2015 Hyundai Sonata at 2014 NYIAS: Easily the best looking Sonata

Seventh-generation 2015 Sonata made its presence felt at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Built at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant in Montgomery, Ala, sales of the new Sonata should commence from early summer.

2015 Hyundai Sonata 1 front quarterRefined in looks and sturdier in body structure and with bigger, bolder and better features, the 2015 Sonata receives a new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. The upcoming Sonata sees better ride quality, reduced in cabin noise and less vibrations. Fitted with a host of safety and comfort features, the 2015 Sonata will be a perfect combination of indulgence, style and performance.

Its exterior design will showcase a more refined grille, wider air intakes and a coupe like roofline while taut horizontal rocker panels add stability and strength to the Sonata. 2015 Sonata receives LED daytime lights, rear lip spoiler and chrome surrounds on its headlights while it sits on 16” alloy wheels.

Interiors are roomier and receive a premium quality finish yet with a minimalist approach. Reduction of cabin noise was a top priority due to which sound deadening materials are used on the dash while engine sound has been tuned to sound more pleasant to the ear. Floor boards are also made of sound absorption material while underbody tray made of fibrous glass expansion board adds to reduced road sound.

Powertrain options include a 2.4 liter Theta II GDI four cylinder engine which powers the SE, Limited and Sports variants. This engine produces 185 hp and 178 lb/ft torque. Sport 2.0T model is powered by a 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI while both engines are mated to 6 speed Shiftronic automatic transmission. For more information, scroll through the press release below.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata 9 rear quarter

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