Hyundai Sonata 2020
Rule the Road with a new dramatic design and splashy technology.
- Redesigned inside and out
- 2.5-liter and 1.6-liter 4-cylinder power
- Front-drive with an 8-speed automatic transmission
- Built on Hyundai’s all-new architecture
- Digital key and driverless park assist off
The essence of a successful car design can be expressed in a couple of simple lines or “gestures.” That’s true, but rarely do those lines end up playing as visible and central a role in defining the look of production car as they do in this Alabama-born, Korean-badged family sedan. The new Sonata is future-focused with attention-grabbing state-of-the-art technology growing from the family sedan of the past the new Sonata delivers a personalized individual experience. Your Sonata experience is tailored to you from the moment you approach the car every last detail can be adjusted and personalized to your precise requirements with safety being at the forefront of the design process.
Sonata design philosophy we believe you can truly express your individuality discover new experiences and start the adventure. the new Sonata has a stunning silhouette no matter what angle you were looking from by reducing the engine housing and raising the wheelbase a sporty more sensuous and sleep profile has been created the roof and total height have been lowered to form a smooth flow from roof to trunk lid and perfect the four-door coupe style. We have removed the hood parting line and emphasized the elegant curve of the headlights to reinforce the sensuous volume we call it sensuous sportiness. The new Sonata finds the perfect balance between design and comfort one of the design highlights of the sporty and futuristic. Sonata are the signature headlights the engineers were faced with two challenges in order to achieve this the first challenge was how to make the headlights brightly lit went on but appear to be chrome molding went off, We reduced the thickness of the lens and added the coating to the inside. The second challenge was how the headlights could maintain sufficient brightness while also creating a dramatic color gradient the solution was laser etching the inner coating with hundreds of thousands of tiny holes which not only increased the brightness but also created the stunning color gradient as with every aspect of the new Sonata there is no compromise in either form or function with Hyundai’s signature lighting design.
The new Sonata you can store personalized settings for up to three drivers for everything from seat position and side mirrors. The heads-up display instrument cluster and touchscreen display other settings include your driving mode navigation preferences radio channels and the welcome set without the Hyundai digital key. The driver uses the touchscreen display to select their profile and the vehicle changes to their individual. Settings enjoy a tailor-made experience made just for you wherever you drive your new Sonata comes with a next-generation instrument cluster and touchscreen with an intuitive user interface and personalized settings designed with ease-of-use at its core the, 12 point three inch full LCD instrument cluster can be programmed to display. Only the driving information that you need and the ten point two five inch touchscreen can also be configured so you can set your background and have your favorite functions easily accessible. The user setting mode of the standard instrument cluster has been updated from the old text-based interface making it easy to set up with intuitive graphics and additional guidance a smarter cluster and touchscreen. Display for a smarter driver with your hands full whether with shopping bags or kids finding your keys to unlock the car can be really challenging the OneTouch exterior door handle will solve that problem. If you have your smart key the Sonata will unlock the door as you hold the door handle with your hand then the door opens with a simple pull no more fumbling with car keys or pressing buttons you can easily open the car door Hyundai takes care of all those little things. So you don’t have to the Sonata gives you the driver a more spacious and practical driving environment the intuitive convenient push-button gearshift creates more interior space for storage of your personal items the arm rests are designed for comfort all the while keeping the controls within easy reach we have added visual and haptic feedback to help you distinguish between the controls avoiding accidental activation many scenarios were tested in developing the design of the console for example if a child were to spill a drink on the console or a button were to be pressed by mistake all to guarantee your safety from the aesthetics to the safety profile you are at the center of our designs and development of our technology the new sonatas sporty design with the sleek front seats doesn’t compromise on comfort and also gives the rear passengers a greater sense of space and openness helping children in the back take longer road trips without feeling carsick time spent in the sonatas smart sporty seats is quality time in the heat of summer or the cold of winter pressing the auto air conditioner button would normally mean a blast of cool or hot air but if you don’t like the noise or the blast of air your only choice was switching back to manual mode to make it more comfortable for you the Sonata has split the auto air control into three levels with 8 modes in all level three auto adjusts air power from mode one through eight level two adjusts from mode one through six and level one mode one through four if you want the car to quickly reach temperature select level three but if you are more sensitive to noise and airflow select level 1the new long horizontal door arm rests in the Sonata have been designed to be both elegant and dynamic the widened horizontal surface of the armrest provides ample room to rest your arm but has been designed so it will not bump against your legs the ergonomic design of the inner door is both stylish and functional the arm rests fit elegantly and the pull handle is easily reachable
