2020 Hyundai Sonata Officially Revealed As Sleek Four-Door Coupe

Hyundai has uncovered its new generation 2020 Sonata a little over a month before it celebrates its formal world premiere at the 2019 New York Auto Show on April 19.

Bolder looks and a four-door coupe body

Penned from a clean sheet, the eighth generation of Hyundai’s mid-size sedan marks a return to a more sporty, four-door coupe body style akin to the sixth generation model from 2009.

It’s the first production model to embody the Korean brand’s new design mantra dubbed Sensuous Sportiness design that was previewed by last year’s Le Fil Rouge concept (HDC-1) and which to some extent, hinted at the new Sonata.

“Sonata celebrates innovative coupe-like silhouette,” said Sang Yup Lee, senior vice president and head of the Hyundai Design Center. “A short overhang, sloping roofline and low deck lid create a balanced feel, and Hyundai’s signature chrome accent now goes all the way into the hood, making it look even longer. It also has LED lighting built in. These cues bring the Sensuous Sportiness design to life.”

Trick lights, sort of

In another first for a production Hyundai, the 2020 Sonata borrows of the Hidden Lighting Lamps from the HDC-2 concept car from last year’s Busan Motor Show. As the Korean company puts it, “the Hidden Lighting Lamps appear to be of a chromic material when switched off and become dramatically lit when turned on” to serve as Daytime Running Lights (DLRs).

It’s bigger too

Hyundai tells us that the new mid-size sedan comes with a 30mm (1.2 in.) lower height and a width extended by 25mm (1 in.). Its wheelbase is extended by 35mm (1.4 in), and its whole length by 45mm (1.8 in.).

More upscale interior and a digital key

Hyundai’s efforts to give the Sonata a more premium feel and attractive design aren’t limited to the exterior, as the cabin has been overhauled accordingly. Bypassing the designers’ claims of elements being inspired by a Stealth aircraft, it does look like a better place to sit in than before, with the compressed the height of the dashboard and HVAC vents giving it a cleaner and lighter look.

The centre-gauge cluster display is fully digital, while the infotainment screen gets capacitive touch buttons. There’s also a newly designed automatic transmission control with buttons instead of a traditional shifter. Yesterday, Hyundai confirmed that the Sonata will get a smartphone-based digital key. Owners will be able to download a smartphone app and then use it to unlock and start the vehicle.

Sales of the new Sonata will start worldwide in the second half of the year.

 

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  • Paul

    I like this thing this go around. It definitely has more flair and style than the current one.

  • Six Thousand Times

    If you’re sad about the demise of the Taurus.

  • JTL2017

    I like it

  • Merc1

    Just wow. Not sure how I feel about it yet, but I applaud the risk taking. Meanwhile at Detroit INC, they’ve given up on just about all family sedans. We will see who made the right decision.

    M

  • Tabs Luther

    Well done. Way to bring it back Hyundai, that last sonata was..

    • PK

      dreadful! worst sonata gen ever!

  • SSS

    I don’t like it even though
    I was a Hyundai fan over 15 years.
    Nissan style DRL..(Altima,Maxima)
    Honda Civic’s tailight..
    And the kinda Palisade,Lexus like interior.
    This thing has no originality.
    I thought they were doing the right thing with YF sonata(2010) and now back to the copy AGAIN! No Original!
    Won’t sell much like current Sonata in the US.
    (Sonata’s sale dropped drastically and now the gap betweeen Camry/Accord and Sonata is much bigger)

    • Of course the same old “let’s act like only Hyundai copies” comment.

      Let’s be real here , the new Altima is a carbon copy of the Accord , which both stole interiors from the Mazda 6 , the new legacy looks like the old sonata , and so on. It’s hard to find anything original these days.

      • SSS

        If better, I think it’s ok TO COPY.
        BUT I think it’s Worse overall
        Not organized and making the design dizzy and Just Copy all over the place.

        • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

          All car manufacturers copy each other. Why are you still complaining in 2019

          • Andrewthecarguy

            Yeah but Hyundai KIA is notorious and this interior is a full on copy of Mazda, BMW and bits of Acura and Mercedes. At least it is well executed.

