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The new generation Hyundai Sonata starts at $ 45,800


MalaysiaThe 8th generation D-size sedan imported from Korea, and the above price is for the first 50 units of the 2.5 Premium version.

In fact, the new generation Sonata imported from Korea has a suggested selling price of USD 49,820, if calculating 10% of sales and service tax (SST, similar to VAT). But thanks to the policy applied by the Malaysian government from June 15 to the end of 2020, imported cars are exempted from 50%, or only subject to 5% of SST. Therefore, the first 50 Sonata sold also enjoy this incentive.

The new generation Sonata is sold in Malaysia at a preferential price thanks to the tax reduction policy. Image: Paultan

The appearance of the Sonata 2020 is much different from the old generation, and is also the first product to use Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design language, turning the sedan into a 4-door coupe and sportier.

The grille is wider and more aggressive, the LED headlights redesigned. The stretched chrome strip on the bonnet has a new function – where the LED daytime running lights are hidden. Rearview mirror back down the door instead of column A as before. C-shaped taillights can be reminiscent of the Honda Civic. 18 inch alloy rims.

Compared with the size, the new generation Sonata is slightly better than the old one. Length 4,900 mm and width 1,890 mm, which is 45 mm longer and 25 mm wider. 2,840 mm wheelbase, 35 mm longer than the old generation. But the 2020 Sonata is 30 mm lower, with a height of 1,445 mm, which adds dynamism and reduces wind resistance.

Leather interior, refined watches compared to the old generation.  Photo: Paultan

Leather interior, refined watches compared to the old generation. Image: Paultan

Sonata 2020 has a thinner instrument cluster, screen vertical control in the center. The interior uses two tones: black and light gold. 8 inch control screen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Other special details such as buttons to select numbers and Qi wireless charging. Standard equipment includes smart key, start button, electric driver’s seat and memory, dual-zone air conditioning with rear-seat spoiler, automatic headlight and wiper, anti-auto rearview mirror glare, 360 camera.

The meter will turn into a camera image display every time the driver turns on the turn signal.  Photo: Paultan

The meter will turn into a camera image display every time the driver turns on the turn signal. Image: Paultan

The new-generation Sonata has only one version, equipped with a 2.5-liter Smartstream MPI engine, 4-cylinder, 175 hp at 6,000 rpm and 232 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. minute. 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

Vehicles equipped with 6 standard airbags, but no Hyundai driver assistance system Smartsense. But there are still some features like blind spot monitoring from the surrounding camera system.

In Vietnam, the D-size sedan has stopped selling since 2015 due to low sales. This segment currently includes competitors such as Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Mazda6 and Kia Optima.

America – England (according to the Paultan)

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