2018 Hyundai Sonata Leaked Again – Looks Like The Real Deal

More photos of the upcoming facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata have found their way on the web, this time showing us the rear end as well.

Last week we showed you a grainy image of the 2018 Sonata but we couldn’t verify its originality but this time, things look to be much clearer.

The new set of images, courtesy of top-rider, show the car sitting in the factory, revealing its much sharper front end, courtesy of the redesigned and much more aggressive grille and a pair of matching fog lights and LED daytime running lights that sit next to the big air intakes.

This is the first time we also get to see the rear end as well which is now less busy and has the license plate placed on the bumper, leaving space for a big Sonata logo on the trunk lid.

Reports suggest that the facelifted Sonata will be revealed in the coming days, so stay tuned for the full details. We should see the 2018 model make its world premiere at the New York Auto Show in April.

Thanks to GT and Eric from TheKoreanBlog for the tip!


  • Dennis Scipio

    Looks like the Front and Rear took a page right out of the new Hyundai Accent.

  • IFDU

    Alrighty, back to the last gen hybrid headlights I see. I like the Lambo-esque rear light design though.

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  • Nordschleife

    If you look at the drawing of the rear end, it looked so sexy. Like it had a built in lip above the taillights. This right he almost goes straight down. Stop showing us drawings of sexy vehicles and then putting this into production.

  • getoffme

    Well, the new Camry need not to worry.

    • Althea Later

      Most of the Asian cars are getting ridiculous looking, so it won’t matter which one you get.

  • salamOOn

    previous was ugly, current one is nice, new will be ugly again….

    • baofe

      I liked the ’11-’14 model. The current one is boring but this mid cycle refresh looks decent.

  • Althea Later

    It would be awesome if available as a 5-door!!!

  • OdysseyTag

    Find the enlarged front badge and rear Sonata lettering to be a tad too big. Other than that – safe.

  • mawhob22222

    Very ugly

  • Kenneth

    The Elantra, Accent, and Sonata all look alike.

  • d’Aforde

    The Big Grille comes to Hyundai…and it looks incredible. I love the taillights, too.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    It’s worse…

  • Matt Johnson

    Looks like the Genesis G90 from the front.

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