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2012 Hyundai Sonata

The 2012 Hyundai Sonata

English: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid exhibited ...

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What’s new with the 2012 Hyundai Sonata? There are several significant revisions of the new model from its predecessor.  Buyers have 2 options between a 2.0L turbocharged engine and 2.4-liter direct injection four. It also includes a 2 6-speed transmission, which depends on the type of model. One of the major highlights of the new Hyundai Sonata is the so-called fluidic sculpture design. The new design provides a contemporary look of the new Sonata. The 2.0L turbo engine increases 1 mpg in highway, while the 2.4L direct engine increases 2mpg in the city. There are many updates on the new Sonata including the 7-inch touch-screen built in with HD radio, and a standard 3-piece panoramic sunroof. Meanwhile, the Hyundai’s Blue Link Telematics is now revised into a standard model.
The interior of the new Sonata is backed up with attractive gauge bezels, chrome trimmed door pulls, gauge cluster, shift lever, and equipped with 2 large pods for both the speedometer and tack. One of the major interior highlights is the chromed human figure located below the display. This feature has a role to shift the ventilation mode. On the other hand, the figure only controls a single toggle compared to the standard direct airflow into the section. Other optional feature is the driver’s seat heaters, as well the rear and front seats. The navigation system has now built-in with a backup camera, while the Cruise control is now a standard 6-speaker system.
The exterior of the new Sonata has the sleekest look with its bold character line. The side profile begins at the trailing edge of the front fender, which runs all throughout the car’s rear end. It also wraps around the head of the taillights. A chrome strip goes all the way the length of the car’s waistline. It also covers the mirrors up to the headlights of the new Sonata. A chrome plated front grille has become bolder than ever, while the rear roofline is assertively raked. The new Sonata has a different wheel size, which primarily depends on the engine configuration and the trim level as well.
When it comes to performance, the new Sonata is lighter compared to its predecessor. Expect an improved horsepower with the 2.4L direct injected engine. Meanwhile, the 2.0L turbo engine runs up to 60mph with an average of 126 feet. The skidpad numbers of the new Sonata has significant improvements ranging from 0.78g to 0.82g.