2016 Hyundai Sonata Release Date, Review, Price, Engine – The release date of the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata is approaching very fast and it would be very reasonable for use to provide a review of what we expect from the new Sonata. This post will revolve around the most obvious things that would-be buyers and Sonata enthusiasts would be looking for from their vehicle.

The auto maker has kept some few things in the dark, however our eavesdropping mechanism is sophisticated enough to render the concealed details obvious even for an automobile newbie.

2016 Hyundai Sonata
2016 Hyundai Sonata

The announcements already made will prove crucial in our review and the pictures already in the public domain as well. Several changes will be effected on the interior of the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata which will make use of the most technological features of the modern day era.

The design of the new car will be a carryover from the previous version and buyers shouldn’t expect any major modifications on either the interior and exterior, and the powerplant as well. However, this should not be taken to mean the new Sonata will not receive any redesigns.

Exterior Design

The exterior of the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata as mentioned above will be a carryover of the previous model and will not come with any major redesigns. Consequently, the previous generation has merely been used as the basis of the current facelift.

2016 Hyundai Sonata front
2016 Hyundai Sonata front

What was seen as a flaw in the previous generation is now the point of concern which should not be carried over in the new model. The new vehicle comes with numerous features which were conspicuously absent in the previous version.

The overall design of the exterior has been made more aerodynamic which will result in the car being able to mitigate against air resistance and therefore lead to better performances in terms of handling and maneuvering capabilities.

2016 Hyundai Sonata rear
2016 Hyundai Sonata rear

The vehicle looks more beautiful and elegant than ever before. This car will assuredly be a hit in the automobile market.

Interior Design and Changes

The interior of the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata will also come with high performance specs especially for its top trims. It will be more spacious than the previous model which means that it will provide more head and leg room for all its passengers.

The cargo volume has also been upped by several cubic feet which will be convenient to passengers who long for a long trip. The car as above mentioned will certainly make use of high tech features which will include infotainment and control features.

2016 Hyundai Sonata interior
2016 Hyundai Sonata interior

The dashboard has been reshaped and will sit magnificently at the centre so as to allow a 5” display be placed on it, other top trims will come with an optional 8” screen. The central placement of the touch screen display will prove to be very accessible and reachable to anyone wishing to use it.

The previous version’s interior was indeed modern and the current users will find the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata interior to be more sophisticated and aggressive compared to the previous one.

Engine Specs

The new 2016 Hyundai Sonata might not come with a distinct powerplant from its previous version, which derived its power from a 2.4L engine system and which had an output of roughly 185 hp.

The most likely to find its way to the current line-up especially in the base version. The engine will be mated to a six-speed auto transmission system. The current fuel economy ratings are still very good with 24/35 mpg in the city/highway.

Another engine that might turn up in the eco trim model will be a 1.6L engine with the capability of generating 177 hp. the next one would probably be a 2L Turbo charged engine which will give an output of 245 hp.

These engines will certainly be improved in order to give the vehicle a high performance feature. There are talks of a hybrid engine which will also find its way into the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata.

Under the hood of the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata hybrid, buyers should expect a 2L GDI 4 cylinder engine which will be combined to a six-speed auto transmission system. The engine will be combined to a plug-in electric motor battery which will give a combined output of around 154 hp and 190 pounds of torque.

2016 Hyundai Sonata price and release date

The release date of the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata remains shrouded in mystery and we will update the post as soon as we get new info. However, industry experts point to a possible release date of early 2016.

2016 Hyundai Sonata release date
2016 Hyundai Sonata release date

The price of the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata will probably be somewhere around 25,000 USD.

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