New Hyundai Sonata 1.6 Turbo Joins Bespoke Veloster N In Seoul

Hyundai’s all-new Sonata 1.6 Turbo will make its public debut at the 2019 Seoul Motor Show this weekend, alongside a new range of ‘N Performance’ parts that are set to launch next year.

The Sonata 1.6 Turbo is powered by a 180 HP (182 PS) Smart Stream G1.6 T-GDI gasoline engine, working alongside an eight-speed automatic transmission. In order to reflect its sporty demeanor, Hyundai also gave the Sonata 1.6 Turbo a few styling design enhancements for the exterior.

For example, the car features the Korean automaker’s first ‘Parametric Jewel’ grille, which is meant to accentuate the new Sonata’s bold stance. Then there are the air ducts positioned underneath the headlights, the unique wing-shaped rear spoiler, an exclusive rear bumper and twin-tip exhaust mufflers.

Keep an eye out for the Veloster

Also on display will be a Veloster N model equipped with no fewer than 45 ‘N Performance’ parts, which are set for official release in late 2019. Included are 14 driving performance parts, such as lightweight forged wheels, larger brake calipers and brake pads, a high-performance suspension system, and high-performance tires. Then there are the 11 styling parts, which include the real carbon fiber side skirt, diffuser and rear wing spoiler.

As for the interior, Alcantara and real carbon fiber inserts have been applied to 20 different parts, such as the sport bucket seats, steering wheel, parking brake, all the pillars, headlining and dashboard. This Veloster is finished in matte grey, with a yellow front splitter and mirror covers.

Hyundai’s Seoul booth will also feature a ‘NEXO Village’ and a ‘PLAY HYUNDAI’ exhibition concept, where visitors will be able to interact with the Hyundai brand and its products. Meanwhile, technologies such as the Digital Key, Built-in Cam, Voice Recognition Assistance Service and Passenger Comfort Seat will be on display as well.

more photos...
  • charlotteharry57

    What a relief that Hyundai finally came to its senses and is ditching the 7-speed DCT with the 1.6T.

  • Danny Boy

    Man, this is a good looking care! Gone then Hyundai. …..
    Just fit it with larger wheel/tire pack.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    europe is still stuck with 2012 sonata even in 2019

  • Marc Gruben

    Can we stop with the overuse of the word “bespoke”?

Hot Rods And Electric Motors Are A Match Made In Heaven

Although huge V8s used to be synonymous with the genre, the times, they are a changin.

Here’s What It’s Like To Own The Nissan Leaf For A Year

The long-term test reveals the ups and downs of actual Leaf ownership.

Next-Gen Kia Optima To Have A Progressive Design With A Strong Identity

The upcoming Optima probably will be more conservative than the new Hyundai Sonata.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe: Should You Cancel That Bimmer X6?

Was the Cayenne Coupe worth the wait? Yes, it was – and then some .

Check Out The Fun Exterior Colors Of The Hyundai Venue

Sales of the Hyundai Venue in the United States will commence later this year.

Can The Audi Q8 Make A Statement Among Other SUV Coupes?

If comfort is what tickles your fancy, then the Q8 is apparently the one to go for.

All-New Opel Corsa Gets Dressed In GSi Suit, Tries On An OPC Tux, Too

Apart from the usual versions, the brand new Corsa will also come in warm and hot hatch guise as well.

The Airbus Alpha Two Is The Company’s Flying Taxi Future

The Airbus Alpha Two has completed a number of test flights and hit 170 km/h.

Audi Considering An All-Electric A8, Decision Still Pending

What’s next? Electric BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class? Quite possibly, yes.

What If The Aston Martin DB11’s Replacement Were An Edgy Shooting Brake?

The DB12, as we expect it will be named, will undoubtedly be a very high-tech product.