For 2018, the Hyundai Sonata features a new exterior design, an impressive list of standard safety features and a new eight-speed automatic transmission in 2.0T models.
Created at Hyundai’s California Design Studio and assembled at Hyundai’s manufacturing facility in Montgomery, Alabama, the 2018 Sonata builds on the model’s strong legacy. Distinctive new exterior styling transforms Sonata’s visual signature.
The dramatic new appearance is highlighted by Hyundai’s bold new “cascading grille” in front and an all-new rear with more prominent branding and relocation of the license plate in the bumper.
New sheet metal for the sculpted hood, front fenders, and trunk makes the dynamic new look possible.
In addition, redesigned alloy wheels (16, 17, and 18-inch) and distinctive illumination from vertical LED DRLs, LED headlights, and LED taillights further highlight the assertive and advanced exterior design.
Inside, the renewed center stack and instrument panel now create more visual dimension and add a premium feel to echo the exterior’s eye-catching new looks.
Changes in the cabin include a sporty three-spoke steering wheel and piano-key buttons for the audio and HVAC controls, while the standard seven-inch color display audio system is prominently displayed.
The top-of-the-line 2.0T engine is mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission, which adds ratio range at both the top and bottom for improved performance and efficiency.
All 2.0-litre turbo Sonatas ride on 18-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin tires.
All 2018 Sonatas are equipped with a standard seven-inch color display audio touchscreen with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
Models equipped with Blue Link Telematics get three years of complimentary Connected Care and Remote services; including the ability to activate many of the features using the Amazon Echo and Google Home virtual assistants.