The 2018 Hyundai Sonata has debuted in Korea. It's Hyundai’s newest stab on the midsize sedan market, which is all the time a grand battle to tackle.
Earlier generations of the Hyundai Sonata confused me about what the corporate needs. This new 2018 Hyundai Sonata is not any totally different. Every era appears completely totally different from the final, which isn’t shocking for auto manufactures actually. However for Hyundai, the Sonata went from an odd bug-eyed factor to a extra skilled wanting sedan, not again nearer to it’s first era with a touch of the Hyundai Elantra in it.
It seems like a combo of the earlier generations into one, which makes for a not-so-dangerous wanting automotive. However the Sonata does have some floor to realize out there. Its phase is probably the most aggressive and aggressive phase for automobiles on the market, so manufacturers come out full swing when making new automobiles for the midsize sedan class. The Sonata appears to always come simply shy of being a serious participant, sadly.
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata could also be that automotive that makes a dent out there place, or not.
The Exterior-2018 Hyundai Sonata:
The entrance finish of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is fascinating. I do prefer it, there’s only a bit happening.
At first look, I mistook the 2018 Hyundai Sonata for the Hyundai Elantra, the Sonata’s little brother. This makes me already query the design of the automotive, because the final Sonata we noticed was a bit extra skilled and grown-up wanting. Now that the entrance appears like an Accent, it appears a bit softer.
The entrance does function some robust slashes on the surface of the bumper the place the secondary intakes and fog lights are, however they're very delicate.
Whereas I don’t assume the entrance is especially lovely, it isn’t ugly both. The entrance of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata simply seems to be mass-produced.
The rear of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is a a lot better piece of package. The rear finish of the earlier era was a very good wanting, sporty aspect of the Sonata, and had obtainable quad exhaust pipes that added to the sporty persona. It was an space that Hyundai did notably nicely.
That development fortunately continues for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. The tail lights and general type of the rear finish mix easily into a focus in the midst of the rear finish, which is nice.
Hyundai clearly used Lamborghini as inspiration (I by no means thought I’d ever say that) for the tail lights that function three triangles within the pointed lamps. It truly appears good right here.
On the usual mannequin, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata does look a bit softer than the earlier era. Hyundai’s have their very own fan base, personally I consider there's higher on the market.
The Inside-2018 Hyundai Sonata:
There’s an enormous challenge I've with the dashboard which you can in all probability see should you look arduous sufficient. The air vents and decrease controls on the middle console are unaligned. I’m unsure in the event that they did that on objective, nevertheless it’s killing me. I’m unsure what the plan there was, however the reality the decrease half doesn’t correctly align with the highest half seems painful.
With that each one out of the best way, it’s not dangerous in right here. I like the form of the steering wheel and the paddles are massive for shifting which is cool. Whereas the display seems smaller than it in all probability is, issues look fairly good contained in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata.
There are much less buttons on the within of the automotive, and it's just about a cleaned up model of the earlier era for the Hyundai Sonata.
Hyundai is shifting in the correct path, contemplating how completely abysmal the inside of the 2013 era of the Hyundai Sonata was. So good for them.
The Efficiency-2018 Hyundai Sonata:
There shall be a well-liked 2.zero T 4 cylinder engine for the present prime-of-the-line 2018 Hyundai Sonata, which is reminiscent of the present mannequin. The engine produces 245 horses and 260 pound ft of torque. We might see a bump in energy, however that isn't confirmed proper now.
We additionally may even see a return of the two.four L 4 cylinder engine for base degree fashions. Every shall be paired to a brand new 7 velocity automated transmission to assist the 2018 Hyundai Sonata to do a zero-60 run in 7.2 seconds. Whereas these occasions and metrics aren’t essentially spectacular, they aren’t dangerous. It's unlucky that there isn’t a extra highly effective mannequin on the market for us, however it’s Hyundai. Perhaps at some point we’ll get a strong Sonata.
2.four L four-cyl/2.zero L turbo four-cyl
6 velocity auto/6 velocity guide
As much as 35 Freeway/25 Metropolis (Eco)
195 Lb-ft – 260 lb-ft.
Not Out there
Not Out there
zero-60 MPH (zero-one hundred twenty KPH):
Sum It Up:
Whereas the 2018 Hyundai Sonata isn’t a stunner, nor will it blow your socks off, I consider will probably be a robust staple for the model, because it has been for years. As with many sedans popping out, they do have to pump some extra energy from the little automotive for it to be a critical contender within the sports activities sedan phase. I do hope that we see one thing robust from Hyundai quickly, particularly since Genesis separated from them. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata has been redesigned and launched in Korea, so we should always see a launch date for america quickly.