Hyundai to launch new Sonata on 7th March

Hyundai is all set to launch the Sonata Sedan in the Indian market on the 7th of March. The company could be waiting for the budget to see if there any merits or demerits.

Hyundai India had unviled the all the new Sonata at the 2012 Auto Expo. The New Sonata was the first to get the Fludic treatment from Hyundai.

The car launched at the Auto Expo is powered by 2.4-litre GDI (Hyundai speak for direct-injection) petrol engine that produces 25.5kgm of torque at 4250rpm and a class-leading 198bhp at 6300rpm.

The engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle-shifters.

The new Sonata boasts of features like

  • Push-button keyless start
  • Six-CD changer with USB and Aux-in support
  • Ventilated leather seats front and rear
  • 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat (four-way for the front passenger)
  • Six airbags plus ABS, ESP and EBD.
  • Parking Sensors and a rear-view camera with display which comes on automatically in the rear view mirror.
  • Ventilated Disc at front, Solid at rear

The Sonata is assembled at the Chennai factory. The All New will compete with Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Skoda Superb in the premium segment where around 15,000 units are sold every year.