Hyundai has unveiled the 2020 Sonata, the eighth-generation of its steadfast midsize car.
Headlining the changes is a change in bodystyle: the traditional three-box sedan shape has been swapped out for a five-door liftback look, à la the larger Kia Stinger.
The new Sonata’s styling is inspired by the Le Fil Rouge concept revealed at the 2018 Geneva motor show. Showcasing Hyundai’s new ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language, it combines a bold front end with a large grille and long aluminium grille accent, with a sleek profile, stylish alloy wheels, lobster-claw taillights and an inbuilt ducktail spoiler.
Dimensionally, the family coupe has grown by 45mm in length (35mm is in the wheelbase), 20mm in width and has been dropped in height by 25mm.
Inside, there has been a major upgrade, with the addition of a fully-digital instrument cluster, and a new 10.25-inch infotainment display located at top of the dash. In addition, there’s a new steering wheel similar to the one in Kia’s Telluride, quilted Nappa leather trim on top-spec versions and push-button gear select buttons.
The engine lineup hasn’t been detailed, although it’ll likely consist of 2.4-litre naturally aspirated and 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder options, along with hybrid and PHEV powertrains.
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata will make its public debut at the New York auto show next month.