Expect the unexpected luxury
Pros : Improved looks and powerful engine
Cons : It would be too early to comment about it
Recently, Hyundai Motors unveiled the new Hyundai Sonata at the Auto Expo Delhi. I currently own a Hyundai Verna Transform and being a Hyundai vehicle owner, I can proudly say that the new Sonata will also be successful saloon for the car maker. I am expecting the new Hyundai Sonata to come bestowed with all the luxurious amenities and run like an efficient mean machine.
I am looking ahead to buy an all new luxury sedan by this festive season and if all goes well, Hyundai Sonata will be my next car. I would expect the Sonata to come at a competitive price of Rs. 16 – 17 lakhs.
As far as the engine is concerned, I have read that Sonata 2012 is going to come in 2.4 liter petrol and 2.2 liter diesel engine option. Hyundai cars have been a hallmark of fuel efficiency, therefore, no doubt this car too would have better mileage than cars like Skoda Superb, Volkswagen Passat and Honda Accord.
The upcoming Sonata should have all the necessary safety features like ABS, EBD, BA, Airbags, Crump Zones etc. Moreover, the body shell should also be of fine quality to add on the safety features of this car. The current Sonata Transform carries light metal sheet compared to Skoda Superb which makes it a cheap product in terms of quality.
Fine quality interior is what a luxury car buyer seeks in it. I would wish that the new Sonata saloon would come blessed with premium leather upholstery with better dash quality and refined instrument cluster. This is expected to be blessed with automatic transmission that would ease the driving by a greater extent.
Overall, I feel that Hyundai Sonata would be a complete package with refined exteriors, interiors and modern features that would encourage the buyers to go for it.