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2015 Hyundai Sonata Shows Off Premium Aspirations During Home-Market Reveal

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
edited September 2014 in Hyundai

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    gofortheneckgofortheneck Member Posts: 42
    As usual, other auto websites had more info including pics of the dash.

    Edmunds.com ... get with the program!
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    darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606
    Seems to have sharp looks but need to see more than one picture to be sure. Also curious what the engine choices will be-- basic carry-forward of the current 2.4 NA and 2.0T designs or something new?
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    themandarinthemandarin Member Posts: 436
    Seoul train
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    reminderreminder Member Posts: 383
    Looks like they pulled back from the the fluidic-sculpture design a bit. Reminds me of the Accord from that angle. Weird how headlights used to be solely on either side of the grill & now they occupy a large part of the fenders.
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    themandarinthemandarin Member Posts: 436
    Seoul train
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    emajoremajor Member Posts: 332
    I don't like that hexagon of a center stack. Really don't like it at all. Looks like it belongs in a Dodge Ram from the mid 2000s.
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    majin_ssj_ericmajin_ssj_eric Member Posts: 49
    Hmmm, looks like a disappointing retreat into blandness compared to the daring appearance of the current Sonata. Not bad in any way, just sort of "meh." Will have to wait until I see better pics to make a final judgement.
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    corollamikecorollamike Member Posts: 29
    Heard the flack from the Koreans that they didn't like all the curviness of the Sonata, and from the looks of this new one, the scuttlebutt was true. Too bad. Wonder what they'll do with the next Elantra? In my opinion (an opinion of an artist), this new design disappoints. It's their company, and they can design their vehicles as they like. And when it comes to throwing down some serious cash for a new car, we'll see just how many buyers opt for this. We'll see.
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    corollamikecorollamike Member Posts: 29
    Just had a look at the 2015 Subaru Legacy, and it seems to me if you didn't know any better, you'd mistake this new Sonata for it. To me, the Legacy looks better; front to back, it's design seems more unified. Recent data analysis has shown that good design drives car sales. No kidding! As a kid, I remember thinking how much better our neighbor's '66 GTO looked compared to our '62 Buick Skylark. And considering the Legacy, why not go for a car with all-wheel drive? Really, though, I find it odd that Hyundai's popular design language is so watered down. "Too curvy", the Koreans said. Hey, Korea: Curves = $$$.
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