There were a lot of rumors and speculations about the next Sonata model from Hyundai, and now finally the Hyundai Motor America confirmed that we can anticipate the facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata very soon. When we say very soon, we think about the end of next year. The first report indicates that this model will hit the dealerships with the facelift. As we know, the current generation was released three years ago. As you can notice, this a very narrow time line for a typical facelift. However, they considered North American market very seriously.
2018 Hyundai Sonata – Sporty Styling:
The front fascia will receive some redesigns and here we can definitely notice the addition of some style. At the front side, we can see large front grille with the Hyundai logo in the middle. This grille will be larger than in the previous model. Another redesigned part will be the headlights. Except for the new system that powers it, we can expect elegant shape. Also, it will be a bit larger than before. Beneath the grille, this model will have a large front bumper with the elegantly designed opening for the fog lights. Here we can also expect large air intakes in order to provide better engine cooling. At the sides, this model will have beautiful wheels made from aluminum. Its size is however still unknown. The whole chassis of this model will be constructed with a lot of lightweight materials.
From the inside, the coming 2018 Hyundai Sonata will be very nice and pleasant ride in this cabin is definitely certain. The cabin will be capable of accommodating up to five passengers by providing them a high dose of comfort and entertainment. All seats in the cabin will have leather as standard upholstery. Also, the adjustability is on the excellent level. When it comes to entertainment of the passengers, the infotainment system will be updated which is very good.
The steering wheel on the 2018 Hyundai Sonata will be multifunctional and will have leather upholstery as well. The dashboard is also very simply designed and it is quite easy to work with it. Some of the interior features will also include dual zone climate control, Android / Apple Auto integration, adaptive cruise control, excellent audio, heating and cooling for the seats, navigation, a lot of safety systems, and many others as well.
2018 Hyundai Sonata – Powertrain Options:
Under the bonnet, the approaching 2018 Hyundai Sonata is powered by a three engine options. We can start from the Twin-scroll Turbo 1.6 liter V4 engine. This engine will be capable of generating up to 177 HP at 5500 rpm and 195 lb.ft of torque at 1500-4500 rpm. It will be mated to a 7-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with SHIFTRONIC. This engine will use Hyundai Sonata ECO.
The second engine option that will be used by Sport, SE, and Limited trim will be 2.4 liter V4 engine with the capability of generating up to 185 HP at 6000 rpm and 178 lb.ft of torque at 4000 rpm. This one will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system. The last engine options available in Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T will be 2.0 liter Inline 4-cylinder Twin-scroll Turbo with the max power output of 245 HP at 6000 rpm and 260 lb.ft of torque at 1350-4000 rpm. This engine will use the same transmission as the previous engine.
2018 Hyundai Sonata – Availability and Price:
The release date of the next 2018 Hyundai Sonata will be by the end of next year and this is officially confirmed by the Company. When it comes to prices, we can expect:
The SE: $22,600 MSRP, ECO: $23.125, Sport: $23.400., Sport 2.0T: $26.600 , Limited: $27.150, Limited 2.0T: $34.450.