Under the curved hood of our range-topping Limited-trim test car was an unremarkable turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four (a slightly more powerful naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four will follow) linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 1.6 is good for 180 horsepower, which is sufficient to power it to 100 Kmph in an adequate-for-the-class 9.3 seconds. Its conventional automatic saves us the need to groan about groan from a CVT, and it hands off gears wisely enough to enable effortless moves around town. There are shift paddles should you want to manage those duties yourself. Just don’t plan on hammering through downshifts to grab that entrance ramp; the Sonata’s powertrain responses aren’t sharp in its Normal driving mode. Plus, it’s just not that kind of midsize sedan. Lacking the lively Honda Accord’s dynamic moves, it tolerates being rushed about as much as your spouse probably does.It is not fast, nor do its controls speak to you in the language of the great ones. They don’t need to. But if you choose this car over nearly any crossover, you’ll find yourself in a very reasonable place. It is still a car, after all. The Sonata’s ride is—and we’ll be honest here—a little bit busy. The Limited’s 18-inch wheels and tires (16s and 17s are available on lower trims) probably do it no favors. Damping is heavily controlled for this segment, and body roll is minimal. Nothing the Sonata does in corners will make you want to press it harder, and its 0.89-g skidpad performance isn’t going to awaken your inner autocrosser
The all-new Sonata is winning hearts and minds with its advanced technologies that actually care for your well-being. Its advanced driver assistance technologies work invisibly behind the scenes to liberate you from the worries and stress of driving and make you a smarter, better and safer driver.From the exterior styling to the driving dynamics, Sonata projects sensuous sportiness which served as the guiding concept throughout Sonata’s development. And because today’s drivers want a smart, personalized experience, Sonata answers the call with a suite of connectivity and convenience features. Whatever your lifestyle, Sonata is the perfect fit that will open the door to a whole new world of driving freedom and pleasure.Sonata’s high style does more than just spark the emotions. It delivers high rewards with innovative design features like the gradient hidden light technology, a sure conversation starter that adds to Sonata’s mystique. Sonata’s high-tech image is reinforced with LED rear combination lamps and available full-LED front lighting. For a statement that expresses high performance, Hyundai offers the optional 18-in alloy wheel package and premium Pirelli tires.the all-new Sonata and discover that driving perfection is closer than ever. That should come as good news because nobody is perfect: Mistakes can happen but the all-new Sonata’s advanced driver assistance technologies can identify trouble before you do and will even take corrective measures to help make you a safer, better driver. Every detail of the all-new Sonata is truly new yet all of the key touchpoints feel so familiar and instinctive to use – for a feeling of total trust and confidence. The all-new Sonata: It really does bring you closer to driving perfection than ever before.The all-new Sonata‘s premium Bose audio system creates an immersive sound experience of such startling realism and clarity that you‘ll feel like you‘re actually there at the original source. This upgrade comes with twelve acoustically-tuned speakers, Centerpoint Surround Sound and dynamic speed compensation that will have you feeling like you have been transported into the recording studio. This upgrade comes with twelve acoustically tuned speakers, Centerpoint Surround Sound and dynamic speed compensation that will have you feeling like you have been transported into the recording studio. Bluetooth, now installed as a standard feature, further elevates the listening experience by providing the convenience of a hands-free connection to your smartphone.
At some level, just about every safety and convenience feature is available on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. What comes standard even at the base level, however, is generous in anybody’s order book. Convenience standouts include auto-on headlights, automatic high-beam assist, and the soon-to-be-standard-everywhere-except-luxury-cars Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Safety equipment nearly overflows, and while blind-spot monitoring still doesn’t make the standard features list, smart cruise control, forward-collision warning with automatic braking and pedestrian detection, and lane-following assist definitely do.
Two features only available on the top trim levels deserve to be praised. The first is called “Blind-spot View Monitor,” and if you’re familiar with Honda’s LaneWatch, this setup brings that system up two notches. While the Honda system only shows you video of your right-hand blind spot on a separate center-stack display, the Hyundai cameras will show your left- and right-side blind-spot areas (depending on which turn signal you’re using), and it shows them in place of the speedometer (left) and tachometer (right) on the instrument cluster. The system took no time to get used to and felt more natural than Honda’s.
And then there’s “Remote Smart Parking Assist” (RSPA), a system designed (it seems) for Southern California condo garages – we’re talking narrow parking structures that even a gymnast couldn’t climb out of. If you have RSPA, you can aim your Sonata into the tight space, then exit and stand clear. Next, using arrows on the Sonata key fob, you can forward your car into the tight space and shut it off. When the time comes for you to leave, you simply reverse the procedure and make peace of mind your servant.
Hyundai is also using the 2020 Sonata to launch its digital-key technology which will allow you to access and start the vehicle with your Android smartphone. The technology also allows the owner to share the car, either simple access or full driving privileges, through an app.