  • Jordan Catcher

    I hated the looks of the current one but this looks amazing. I see their jumping aboard the c shaped taillight trend with honda , Toyota , Nissan , etc.

    • Galaxium

      Hyundai has been using the taillight design for a while where a piece of it continues inwards. New Elantra, Tucson, etc.

  • Galaxium

    Giving me Aston Martin vibes in the front and I’m digging it. Looks pretty upscale.

  • no25

    Not a big fan of it – especially the rear end. The continuous chrome bar in the front reminds me of when Toyota did that with the 4Runner, and it just doesn’t work. I still personally love the generation of the 2011 Sonata. Best Sonata design hands down.

    • Honda NSX-R

      I actually think this looks better than the 2011 Sonata, it might age better than that gen too. But yeah the rear is a slight bit fussy

  • J. P.

    Whoo, Sonata!

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Looks nice, but it’s got four doors and a full back seat. This is a sedan.

  • Liam Paul

    I like it a lot.

  • KRogers86

    At last, the 2011 Sonata YF finally has a worthy successor.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      The Bose option is weird. Maybe that’s only for non USDM markets.

      Hyundai here, like you said has had a long standing relationship with Harmon so it would be weird to see them walk away from that.

    • Honda NSX-R

      I actually think this looks better than the YF Sonata, it’ll probably age better too

  • david santiago

    Heyyyyy Sonatas finally look good!

  • Navy P. Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    🤮 Ugly!

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      -hurt troll is obviously triggered

      Btw he blocked me because i called him a troll

  • Pavel B.

    Best looking Sonata they have had in a long while.

  • The chrome accent from the headlights to the window line is reminiscent of the 2011 Sonata (which is still the best-looking model ever) but pretty weird. Nice overall shape and pretty swanky interior though.

    • Enoch Gabriel Gonzales

      yes, and it lights up in the front area

    • LJ

      They all have the chrome accent. Even the current generation.

    • IF YOU LOOK CLOSE IT SEEMS THE LIGHT ACTUALLY GOES UP THE HOOD, HENCE THE BREAK MIDWAY UP.

  • Deswaga

    Wow I was a little skeptical of the spyshots but Im quite impressed… And that Gray looks so good on this… And that interior 😍 😍 😍

  • enthusia

    I’m so gagged, this is spectacular! Maybe it’s because my expectations were non existent but I can’t help but love it?. The rear could’ve used some improvement, but that interior is sublime. The Koreans are truly on a roll

    • Finkployd

      Sickening

  • nik

    Wowow I spoke way too soon! This is great! 🙂

  • BlackPegasus

    That interior is gorgeous.

    • LJ

      Looks like the new Mazda interiors.

      • Andrewthecarguy

        More like BMW.

  • marioGTI

    I’m impressed.

  • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

    Now, this will help the sales to come back up

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Agreed. Actually stands out and I think it is better balanced than the Accord.

      • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

        I was hoping that Nissan need to work on their design of the altima. The maxima looks way much better than the altima.

  • PK

    Camry, Accord and Altima, the Koreans are coming! Watch out Japs!!!!

    • Thunderbolt

      it sounded much better when it was said in 1992. You’re about 27 years late.

      • atomiccow

        Totally, this is like the third generation of Hyundai/Kia vehicles that have been pretty much universally considered to be competitive with other global mainstream brands already.

      • PK

        i think 2009 was the rise of the korean automakers.

  • Rocket

    It’s distinctive, that’s for sure. And mostly in a good way. I don’t care for the vortex generators on the taillights, however, and I’m not sure about the chrome accent carrying onto the hood. Still, a solid “A” for effort.

    • Yobobjm

      I think the chrome accent is kinda the sonata’s “thing” now since this will the be the 3rd generation with it.

  • b1ackhawk

    Great! Another useless sedan, like the Accord, with a low roofline in the rear which taller passengers will be unable to find a comfortable position and smack their heads getting in and out. Thus perpetuating the myth that people don’t want sedans, when in reality they want proper sedans not coupe/sedan mutations that offer the worst of both worlds.

