Latest-generation model aims to gain market share in shrinking midsize segment.
Dominant center stack gives interior premium feel and enhances wide, roomy cabin.
Thanks to shorter engine compartment, Sonata boasts roomiest cabin.
Formal, upright hexagonal grille key part of new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language.
Revised engines designed to deliver more low-end torque to improve driveability.
Three drive modes offered: Comfort, sport and Eco.
’15 Eco Sonata matches 1.6L 4-cyl. with 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to achieve about 10% better fuel economy.
Interior trim, switchgear have high-quality appearance.
Wide array of connectivity features available. Apple Car Play and Google Android equivalent to be offered.
Sonata built in Montgomery, AL. Factory built 398,000 vehicles in 2013.
Hyundai Assembly plant in Montgomery started production in 2005.
Montgomery assembly plant highly automated but still employs 2,500 workers on three shifts.
New Hyundai Sonata debuts with more formal Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, many more features, strong value proposition and 7-speed dual-clutch Eco option. (See related story: Beware All Midsize Sedans.)
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