“Dynamic trap made of chromatic strip” sounds like a weapon designed to be laid monthly on Gal Godot’s waist in DC Comics’s next superhero blockbuster. Instead, 2020 features a modern Sonata design.

Contact sophisticated men and women beavers of automaker’s CAD workstations. The essence of successful car design may be expressed in a few simple lines or “gestures”. In fact, it is to define the appearance of a production line similar to a sedan made by this Korean family born in Alabama, and rarely if such a line has a visible and central role.

 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive review

Of course, it mentions a prominent chrome band around Sonata side glasses (called daylight openings or designer “DLO”). Suddenly turn these two ribbons outward. Underline each headlamp. The metallic trim element that modern designers have named “Dynamic” hides an important secret. Transparent in most backlights. When Sonata’s weekly running lamp lights up, the chrome strip is illuminated at the reach of the LED headlamp, creating a unique role check pattern that extends to half the hood. Although not suitable for everyone, at day and night, Sonata is a surprising and unexpected touch so as not to be mistaken for a rival.

 2020 Hyundai Sonata review

Wrapped hills on the outskirts of Montgomery show the yawning shadows of the modern 20,000-square-foot assembly plant that the boldness of the new Sonata is not superficial. On the contrary, if you prepare the countless cutting-edge features of this car, you can find it in the bone marrow of this medium-sized sedan. If you don’t have the budget (or desire) for Elon Musk and Co.’s electric sedan in search of cutting-edge products that are not perfect, 2020 Hyundai Sonata is just this way, a friend.

The guts , Ride and handling:

The 2020 Sonata, codenamed “DN8”, is the first model based on a modern third-generation platform and is a modular architecture that supports numerous vehicles across various segments. Longer and lower than the much more conservative predecessor, the new car features a tapered roof line that is longer than the 111.8-inch wheelbase and has a shorter forward protrusion and offers a high-speed 4-door coupe design. . In fact, the back glass was scratched enough to be allowed to form a hatchback, like the Volkswagen Arteon, whose price was reduced. But Sonata is actually a traditional three-box sedan.

2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive review

Sonata, which will be released to US dealers in December, will be offered a pair of Smartstream 4-cylinder engines. The basic SE and SEL models receive a naturally aspirated 2.5 liter GDI engine that provides 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The premium option for SEL Plus and Limited trim is a 1.6 liter T-GDi power unit. CVVD (Continuously Variable Valve Duration) is applied for the world’s first efficiency and output improvement in the turbocharger system, but the small inline 4 offers less (180) words and less than 10,000 pounds (ft) (195) doing. Thanks to the unique glossy black grille with triangular elements, 1.6T can be found in the city. (The basic car chrome slat grill for my money is actually much more attractive.)

Despite maintaining Hyundai Sonata’s basic front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension settings, Hyundai improved steering and handling with a stronger front and rear combination of subframes and a braking response with improved booster Says improved. Sonata is a ball that is hot and heavy like an elderly person with a ball. Instead, Sonata handles it predictably and confidently, and has much better memory than its predecessor.

 2020 Hyundai Sonata

At least in terms of Michelin Lumi’s all-season rubber modernity is not aimed at sports sedans and crowds. Competitors such as Mazda6 and Honda Accord offer better response and ultimately more driving fun. Coincidentally, most rivals offer larger turbo 4 or V6 engines that provide greater power. I hope this shortcoming will be resolved in the not-too-distant future with a large engine (probably 2.0T), but now it’s officially my mother’s story. Representatives participating in the media launch confirmed that this chassis was designed to accommodate electricity and could escape the history of providing modern hybrid cars and plug-in hybrid variants. You won’t expect.

Smarts Cabin & Digital Key

Start with a modern, well-equipped interior with a variety of technologies than this car rival. The low-end model is related to analog gauges, but Sonata is Mercedes-style in that the options are not only for 12.3 inch digital gauge clusters, but also for a 10.25 inch wide format touchscreen infotainment system . In the 8-inch, the basic infotainment screen is also bigger than the competitor’s finest display, and all Sonatas have standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. You can use modern navigation that is easy to use, such as 360-degree camera range and dual Bluetooth support (one is a phone, the other is audio streaming).

 2020 Hyundai Sonata

Sonata is also the first product offering modern Bose audio. The premium setting provides 12 speakers and Centerpoint surround sound processing capabilities. A crisp and large (8-inch) head-up display is also available, but like many other systems, it was difficult to see wearing polarized sunglasses.

2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive review

Digital Key builds on the knowledge a modern software engineer has gained from the well-known Blue Link app, adding Near Field Communications and Bluetooth Low Energy technology. This allows you to lock the lock or unlock the vehicle or start the engine by placing a key at home and tapping the Android phone towards the door handle. Hyundai Motors includes the same NFC card as the hotel key, can use valet parking, and with friends and family to allow temporary access with and without a driver’s license You can send a digital key to the phone. Hyundai also seems to have a stage for future riding sharing opportunities.

Pricing Details:

Although MSRP has not yet been announced, it is expected to match about today’s car, which suggests that the model was spread between $ 23,000 and $ 32,000. In any case, Sonata is to provide best-in-class, unmatched advanced convenience and safety equipment.

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