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      -failed troll and his weak opinions

      • Andrewthecarguy

        You know chapo, I was wrong about this Sonata, looks MUCH better in these pictures. Will not flop.
        Now let’s talk about your online manners…

    • Johnny Dwyer

      Not sure what you mean by saying like the Accord? Kia been doing this a long time with the Optima. I had the Optima which I passed on to my son. I’m 6 foot tall and find it very comfortable in the back seat of the Optima.

  • Dennis Scipio

    It’s nice looking, though I’m still skeptical about that rear Taillights, and that Steering wheel is a bit chunky, other than that , it’s alright.

  • Nordschleife

    I don’t know how I feel about this. Talk about a divisive design. I think I was taken aback by that Arteon yellow color but the gray looks better. This is gonna have to grow on me. I do like that Q70 ish greenhouse and the interior though.

  • LOOKING AT THE BREAK IN THE TRIM ALONG THE HOOD THE LIGHT TREATMENT SEEMS TO GO NEARLY HALF WAY UP. IT’LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IN PERSON AT THE CAR SHOW.

  • lapirk

    my eyes. i mean seriosuly. my eyes..

  • Mr. EP9

    I’m not digging the rear end. Maybe it will look better in person.

  • SteersUright

    Its very interesting to look at and quite the bold move. However, it doesn’t all come together perfectly as I’m somehow left with a mostly geriatric vibe emanating from the design. It looks stunning from some angles and the interior is almost awesome but, utterly let down by a Camry-style steering wheel. Then again, maybe that is their target demographic? Overall, its really unexpected, refreshing, and gutsy design and that alone is worthy of kudos to Hyundai.

  • Kagan

    Could be nice.

    If they only could offer manual gearshift and handbrake it could be my next car!

  • Kagan

    This could easy be the best looking sedan today even with premium makers. Just they could offer manual.

  • Kagan

    Yes it is a petty because they were really going in the 90’s. Wonder why? Or is it just a theater!

  • ZYGIUS

    Looks a bit melted in front…. Arteon’s and M3 color wont help…

  • Richard Taylor

    I thought it was a Landwind clone of the Arteon at first. Hyundai even borrowed the colour. Some elements are fine but I’m not a fan – expected Hyundai to be heading in a more original direction by now.

  • Leconte Dave

    Not the same designer

  • Leconte Dave

    That’s a pretty interior

  • cbATL

    Who the hell will buy a Camry when this is available?

    • 31/12/2999

      Is not about design, is about resale and reliability.

      • Honda NSX-R

        For me, it’s the reliability that makes me choose the Camry over the Sonata

    • charlotteharry57

      EVERYONE.

    • Jason Miller

      People like boring cars. I drove a Rav4 the other day and hated it. The Tucson I drove afterwords was better in every way…

    • Bash

      Heck who will buy the new Avalon when this is available?

      • cbATL

        Who the hell bought the old Avalon?

        • Bash

          Good point. But the new one is so good and highly desirable. But again this sonata looks much better inside out.

      • SpongeBob99Swell

        I will though..

        ..and seriously? What’s the point comparing the Avalon to the Sonata? It’s in a much higher league than it. It’s obvious and no comparison that the Avalon is better in essentially every way overall.

        Compare it to the Camry if you want to make it a comparison…

  • Johnny Dwyer

    Here come the hater’s! Way to make this completely your own Hyundai , hands down the best looking car of its class. The front end is completely a Hyundai design. And if there is some traits of other vehicles with the taillights, you ended making them your own and better looking than the competition. The bottom line is, there are a thousand different headlight, and taillight designs. It’s almost impossible for any car to come out with a fresh look without having similarities to something else. It’s what you do with the design to make it stand out that matters and Hyundai killed it. I have been a Hyundai/genesis/kia owner now since 2001 and wouldn’t own anything else. The only problem I see for the new Sonata is the same I had when owning a Optima. You will see one on the road every 5 minutes as this will be a big selling car. I’m sure my brother will have one by the years end. This car will look fantastic in a dark color.

