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Updated 2018 Hyundai Sonata debuts

Updated 2018 Hyundai Sonata debuts

New York Auto Show debut for face-lifted Sonata…

Hyundai Australia dealerships will have this new face-lifted Hyundai Sonata available around the middle of the year.

Coming at a time where Hyundai Sonata sales are disappointingly low (only 62 Australian Sonata sales were recorded in March), Hyundai is hoping the refresh helps put the model back on buyer’s radars.

The updated 2018 Hyundai Sonata has made its official debut today at the New York Auto Show and the changes aren’t just cosmetic.

Hyundai tell us they have stiffened the Sonata chassis and this has helped improve ride and handling.

The suspension, particularly the rear suspension, has come in for a great deal of attention, while the steering has also been retuned.

While the 2.0 litre turbo-petrol engine benefits from the arrival of a new eight-speed auto transmission.

Interior changes run to a redesigned centre stack and instrument panel, addition of a USB port for rear seat passengers, and a new steering wheel design.

Revised front styling, new-look taillights, and the addition of a boot release button behind the Hyundai badge on the Sonata boot lid look to be the most important external changes.

Updated 2018 Hyundai Sonata debutsWe will bring you more details on the 2018 Hyundai Sonata when confirmed by Hyundai Australia and you can stay up to date in our Hyundai Sonata News section.

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Simon’s interest in cars stems from hours in a misspent youth playing racing computer games.

His love of being at the wheel and of tech has translated into the real world as a member of our road test team providing an everyday-man perspective on the affordable range of vehicles.

When he’s not being a geek, Simon also has a hand in our product reviews, video production and is a regular contributor on the podcast.

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