Hyundai has officially launched the upgraded 2024 Sonata midsize sedan in a comprehensive YouTube news conference where Simon Loasby, an influential designer and head of the Hyundai Style Group at Hyundai Motor Company, took viewers through the remarkable design enhancements.
José Muñoz, president and Global COO of Hyundai Motor Company, as well as president and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America, delved into the reasons behind the resurgence of consumer interest in sedans. Hyundai’s commitment to regularly refreshing its Sonata lineup and surpassing customer expectations is evident in the latest 2024 Sonata, set to hit our Minnesota Hyundai dealership this winter.
“With nearly three million sedans sold in the U.S. over the past twelve months, Hyundai stands poised to cater to new buyers and existing sedan enthusiasts with the beautifully enhanced Sonata models,” Muñoz affirmed. “The availability of Sonata with All-Wheel-Drive adds a new dimension, appealing to a broader range of sedan enthusiasts.”
For the first time, Hyundai’s proven Hyundai TRACtion (HTRAC) AWD system is an option for the Sonata. Paired with the 2.5L engine, HTRAC ensures all-weather capabilities and heightened driving performance by dynamically distributing torque between the front and rear wheels, adapting to road conditions and driving scenarios. This is a game-changer for Minnesota drivers.
Sonata continues to be offered as a standard internal combustion engine (ICE) model, a sporty N Line variant, or a hybrid electric (HEV) version, presenting a versatile range of engine choices.
Loasby shared insights into the design philosophy, stating, “Our aim was to give Sonata a contemporary design statement. It’s exceptionally wide, and exudes freshness, modernity, and a touch of coolness. The low-slung design perfectly embodies our theme of Sensuous Sportiness, and its coupe-like aesthetics make it the most aerodynamic Sonata to date—a true sports family sedan.”
Breaking new ground, the HTRAC AWD system introduces a front-wheel-drive-based approach, a first-of-its-kind feature for Hyundai sedans in the U.S.
Experience swift and precise control as HTRAC utilizes an advanced electro-hydraulic system to manage AWD coupling, ensuring quick responses and enhanced precision.
Navigate challenging weather conditions with confidence, thanks to the Snow drive mode that prioritizes driver security and bolsters all-weather driving assurance.
Choose from a range of driving modes, including Normal, Smart, Sport, and Custom. These modes fine-tune settings for the engine, transmission, AWD (if equipped), and steering mapping, allowing you to craft a personalized and enjoyable driving experience.
The latest Sonata introduces a low-slung exterior that epitomizes progressive automotive design, capturing the essence of Hyundai’s theme, ‘Sensuous Sportiness.’ The front of the Sonata showcases a horizontal layout that seamlessly incorporates Hyundai’s distinctive Seamless Horizon Lamp and discreetly positioned hidden headlights, contributing to a futuristic aesthetic. Noteworthy updates include a fresh grille design and enlarged air intakes, enhancing the overall dynamic and aggressive appearance.
At the rear, the Sonata’s wide stance and high-tech character take center stage, accentuated by the captivating H-lights. The black spoiler-shaped trunk lid and exhaust-inspired rear-end treatment not only adds a touch of sportiness but also promise an exhilarating performance.
In harmony with its sporty exterior, the Sonata’s interior embraces a driver-centric layout enriched with high-tech details tailored for modern lifestyles. The new ‘floating’ theme within the interior creates a futuristic ambiance, heightened by the subtle glow of ambient lighting.
In its pursuit of sportiness, the new Sonata N Line elevates dynamic style to a whole new level. Featuring an expanded front bumper grille area, exclusive 19-inch wheels, and a commanding rear spoiler, it exudes bold attitude. The dual twin-tip exhaust not only underscores the Sonata’s inherent sportiness but cranks up the volume of its athletic spirit.
Inside, the red-accented stitching and cross-metal patterned trim reinforce the Sonata N Line’s identity as a dynamic sports sedan. Exclusive features such as Active Sound Design, Launch Control, N Powershift, and Rev Matching further enhance the driving experience.
The exterior colors of the Sonata boast a state-of-the-art aircraft aesthetic. The Sonata N Line’s exclusive Aero Matte Silver color, in particular, dazzles with a bright metallic pigment that subtly shifts between warmth and coolness in varying light conditions. Other exterior color options include Onyx Black Pearl, Serenity White Pearl, Atlas White, Portofino Gray (Matte/Metallic), Transmission Blue Pearl, Carbon Blue Pearl, Ultimate Red Metallic, Cream Beige, and Aero Silver Metallic.
Inside, choose from a palette of black, dark gray and greige two-tone, and dark gray and camel two-tone. The Sonata N Line model boasts a distinctive dark gray with red stitching and N Line red paint.
Experience comfort in a modern ambiance with light fabric colors and supple leathers that create a welcoming environment for both driver and passengers.
The new Sonata is equipped with a comprehensive set of driver assistance and safety features, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 1.5 (FCA 1.5), Rear Cross-traffic Collision-avoidance Assist (RCCA), Blind-spot Collision Assist (BCA), Safe Exit Warning (SEW), Safe Exit Assist (SEA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC with S&G), available Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC), and available Highway Driving Assist (HDA), all designed to enhance safety and reduce driver stress.
Utilize the Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) feature, allowing remote parking and exit from parking spots using the smart key from outside the vehicle. The Rear Occupant Alert helps ensure the safety of passengers by notifying the driver if an infant is left unattended in the vehicle.
Sonata delivers an improved noise, vibration, and harshness performance through body reinforcements and a change in steering wheel material, contributing to an enhanced driving experience.
Choose from a versatile lineup that includes a gasoline-powered 2.5L engine, a performance-oriented 2.5L turbo engine, and an environmentally conscious 2.0L hybrid electric (HEV). Notably, the 2.5L turbo engine was crafted specifically for the N Line, amplifying its performance credentials.
The HEV model introduces e-Motion Drive, ensuring a smooth and comfortable driving experience across various conditions. For the first time, it incorporates paddle shifters and a regenerative braking mode, contributing to enhanced fuel efficiency.
The new Sonata boasts an aero-friendly design that not only enhances fuel efficiency but also ensures stability during high-speed driving, offering a harmonious blend of performance and eco-conscious engineering.
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