  • Jason Panamera

    Did Hyundai hire a Whale Shark as a designer ?

  • Knotmyrealname

    Oh how Hyundai is just owning Honda now. There was an article recently in Autoexpress (UK) that mentioned the fact that Hyundai/Kia were nothing in Europe when Honda first started building there, and just look at them now. Honda builds ugly cars and shuts up shop, Hyundai/Kia goes from strength to strength and is selling like crazy.

    This is a lovely car and deserves to do well. Kicks most of the other flaccid mid sized sedan designs out of the park.

    Well done Hyundai, this is what happens when you pay attention to the market and listen to your customers.

    • MarketAndChurch

      Europeans don’t buy midsize or large sedans though… I think the only midsize or large sedan in the top-10 best selling cars in Europe was the Skoda Octavia, and even that car is not a top-5 seller. The only other mid to large sedan in the top20 is from Peugeot. Not even the Passat cracks the top20. Mid-to-large sedans has always been more of an American thing, and though it’s dying in the US, I think it remains popular in many Asian countries. This sedan isn’t really meant for Europe, and Hyundai’s current success in Europe, and Honda’s future success on the continent rides on the success of their smaller cars, hatchbacks, and suv offerings.

      • Knotmyrealname

        I’m not really talking mid-sized sedans. I’m talking about H/K going from strength to strength because they are producing vehicles with reliability and designs that appeal to people rather than Honda assuming people will buy ‘ugly yet reliable’.

  • Dude

    Wow that is way better than I was expecting. Though I still don’t like the rear. The yellow color makes the rear look better but in general those tail lights looks less classy and modern compared to the current version. Every other angle of the exterior is great though. The interior is also great but there are some things that could be better.

  • Might be the first good looking Hyundai. Not fan of the chrome stripe on the hood. And in this Yellow, very VW Arteon.

    • MarketAndChurch

      It’s an Arteon for the masses, or a poor-man’s Arteon. Hyundai-Kia = the democratization of designs that have been mostly enjoyed – until recently – by those with deeper pockets.

  • T2X

    Omg, this Sonata looks Inside like a Copy of the new BMW. The Tail Part looks really fail! Where’s the exhaust System / Diffuser?

  • T2X

    Omg, this Sonata looks Inside like a Copy of the new BMW. The Tail Part looks really fail! Where’s the exhaust System / Diffuser? And the front looks like the pirates Whitebeard from OnePiece!

    • Why TF would you want to have a diffusor and an exposed exhaust on a car like this? It’s not a sports car.

      • Leconte Dave

        The turbo version will probably have the exposed exauexh

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  • StrangerGP

    I’m not convinced about the rear lights (don’t like them on the Civic either), but the rest is very nice.

    • baofe

      I wonder if you can swap out the main rear taillight housing with a Civic one and vise versa. (joking)

    • Sybill Julian

      nailed it bro

  • Craig

    I love it! I’ve been looking at the photos for quite some time. [Hours and hours! lol j/k] I love the chrome strip/DRL’s on the hood. It’s become a Sonata detail [the chrome strip part anyway] having been on Sonata’s since 2011. As for the interior… it’s nice. But familiar. A lot of cars share that look.

  • Marwan Abdul Hak

    When the cars will stop getting bigger these days??

    • baofe

      Some cars are actually getting smaller and lighter. But I fully get why the Sonata (sedans in general) have to grow. SUVs/CUVs are all the rage now so sedans have to adopt a more practical and stylized form to be able to compete.

      • Marwan Abdul Hak

        The problem that it affects the driving dynamics not to mension parking spaces. Its the market pressure of non enthusiastic crowd who check the boot size more than the design and the power. On all cases i respect Honda which decreased the size of the Accord in 2 consecutive generations

    • Honda NSX-R

      The new Supra got smaller 😛

    • MarketAndChurch

      They probably want to retain car buyers who would prefer the utility/space an SUV offers. They also see holes left behind in unprofitable sectors of the car market, such as big-sedans, and want a chunk of whatever remains of that pie that both car makers and car buyers are abandoning.

