All New 2015 Hyundai Sonata Officially Unveiled: Specifications And Features

In the past couple of months we have seen a variety of spy shots, teasers and undisguised pictures of the next generation Sonata. Bringing an end to the speculations and curiosity, Hyundai has officially unveiled the all new 2015 Hyundai Sonata in South Korea. Be it the looks or the technological features, the new Sonata is hugely evolved over its predecessor and wears Hyundai’s improved Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy.

The new Sonata is a significant departure from the previous generation model and comes with loads of technologies developed first for the new generation Genesis. It is based on a modified version of the Hyundai Motor platform which now offers even more dynamism. Thanks to the upgraded platform, the car has 35 percent more bending strength and 41 percent greater torsional strength compared to the old Sonata.

Proportions wise, the new generation Sonata is only 30 mm wider and 35 mm longer than the previous Sonata and yet was able to equip plenty of features such as Lane Departure Warning System , Blind Spot Detection, rear parking sensors, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, rear-side curtain airbags and heated leather seats. The car also features the next generation infotainment and advanced multimedia systems.

2015 Hyundai Sonata

Powering the all new Sonata is a range of engine and transmission options that now emphasize more on fuel efficiency. There will be a variety of GDi and MPi engines matched to either a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic transmission. For the Korean market, the new Sonata equips 2.0 CVVL, 2.4 GDi, 2.0 LPi engines, while for the global markets there will be some variations depending on the region.

As far as the interior is concerned, Hyundai has improved the ergonomics and have made the front more driver focused. Further, enhancing the appeal of the new model, Hyundai has used a combination of metal, high quality leathers, and environmentally friendly materials.

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Technical Specifications

Engines:

Capacity (cc)

Power (PS)

Torque (kg.m)

2.0 CVVL

1,999

168

20.5

2.4 GDi

2,359

193

25.2

2.0 LPi

1,999

151

19.8

Drivetrain:
Front-wheel drive

Transmissions:
6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual

Suspension and damping:
Front: MacPherson strut front suspension
Rear: Multi-link rear suspension

Steering:
Type: MDPS (Motor Driven Electric Power Steering)
Overall steering gear ratio: 14.3
Steering wheel turn (lock to lock): 2.78
Minimum turning radius: 5.45 (m)

Wheels and tires:

Wheel type

Tires

6.5Jx 16-inch alloy wheels

205/65R16

7.0Jx 17-inch alloy wheels

215/55R17

7.5Jx 18-inch alloy wheels

235/45R18

Exterior dimensions (mm):

Overall length 4855
Overall width 1865 (excluding door mirrors)
Overall height 1475
Wheelbase 2805
Front overhang 965
Rear overhang 1085
Front tread 1614-16″ / 1602-17″ / 1597-18″
Rear tread 1621-16″ / 1609-17″ / 1604-18″

Interior dimensions (mm):

Front

Rear

Head room

1025

975

Leg room

1155

905

Shoulder room

1470

1435