Hyundai is updating the Sonata for 2024 with a striking new exterior design.
The interior is also thoroughly updated and features new display screens.
We expect the Sonata to go on sale in the US later this year.
UPDATES 3/30/23: Hyundai has provided more details on the 2024 Sonata, including about its carryover powertrain lineup that includes a 2.5-liter inline-four, a hybrid, and a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four for the N Line model. We have updated the story accordingly.
Hyundai is restyling the Sonata mid-size sedan with a new look that falls in line with other recent redesigns such as the Kona crossover, the Staria van, and the Grandeur sedan. It looks surprisingly different from the outgoing Sonata that was first launched for the 2020 model year, and the new face is particularly futuristic.
The full-width LED light strip stretching across the front is immediately noticeable, and the grille and headlights are reshaped. Out back, the taillights incorporate a similar light strip and the lower fascia looks more aggressive than before. Hyundai showed both the standard car and the sportier N Line model, and both had new wheel designs as well. The N Line has 19-inchers, plus a rear spoiler and dual exhaust tips. There are new colors, too, including hues called Biophilic Blue Pearl, Ultimate Red Metallic, and Cream Beige.
The changes inside center around two large 12.3-inch screens that are now housed in a single curved display binnacle. Certain dashboard components such as the climate controls are also rearranged, and the materials appear to be an upgrade compared to before. The steering wheel is also new, and the gearshift is relocated to the steering column to free up space in the center console. Hyundai also says it has made body reinforcements meant to improve noise, vibration, and harshness isolation.
The only significant change to the Sonata’s powertrain lineup is that the optional turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four has been dropped. Otherwise, it will comprise the same naturally aspirated 191-hp 2.5-liter inline-four in the base car, a 290-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four for the N Line, and a 192-hp hybrid setup. Full specs aren’t out yet, but expect these horsepower numbers to stay roughly the same for the 2024 model.
Hyundai will reveal more details about the car soon, and US specs should come within the next few months.
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