  • Yishay

    Not bad

  • WalthamDan

    I’m really surprised by all the positive comments on here. I just do not see anything attractive at all with the front or rear designs. The midsection is fine, but that can be said for most sedans. I’m looking forward to seeing what Kia will do to the Optima.

    • charlotteharry57

      Test mules of the Optima have been out and about for months. That comes a year from now. Hyundai cleverly hid the Sonata, but the Optima is clearly an Optima and not at all as radical a departure as this thing.

  • dumblikeyou2

    Wow, Hyundai just one-up’d Cadillac’s eyebrow look, and at the same time made a better looking Lincoln MKZ.

  • 31/12/2999

    Today the three leaders are Optima, Sonata, and Mazda 6. They are not fighting anymore with Camry and Accord, they are in another big league.

    • charlotteharry57

      But it doesn’t matter one bit, because we all know who wins the sales race.

  • klowik

    this looks awful…I still hate the ambiguous shape of that grille..and that line across that cut the front in half just looks bad…it’s not artistic at all…I think the design is now controlled by the Korean now.

  • Sybill Julian

    this is cooler tho

  • ksegg

    FFS, four door saloons are NOT coupes. It’s like the biggest marketing scam of the century trying to call a sedan a coupe.

    • MarkoS

      Welcome to 2019.

      • ksegg

        More like welcome to 2007 when this whole thing started, and should have stopped years ago.

        • Subi-Rubicon1

          I’ve always wondered why not simply call a fast back instead of coupe?

  • atomiccow

    As someone who didn’t buy the Stinger out of appreciation for its powertrain, had this announcement come out a year earlier, I think this Sonata would have legitimately made me hold off buying so I could wait to test it.

    I didn’t even like the Le Fil Rouge concept when it came out, but Hyundai has really translated it to production well. I’m amazed. I only wish that Hyundai didn’t go with digital guages only on this.

  • Harry_Wild

    Looks fabulous! Looks Like Maserati Ghibli!

  • charlotteharry57

    Now that I’ve had a chance to digest all this, and the Press Release, I basically like it, with a few misgivings:
    1. It’s NOWHERE near as daring in design as the 2011 was, from a departure standpoint. Undecided on the rear end. Kinda Malibu-ish, with Civic taillights. Trunk volume looks to be WAY down, which reduces its usefulness.
    2. Aside from the unique lighting and the Digital Key, it’s basically all derivative of other vehicles. Typical Hyundai.
    3. I too, am not happy with the constant size increases of midsize cars. No we know why large cars are going the way of the dinosaur. In an over-congested city like Charlotte, the last thing I need is more length. Unless I cave and get a compact CUV next, it’ll have to be a compact car. Here’s to hoping THEY grow a bit, too.

  • Bill Nguyen

    Looks so much better than the spy pics! Just goes to show you, spy pics are meaningless 😂

  • Timo

    It looks great, didn’t expect that after the spy shots! I hope it comes to europe and replaces the old i40…

  • MikeinDenver

    I know English is hard but coupes have two doors. It is right in the definition. Quit calling things something they aren’t.

    • MarkoS

      Welcome to 2019. The definitions have changed.

      • MikeinDenver

        Except they have not. Still the same definition.

    • Jay

      You make us Americans look ignorant. The proper way to pronounce Coupe is Coupé. Coupe is not an English word. Its a French word which came from a word that means cut.

      By definition, in terms of car designers, the coupe is more likely referencing the cut from the back of the car. When you have a coupe, you can get this cut design.

  • TB

    OK…gotta say this is a good looking car…well done Hyundai! That said…not sure about the back end tail lights or the chrome trim from the headlight casings thru the hood. Gotta take that in a bit but overall I think it looks great!

    • Marc Gruben

      If you watch the video, it appears the chrome hood spars have LED’s integrated into them and they transition into pure LED’s below the headlights. Very clever design, first time I’ve ever seen this. I like it!

      • TB

        Ooooh….didn’t check the video…will do so now…that does sound pretty cool!

        • TB

          OK just checked out the vid….pretty cool! Will be interesting to see it up close!

