The new generation of the Hyundai Sonata was recently revealed a month ago. The manufacturer now has released some details about the upcoming sedan. We all got the glimpse of the interior and exterior of this sedan, but now we have information its engine. It will have to powertrains, first is 1.6-litre ‘T-GDi’ four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, making 134kWand 264Nm. The buyers will have any alternate option which is the new 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated ‘GDi’ petrol engine, making 142kW and 245Nm. The two engines will have an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.
On the tech side, many new features will be available with the next-gen Sonata. First is the new Digital Key which is accessible through a smartphone app. This allows the owner to control vehicle functions through their phone, such as locking/unlocking the doors or remotely starting the engine. Moreover, there is an 8.0-inch color head-up display which Hyundai says has a luminance of more than 10,000 candelas per square meter.
This sedan allows the Drivers to access a range of upgraded assistance and safety technologies. The company claims to give the Sonata Level 2 autonomous driving capabilities. This also has autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, Safety Exit Assist and Lane Follow Assist which combines with the adaptive cruise control which keeps the vehicle centered in its lane at speeds between 0 and 145km/h.
Moreover, there is a new feature called Blind-spot View Monitor which has been shown on various overseas Hyundai and Kia products like the Palisade and K900. What it does is that it provides blind-spot monitoring sensor by using a side mirror-mounted camera system to project a live stream of the vehicle’s blind-spot into the available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. This doesn’t just end here, there are even more which are surround camera system, reverse AEB, and Remote Smart Parking Assist, which helps to maneuver the vehicle autonomously and out of parking spaces using the above-mentioned digital smart key. Further details like local pricing and specifications will be revealed closer to the new Sonata’s Australian launch, which is scheduled for sometime during the second half of 2019.