Hyundai Sonata

First drive: 2020 Hyundai Sonata in South Korea

First drive: 2020 Hyundai Sonata in South Korea

The midsize segment has always been a bit of a snooze-fest, but the offerings have become more interesting in recent times. Many brands now have great products with good design, luxury features and entertaining handling. But while some are giving up the niche in favour of crossover SUVs, Hyundai has doubled up with a new Sonata that seems to be pulling design ideas from the premium segment into the affordable mainstream. We were invited to South Korea for a week in which we got to take a spin in the all-new 2020 Sonata.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata arrives with fresh design

2020 Hyundai Sonata arrives with fresh design

“Sensuous Sportiness”. That’s the name of the new design language Hyundai debuts with the reveal of the all-new eighth-generation 2020 Hyundai Sonata at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This new design gives the Sonata a near four-door coupe look. But has it taken away the practicality of the sedan?

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2016 Hyundai Sonata facelift revealed

2016 Hyundai Sonata facelift revealed

Hyundai has revealed the 2016 Sonata with just a minor facelift in the US. Since it was only recently redesigned, the changes are relatively low-key, with only the top model getting a more aggressive look with a new bumper and restyled alloy wheels.

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Hyundai Sonata 2011 U.S. recall for steering fault

Hyundai Sonata 2011 U.S. recall for steering fault


The hot new 2011 Hyundai Sonata is third in the midsize car category in terms of sales in the high-volume U.S. market, displacing the Nissan Altima while gunning for the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. But such quick growth comes at a cost, as the Sonata has now been recalled for the second time.

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First drive: Hyundai Sonata 2011 on rental run

First drive: Hyundai Sonata 2011 on rental run


One look at this visual stunner and the Toyota-obsessed crowd out here, for some reason, go ga-ga over this fluidic sculpture thinking it’s a Lexus. Park this elegant piece of machinery next to an Avalon or Lexus ES, and the next moment will be a moment of realisation for the public with the truth finally striking their heads with one question – “Does Toyota even know how to design cars?” But every moment spent in the new 2011 Hyundai Sonata is “almost” awesome. Yes, still almost! It is definitely not the overall best mid-sizer out there. But that said,

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Hyundai Sonata 2011 launched in the UAE

Hyundai Sonata 2011 launched in the UAE


The swoopy new 2011 Hyundai Sonata was officially launched in the UAE, at a launch party in Dubai. The launch comes four months after the model was shown off at the 2009 Dubai Motor Show, and two months after a media driving event in Oman that we weren’t invited to.

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