After a long wait, the undisguised images of Hyundai’s newest baby, the Sonata (i40) have been released, ahead of its korean launch which is scheduled for next month.
Looking at the recent efforts from the company like the i20, the ix35 (Tuscon) and now the Sonata (i40), you can’t help but appreciate the stylistic beauty of the cars. Yes, Hyundai has finally started getting it right. This is one of the most appealing Hyundai car that has ever come accross -> fluid lines, coupe like roofline, its all there.
The latest generation Hyundai Sonata (i40) will come with a series of modern gasoline and diesel engines including the latest 2.2 R-Series diesel which produces an impressive 204 bhp. The petrol 2.4 Litre 4-cylinder will now come with GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) and deliver an estimated 200 bhp of maximum power.
Hyundai will also offer a V6 engine. The engines would be mated to either a 6-speed automatic or 5 or 6 speed manual transmissions.
Main competetion for the car, in some markets include Toyota Camry & Honda Accord.
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata (i40) will officially be launched in mid-September with Korean sales starting in October. US and Europe sales would begin from early next year and going by the fact that how aggressive Hyundai is in the Indian market, expect the car very soon on Indian shores as well.