Hyundai Sonata gets facelift for 2009
The 2009 Hyundai Sonata will debut at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, with a new front end, a small bump up in power, and a totally revised interior.
The new Sonata debuts with a choice of two motors that offer more power and fuel economy. The 2.4-litre inline-four now makes 175 horsepower and 229 Nm of torque with a new five-speed automatic. The 3.3-litre V6 gets a 15-hp upgrade, making 249 hp and 310 Nm of torque. Aside from the upgraded engines, Hyundai is also touting the Sonata’s improved handling and will be offering a sport-tuned suspension on the SE model.
Not as impressive as the upcoming Genesis, but the new interior is a huge improvement over the awful previous design.