The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is all-new and we attended the vehicle launch down in Montgomery, Alabama to learn all about Hyundai’s latest offering.
The exterior has been redone with new sheetmetal and new bumpers along with a whole new interior, and a revised suspension system to provide a more upscale premium drive experience. It also grew by 1.4″ in length and 1.2″ in width to present a more powerful look.
There are four different trim levels for the 2015 Hyundai Sonata starting with the base SE and then moving to the Sport which gets exterior changes like a revised front grille, lower bumper insert and dual rear exhausts.
The Limited get upgrades like a chrome grille and leather interior and then, at the top, the Sport 2.0T gets all the same exterior upgrades that are found in the Sport along with additional sport upgrades to the interior. There will also be an Eco trim coming later in the year with a 1.6-liter turbo GDI 4-cylinder paired to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
The base engine is a 2.4-liter gasoline direct injected 4-cylinder mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a 2.0-liter twin scroll turbo gasoline direct injected 4-cylinder with 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
John Shon, Manager of Product Planning, shares all the details in this everything you’ve ever wanted to know video featuring the 2015 Hyundai Sonata.
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 is a member of the New England Motor Press Association and also writes for Automotive IT News, NerdApproved, and GeekMom. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.