Watch U.S.-Market 2018 Hyundai Sonata Reveal Live Here At 1:15PM EST

Hyundai will pull the wraps off the updated US-spec 2018 Sonata at the New York Auto Show, covering the event live on its social media channels.

Hyundai’s Camry rival has already been revealed in Korea, allowing us to take a look at its revised bodywork which now brings the Sonata in line with the rest of the range.

The front end adopts the brand’s latest hexagonal grille, a set of vertical daytime-running LEDs and a more sculpted bonnet, while the rear end is now cleaner, with the license plate having migrated on the bumper, plus the new taillights now adding to the new character of the 2018 Sonata.

The changes are less obvious inside, where the updated Hyundai Sonata pretty much retains the general design of the previous model’s dashboard. There are new trim options, updated switchgear and a sportier three-spoke steering wheel, but the most important addition is that of a more modern 8-inch infotainment system.

We still haven’t confirmed which engines will equip the 2018 Sonata, but we do know that Korean petrol models are available with a 1.6-liter T-GDI with 180 PS (177 hp), a 2.0-liter with 163 PS (160 hp) and a range-topping 2.0-liter turbo with 245 PS (241 hp).

Hyundai will live broadcast the reveal of the updated 2018 Sonata this Wednesday, April 12 at 1:15PM, EDT at its official YouTube channel, with the link provided below.

Note: Korean-spec models pictured



  • trentbg

    The front is too busy, but the rest is nice.

  • Vector

    Getting uglier. I prefer the design 2 generations ago (2010-2014), when it was completely redesigned.

  • Tom

    … hope, that won’t be the European i40 🙁

  • TheBelltower

    I don’t get it. They are doodling all of these sleek designs on the whiteboard, but the actual car is really dopy looking. None of the vision that they are talking about came through on the production car. No one will notice that this is a “new” design.

  • Mr. Crankypants

    It’s got a Mustang hood. Cool!

  • Dave Sturge

    Funny, Hyundai seems to be removing all of the cool styling cues that made their vehicles stand out in the crowd to become a very generic and forgettable looking car. They are doing it with KIA too based on what I’ve seen with the new Rio. Blah.

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