      • Liam Paul

        it says that in the story too

  • Liam Paul

    It’s moved up again in size, it’s basically the hyundai Azera and Sonata as One car, I like it a lot, both exterior and interior are well done, kinda plush looking to be honest. I know not everyone will like it but me, I like it and I think Hyundai did a very good job , now I wonder what the engines will be, I read there is a N version coming out as well. I wonder if Hyundai move the sonata upmarket a little to keep the buyers of the Azera which Ironically will hurt Genesis IMO if the ride is improved on.

  • Archknight77

    I wonder if anyone realized you’re looking at the Korean version. The US spec car is likely to have a few changes, especially out back where there are sure to be exposed exhaust on the higher trims.

  • designer_dick

    Well, it’s certainly distinctive, I’ll give it that much. The only really questionable element for me is the rear end – I think it would look better if the light bar connected the rear lights at the top, following the shape of the trunk lid, rather than at the bottom.

  • MarkoS

    This is really quite nice for the segment. My question is if H/K has address their new car smell? The last couple I drove, it was hideous.

  • Cool guy

    TURD!!!!!

    • Cool guy

      MANAGER LEE MADE TURD!!!!

  • Kash

    I’m down for these DRL’s. I like the fact that Hyundai/Genesis is taking the risk on these unique DRL designs. I’m curious to see what Kia does with theirs next.

  • Kaido Alex

    Is this on the same platform as the Genesis G70 and Kia Stinger GT?

    • baofe

      Doubt it. Most likely going to be on a fwd architecture

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      No, this is FWD.

      • bd0007

        AWD, however, is a possibility.

  • Vangelis Goulis

    I think it is about time they just stopped stealing design queues

    • TrvisXX

      name 1 company that DOESN’T steal designs… I’m waiting

      • Vangelis Goulis

        Merc

        • TrvisXX

          the new gls has the back of the x7

  • ibejmebaby

    Looks like the current Lexus ES350 from the mirror back….with the hood from an Audi A5. As usual, Hyundai takes decent design cues from other car manufacturers and adds their over styled touches. Nice approach but just too many chinchy marks.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Hmmm not bad styling wise. Wonder how well the digital key will work out for this car

  • Honda NSX-R

    Maybe they’ll go that route for the flagship 🤷‍♂️

    • Bash

      great Idea, The Azera!

  • sidewaysspin

    It’s like a sub-par audi designwise, it’s also a combination of elements from other brands like volvo, honda, and bmw for the inside, and that grille asian brands don’t have a clue on how to make a stylish audi-type grille. You can forgive it all if it’s very cheap and reliable though.

  • Joe E

    The strakes on the taillights may be functional, but to me look cheesy and very “nineties Pontiac.”

    In fact, it’s interesting to note that as manufactuers make sedans more style-driven, they are all resorting to cheesy, tacky, over-the-top styling queues that would make Pontiac blush. I’m specifically thinking Camry, Civic, and the rear end of this Elantra. It’s embarrassing.

    Still, just based off comments on this post, way more excitement / buzz about this car than the new 3-series!

  • DM

    I like it. It looks very “korean”, not trying to mimic Honda or Toyota designs.

    • SetNick

      Have to give it to them, they are changing the automotive landscape. As all the other brands increase price points, the Korean brands are coming in and taking the business everyone else just left on the table.🤷‍♂️ And the vehicles are good.

      • DM

        Too many transmission related issues and recalls. They need to step it up and realize that now people won’t just buy their products because of the brand.

        • SetNick

          I think in a strange way they are by their warranty. They probably calculated it’s cheaper to fix and offer a highly discounted trade-in package.

    • ErnieB

      And that is a great thing.. the Japanese have lost their way.. plus these Korean cars are just, if not more, reliable.

      • DM

        Totally agree. These days Hyundai/Kia’s quality is on par if not superior to Toyota/Honda/Nissan. Where I live you see brand new Kias and Hyundais on every corner.

