2015 Hyundai Sonata Makes Its Debut in South Korea

2015 Hyundai Sonata

The all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata has made its debut in South Korea with an updated exterior design, smoother handling and plenty of safety and convenience features.

The car’s official debut doesn’t happen until the 2014 New York Auto Show in just a few more weeks, but images show off the design changes made to follow along with Hyundai’s new Fludic Design 2.0 approach. This includes an additional 35mm of length and 30mm of width on the outside to give it a more aggressive stance and provide more interior space.

It’s riding on an updated version of the front-wheel-drive platform of the previous Sonata and has been give a more sport-tuned suspension helped by extensive testing at Nurburgring. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is also more rigid due partly to the use of high-strength steel in more than half of its body construction. It boasts torsional and bending stiffness increases of 41% and 35% respectively over the previous model.

Safety features on the 2015 Hyundai Sonata include Advanced Smart Cruise Control with radar, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Assist. There’s also a unique new convenience feature in the Smart Trunk function which will pop the trunk not when you wave your foot under the bumper, but when the Smart Key is simply near the bumper for three seconds.

Engine variants in the US haven’t been announced and will likely come at the New York Auto Show.

Check out this 0-60 MPH Mile High Performance Test of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid…

Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.