somewhat arguable sixth bearing archetypal in the way it makes a statement.
However, the new Sonata backs this up with cautiously yet advisedly bigger active dynamics, new technologies and bigger berth design, abundance and materials.
A design-led car actual abundant abreast by contemporary alleged ‘four-door coupe’ designs like the Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Volkswagen Arteon, Hyundai’s declared and aggressive ambition for the new Sonata is to aftermath ‘the best admirable auto on the road’.
Whether they accept accomplished this is a amount of claimed taste, but it is absolutely an attractive, low-slung and viscerally affecting design. Longer, lower and added than its predecessor, the new Sonata is congenital on a new belvedere with repositioned avant-garde strut building for a lower bonnet, beneath avant-garde overhang and best wheelbase.
A front-driven car with a analogously adventurous contour as an upmarket rear-drive alehouse in its overhang ratios and ambit amid caster centre and A-pillar base, the new Sonata acutely demography afflatus from abyssal life. At aboriginal afterimage it somewhat resembles a stingray, with its ample shoulders, avant-garde stance, acutely channelled lined and heavily asperous surfacing.
However, its wide, about afflictive ‘cascading grille’ design, bulging lower lip, arresting sills and continued low and arcing — about fastback — roofline and detached rear ablaze array fins instead accommodate it an about barracuda-like faculty of annoyance and drama.
Available at barrage with either 2- and 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated multipoint bang (MPI) engines akin to 6-speed automated gearboxes for the Middle East, added Sonata versions accessible or accepted for assorted markets accommodate 8-speed gearboxes, and all four-cylinder absolute injection, amalgam and added performance-oriented turbocharged ‘N’ sub-brand variants.
Driven in 2.5-litre MPI guise and with agnate achievement as its 2.4-litre predecessor, the Sonata develops 177BHP at 6,000rpm and 171lb/ft torque at 4,000rpm. Undisclosed, the Sonata’s estimated 1.5-tonnes or beneath weight is accepted to be analytic quick with about 9.5-second 0-100km/h dispatch and 210km/h top speed.
Responsive from standstill and calmly accelerating in delivery, the apprenticed 2.5 MPI accepted able-bodied ill-fitted to the Sonata’s size, articulation and weight as apprenticed in assorted routes in South Korea at launch. Well-refined and insulated, it pulled with assured versatility in mid-range and back cruising, while venturing appear the redline, it was accommodating and eager.
Driving the avant-garde auto through a accepted 6-speed automated gearbox, accouterment had the appropriate accommodation amid speed, acknowledgment and accuracy for a average to big adequate ancestors saloon, and affection push-button accessory alternative and chiral approach steering-mounted paddle-shifters.
Built on Hyundai’s new N3 belvedere with bigger structural architecture for bigger ride, administration and safety, and accumulation added adult blow assurance multiload paths, the new Sonata bigger reconciles its assertively adventurous looks with bigger activating capabilities.
Stable and abating on artery and bland and aesthetic in its ride quality, the new Sonata is adequate and able-bodied absorbs alley imperfections, but can feel hardly close over baby asperous bumps, as apprenticed with 235/45R18 alternative low contour tyres. Through corners, crabbed and cycle ascendancy is bigger and it feels added acclimatized than before.
Similarly, it seems to accept acquired firmer dampers and bigger vertical anatomy and backlash ascendancy on dips and crests, and feels added acclimatized and buttoned bottomward than its predecessor.
Turning tidily into corners with light, quick and absolute electric-assisted steering, the Sonata grips able-bodied avant-garde and rear, but is abounding with a slight bent for added anticipated under-steer if entering a bound and attenuated too aggressively, which can be controlled through its cyberbanking adherence controls or by abatement hardly off the throttle. Meanwhile, a beyond anchor booster improves braking acknowledgment and effectiveness.
A cogent advance on the approachable archetypal in best respects, the new Sonata additionally receives a plusher and added affable interior, in accession to added avant-garde accessibility and assurance equipment.
Said by Hyundai to be aggressive by stealth aircraft the low-slung new Sonata’s berth appearance a cleaner, beneath chaotic architecture with an accent on accumbent curve and creating a faculty of amplitude and space.
This includes a narrower dash, unobstructive push-button shift-by-wire accessory selector and a bargain button count, with best appearance accessed through a ample and avant-garde 12.3-inch touchscreen.
Classier attractive and accumulation bigger abstracts and softer textures and blow points, the new Sonata is additionally well-equipped and includes abundant accepted and alternative appearance including Android Auto, text-to-speech Bluetooth, acrimonious and aerial seats and wireless buzz charging.
It additionally has disciplinarian abetment appearance like lane befitting and following, dark spot, advanced and rear cross-traffic blow abstention assists and more.
Comfortable inside, it additionally appearance acceptable berth width, legroom and acceptable baggage volume. However, accustomed its abandoned new roofline, the Sonata could accept done with hardly lower bench ascent credibility for taller occupants, abnormally in sunroof-equipped models.
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