  • TheHake

    Damn good looking car. Pity we won’t get it.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Not a fan of the headlights, or the relationship it has with the grille. It began with Audi and their new A8. Everyone, from Ford to Mercedes slant the inner ledge of their headlamps aggressively, and it’s getting really boring if everyone does the same thing. The only redeeming quality of the headlamps is that it is pushing a trend that Kia and Hyundai are trying to popularize, and that is a return to large headlamps. But the overall shape of this headlamps irks/annoys me for some reason lol. If you like it, that’s great, and I can live with it, but I can’t help but feel an opportunity was lost here.

    Other than that I commend Hyundai for trying something new, and there’s still a lot to this car that I like/enjoy. I really hope this car does well.

  • That YouTube video was an Apple ad if ever I saw one!

  • Bash

    Stunning indeed. I agree with everybody.

  • enthusiast11

    The rearlights look undoubtedly like the Civic’s.

  • Harry_Wild

    Looks very Italian luxury like design in the new Sonata! Just want I wanted too maybe a lift back trunk would even made it better. Fabulous looking in and out! Holding out for the “N” version.

  • Stephen G

    At first glance it looks very nice. Then you get a better look at the rear end and it’s over. The body sculpture on the rear quarter is not good. The whole rear is just a little messy. The interior is pleasant enough and looks a bit upscale. Sorry, but I’m not a fan of any electronic display.

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    • ksegg

      Okay this is bad, at first glance I thought this WAS the new Sonata, before seeing the VW badge.

      We’ve come to a point where every sedan/SUV/coupe is starting to look similar because auto manufacturer’s think it’s a fantastic idea to copy each other’s design cues to try to steal customers from each other.

      XD

      • KidRed

        Actually, the Sonata looks way closer to the Genesis G70 then it does the the VW.

    • Danny Boy

      Looks better than this!

  • Ben

    Wow! Very nice! I know Hyundai/Kia have been taking hits from the public in terms of their designs going too conservative. This should reinvigorate buyers.

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    Absolutley HIDEOUS

  • Mike Gonzalez

    proportions are completely off and has so many design cues that scream tacky… like the steering wheel, the chrome lines on the hood continuing the LED daylights… and don’t get me started on the trunk…

  • TheBelltower

    I can’t get into this. Interesting details. But it didn’t come together in an elegant way.

  • klowik

    The styling looks exactly where Hyundai was in the 90s. I hope it’s only for Korea only!! It won’t sell and will be another failure.

  • MonkeyRider
    • no25

      yeah, this more live photo makes it look horrible.

      • Tobias Schreyer

        I think it looks very good!

        • Danny Boy

          Damn good!!!!

    • Jason R.

      Ohh render vs reality I needed this real image!! thank you!

      • Alduin

        Looks like a fish.

  • KidRed

    They nailed everything except the cheap, tacky Civic tailights with the tiny aero fins on the rear end.

    • bd0007

      Look better than the CIvic’s lights, esp. lit up.

  • JRP

    I love the headlights!

  • Danny Boy

    Pat on the back for being daring Hyundai! Just what the market needs, exciting, hopefully fun to drive, and something that you want to be seen in!!! This thing is dope I say, dope!
    This is how you make buyers think twice before buying an SUV POS!
    Great job Hyundai!

  • Alduin

    This makes the Accord look like dogsh|t which the current Accord is. This also isn’t a coupe,coupes have 2 doors.

  • Bash

    It’s gorgeous for sure. Except that one small detail, that egg shaped steering wheel center, I think the stinger did it better with the round shape.

  • Bespin

    Hyundais go forever Time to treat myself to a 2020, eat it haters. Hyundai/Kia/Genesis may save sedans

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Hmmmm.

    Hopefully the Harmon relationship continues for the rest of its lineup since they’re really good. The Lexicon audio in Genesis products is truly amazing.

  • IF YOU LOOK AT THE LIGHT SIGNITURE IT GOES UP THE HOOD AND THEN IT BECOMES TRIM. AN ODD CHOICE, I HOPE IT LOOKS BETTER IN PERSON.

  • AMERICANS DID TOO UNTIL MERCEDES PUSHED THE TERM. IT’S EVEN WORSE WHEN IT’S USED TO DESCRIBE A FOUR DOOR SUV.

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