Hyundai has unveiled the all-new Sonata in South Korea with global sales scheduled to start in the second half of 2014.
The new model is 35mm longer and 30mm wider than its predecessor, with an overall length of 4855mm and width of 1865mm. The new Sonata is 1475mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2805mm.
Styling is similar to the all-new Genesis and the overall look is definitely more premium.
According to Hyundai, the new model has 41 percent greater torsional strength and 35 percent bigger bending strength, compared to the outgoing model.
The front shows us bi-xenon headlights with High Beam Assist and LED daytime running lights. The taillights have also received the LED treatment.
Pictured here is the Korean spec model, which will be offered with three four-cylinder units. The 2.0 CVLL engine delivers 168bhp and 201NM of torque, 2.0 LPi delivers 151bhp and 194Nm of torque, while the 2.4 GDi is good for 193bhp and 247Nm of torque.
Power is sent to the front wheels via standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic gearbox.
The interior is also greatly improved with premium materials, more space, latest electronic safety features like ABS, EBD, ESP, TCS, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection assistance, six airbags, an also new infotainment with an eight-inch touchscreen supporting USB, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.
There are also heated and vented front seats, heated rear seats, electric rear window blind and rear side curtain blinds.
European spec model is likely to debut at the Paris Motor Show later this year.