2018 Hyundai Sonata in the works, spied testing in the US

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata has been spied testing recently in Michigan, US. According to the spied images, the Korean car maker has revised the design and styling of the sedan.

By: | Updated: August 24, 2016 2:40 PM
2018 Hyundai Sonata spied testing 2018 Hyundai Sonata spied testing. Source: Hyundai-Blog

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata has been spied testing recently in Michigan, US. According to the spied images, the Korean car maker has revised the design and styling of the sedan. Though the car is camouflaged partially, it still reveals the new design at the front and the rear.

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The Hyundai Sonata facelift is expected to get a new headlamp cluster with LED daytime running lamps. Under the headlights, one can see a new fog lamp housing. The front grille has also been redesigned completely and will be divided into two parts. There are not many updates made to the sides, but the rear has been revamped.

2018 Hyundai Sonata spied testing 2018 Hyundai Sonata spied testing

At the rear, the tail lamps of the new Hyundai Sonata will feature LED lights, which according to us looks similar to the newly launched 2016 Hyundai Elantra. The reverse parking sensors, new 10-spoke alloy wheels, sporty rear spoiler, etc are some of the equipment, which is expected to be offered with the upcoming sedan.

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There are no interior images but we are sure the 2018 Hyundai Sonata will come loaded with new and improved features. It will consist of electrically adjustable driver seats, 6 airbags, digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, parking camera, multifunction steering wheel, touchscreen with navigation, traction control and cruise control, to name a few.

2018 Hyundai Sonata spied testing 2018 Hyundai Sonata spied testing

We have no information about the powertrain options, but we expect the new Sonata to be powered by a 2.0L petrol engine. The spy shots are of the US-spec model and we expect the new Hyundai Sonata to hit the Indian markets by next year. When launched, it will compete with the likes of the Skoda Superb and the Volkswagen Passat.

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