Hyundai Sonata 2018: Specs, Features, Price, Launch Date in India
The Hyundai Sonata is all-set to make a comeback next year in India. Keep your fingers crossed as Hyundai may unveil their next-gen Sonata at upcoming Auto Expo 2018 to be held in New Delhi.
The South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer, Hyundai Motors is reported to be working aggressively on their refreshed and face-lifted premium luxury sedan – Hyundai Sonata. Also known as the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, this luxurious sedan is a complete facelift variant which promises a lot more over its predecessor. The all-new 2018 Sonata has already been unveiled and showcased at various Auto Expos around the globe, and it has also been officially launched in Korea and UAE recently.
Hyundai Sonata 2018 in India
Adding to the fun, Hyundai India is expected to showcase the 2018 Hyundai Sonata at the upcoming Auto Expo 2018 in New Delhi. And later, it would also be rolled out for an official launch in India.
Hyundai Sonata is not a new name for the Indians. Launched back in 2001, the Hyundai Sonata quickly got good number of customers in its early years. However, Hyundai decided to discontinue this premium sedan from India in 2015 citing poor sales and steep decrease in its demand and popularity.
Later, the new-gen Hyundai Sonata was showcased at Delhi Expo 2016, where the comeback was speculated to happen soon. However, it took another two years for Hyundai Sonata to make a comeback in the Indian market. And now, 2018 could be the year when you can have your hands on the steering wheel of face-lifted Hyundai Sonata 2018.
The face-lifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata follows Hyundai’s new design ideology. On the front, there is a newly designed hexagonal grille that is termed as Cascading Grille, which was also seen on the i30 Fastback. The hexagonal grille has chrome garnished horizontal slats that looks great. The new head-lamps are sharper and edgy that gels very well with the sculpted bonnet. The sporty designed front bumper with triangle shaped fog lamps and vertical LED daytime running lights adds stars to the exteriors looks.
On the side, the new Hyundai Sonata 2018 has sharp and bold character lines running throughout and the premium quality door handles with chrome garnishing add to the premiumness. The rear profile with LED tail-lamps and new bumper looks good.
The interiors and cabin design are upgraded too. There is an all-new 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. The updated dashboard design and layout with refreshed AC vents, new seat upholstery, audio controls, switches and the new three spoke steering wheel with flat bottom design ensure that the face-lifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata doesn’t misses at any point. Many new features like wireless smartphone charging have also been added in this luxury sedan. Hyundai has ensured that luxury and premiumness in not compromised in the interiors.
The long list of safety features on the face-lifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata includes rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning system, lane keep assist function, dynamic bending lights, high beam assist, blind spot detection, advanced airbags system and lot more.
The face-lifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata will be powered by a newly developed 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces an amazing 260hp of maximum power. Other than the manual transmission variant, a new AT variant with new eight-speed AT gearbox will also be launched. This new 8-speed AT gearbox promises improved fuel-efficiency and better performance.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Price and Launch Date in India
The all-new Hyundai Sonata 2018 is expected to be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018 to be held in New Delhi next year. And later, it could be launched in the mid of 2018 in India. It is expected to be launched between Rs. 20-25 lacs bracket (ex-showroom).
It would be interesting to see what Hyundai has planned about the future of this car in India. Is 2018 the year when this premium sedan will land in India or the Indians have to wait a little more?
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