Hyundai never sleeps! They always are caught testing and preparing for the future even when they already have modern looking products in the lineup. After new i20, Hyundai is now testing the All-New Sonata in Germany.
We could safely remark it’s raining Hyundais at the moment. India received a Grand i10, whereas many other countries were treated to the New-Gen i10; Both of these will be launched respectively. Recently, an i20 test mule has been caught somewhere in Southern Europe (after being caught testing in India).
They also unveiled their all new Elantra (also recognized as Avante in some countries) in South Korea, a few days back and there are speculations that the car may also do an Indian innings soon.
It seems Hyundai has another new sedan in the pipeline as well. According to Autoevolution, Hyundai is testing their Next-Gen Sonata sedan. The sighting was reported from the proximity of the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany.
It is being said that the Next-gen Sonata could be sculpted on the lines of Hyundai’s Fluidic Precision design. Expect smooth, flowing lines yet a neatly knitted-together look. The lines and creases will be packed together tighter, probably to give the impression of a well-chiselled beast from the current fluidic-yet-slightly-bulkier design.
The test mule is enveloped in a strange pattern, even for test mules. Generally, we get to see either swirling patterns with throwbacks to tribal art or a complete black-overall look. But this one gets the best of the both worlds. Bad sticker job, eh?
Nevertheless, let’s piece together some opinion from what we get to see.
The overall shape suggests a good-looking car as is with almost all latest Hyundais. The Hyundai hexagonal grille is present, leading a sense of brand identity. The rim design is the cynosure in these set of spyshots.
We might get LED accents on headlamps, and a Bi-Xenon Projector too. Tail-lamps will also feature some LEDs, atleast partially. All these might just nudge this Mid-Size car to a stronger position against competitors like Honda Accord and to a lesser extent, the Toyota Camry.
In India, the current Sonata is not really an exceptional seller and we have seen Hyundai introducing newer gen variants of such cars on time to save the brand from going down the doldrums! Shall we expect the same for Sonata?
We are keeping our eyes open for more on the Next-gen Sonata.