Hyundai Shows Russian Market Sonata Sedan in Moscow


Hyundai today introduced the local market version of its new Sonata sedan at the Moscow motor show. While there are no styling changes over the Sonata offered here in the States, the mid-size sedan will be sold in Russia with a different engine lineup that includes a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated petrol producing 150HP and 198Nm of torque, and a 2.4-liter four-banger rated at 178-horsepower and 228Nm (in the U.S., the same Theta II unit delivers 196HP).

Both engines are paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC manual control offered as an option.

Depending on the trim level, the added specifications of the Russian-market Sonata include ESP, foot parking brake, amplitude selective dampers and rear heated seats.

The sixth-generation of the Sonata made its domestic market debut in South Korea last September. For North America, production began at the firm's Alabama plant in December of 2009, while the company also plans to begin building and selling the car in China starting from early next year. Hyundai said it expects to sell around 450,000 units of the Sonata [worldwide] annually from 2011.


Anonymous said... »August 25, 2010

this car still looks better than the new cls in my opinion....:)

Anonymous said... »August 25, 2010

I agree man, the sonata has set the auto world on fire and the other auto makers are burning up in the combustible flames set off by the new 2011 Hyundai sonata

Anonymous said... »August 25, 2010

i wonder how many honda and toyota fans will come in these post saying crap because they know this is the real deal , GO HYUNDAI

Anonymous said... »August 25, 2010

"i wonder how many honda and toyota fans will come in these post saying crap because they know this is the real deal , GO HYUNDAI"

I'm not a fan of any automaker and I wonder how many of these posts are peformed by paid PR and online reputation management companies that are only acting like over-hyped fans of hyundai...or any other automaker for that matter.

Anonymous said... »August 25, 2010

^ its not what u think paid pr or online management companies....Its just pure love 4 HYUNDAI!!....

kjb434 said... »August 25, 2010

No offense to Carscoop, but if a PR rep is wasting time trying to boost their car/brand image on a blog, they need something better to do.

Anonymous said... »August 27, 2010

Im big on Toyota and Honda....but a HUGE like for Hyundai from me. They are the new sexiness these days.

Anonymous said... »August 29, 2010

why isnt the panoramic sunroof available in the USA?

Anonymous said... »October 05, 2010

OK Seriously, how can anyone NOT love Hyundai these days, disregarding their past... their lineups have been most beautiful, and most fuel efficient, powerful etc... AND lowest priced. How can you not love that?

Ravi Jodhani said... »July 20, 2011

hundai sonata is my dream car.... i love my car........livel life kingsize!!!!!!!!!

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