2020 Hyundai Sonata: the most expensive car from this Korean automaker

20/09/2019

2020 Hyundai Sonata is the most expensive car in this category by the Korean automaker. Its modern features make it worth every penny. Check it out for yourself!

Hyundai’s mid-sized sedan makes a grand entrance in its eighth generation with the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. And by all standards, this design is the most expensive to come from the Korean automaker.

Despite speculations that SUVs and Crossovers are gradually falling off the radar of the mid-sized sedan segment, Hyundai is optimistic that sedans aren’t only worth building but have the potentials to rake in high sales.

Hyundai Sonata takes the mantra that first impressions matter to heart. At first sight, you are mesmerized by its bold, striking and energetic look. These adjectives aren’t by accident. According to the SangYup Lee, Head of Design at Hyundai, they are intentional.

“This is a slowing segment, and do we go the way of the Detroit Three, begin to eliminate [sedans], and go towards an all-SUV direction? We decided against that, to go bolder on sedans, we think there’s always a place for them,”

1. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata exudes a high-dollar pedigree

The front view of the car reminds you of the Aston Martin. It boasts of grand proportions that accentuate its various elements, stretching it up to two inches in comparison to the current gen. Some interesting flourishes are hard to miss. The first is a fine visual trick that extends the chrome strip through the hood sides from the headlights. The lights come on when the car is in motion, creating an attractive look especially when viewed from the rear mirror. The taillights aero-pins are fancier than anything currently offered in this segment.

The automaker refers to this model as Sensual Sportness – a title that’s just perfect, given the nature of the car.

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The 2020 Hyundai Sonata presents clear visual upgrades

  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata is made for the younger buyer

Every car has a specific market segment. In this light, Lee is very much aware that not all buyers will find the Sonata attractive. But he’s of the opinion that, if there’s any potential for the model, it should be able to command the attention of younger buyers, or better still, command a second look from people who ordinarily wouldn’t look at it the first time.

When you have a closer look at the car’s functionality and see it cruising on the road, you get to realize that it’s the highest premium car in its category of sedans. The only brand that competes against it in that aspect is the Mazda 6.

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With sporty and dynamic look, 2020 Hyundai Sonata is aimed for younger generations

  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata Pricing

The vehicle which will be on the market much later in the year is estimated to cost between $24,000 (~N8.6 million) and $35,000 (~N12.6 million).

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2. 2020 Hyundai Sonata’s interior: Too premium for a car in this category

Once inside, you enjoy unbeatable comfort in its modern interior design. 2020 Hyundai Sonata is clean, classy and cohesive. It offers users an upper-hand user-friendly 12.3 inch infotainment system in its driver-centric cockpit.

Its steering wheel is of a new design. It has piano-black finishing, faux leather, chrome and slim air vents that blend well with its Nappa leather seats. Hard plastic is the instruments which the center console is made of, but it looks less premium than other parts of the cabin. There are more details of the car that one wouldn’t expect in a car in such a price category. Users’ fingers are bound to sink into its cushy headliner. Its rear seats stitching have the attractive look synonymous with high-end luxury vehicles.

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The luxury comfort in this cabin deserves a much higher price

The current shift lever is replaced with console-mounted push buttons. There’s also more storage space for storage nooks that are large. Normal-sized occupants get to enjoy adequate legroom and headroom for comfort while in the car. Its chrome-trimmed door handles complement the exterior, and provide a little gap for you to shut the door properly.

3. 2020 Hyundai Sonata Performance & Features

Acceleration of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is on point with great braking to go with it. There’s continental rubber on the tires to keep them safe. Hyundai made an effort to keep the car noise minimal, but one can’t help but notice noise and vibration in the car when driven on high speed on the highway.

It provides ear signaling with the use of blind spot camera. By flipping the indicator to any directions of your choice, you make the speedometer and tachometer to give you a live feed of the direction’s side blind spot. With this, the driver can be on the lookout for traffic.

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Despite the carmaker's attempt to get rid of noises, you can feel it while driving but just minimal

  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata Safety content

With the presence of an automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control as well as a clever lane-follow system assist, passengers’ safety is prioritized while in the car. These reduce the stress of highway driving for drivers. Although this isn’t advisable, the car system has the ability to manage short time driving duties. The system automatically controls the car if your hands are away for about 25 seconds, and then the computer will ask you to resume control.

  • Features of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata

Features of this latest 2020 Hyundai Sonata include the following:

- 158 Horsepower / 145 Pound-Feet Output

- 2.0-Liter Four-Cylinder Engine

- Front-Wheel Drive

- Six-Speed Automatic

- 158 Horsepower

- 145 Pound-feet of Torque

- 12-volt 180-watt plug

>>> This car is equipped with impressive functions, check details at: Amazing features of the upcoming mid-size sedan 2020 Hyundai Sonata!

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Here's how it looks inside a coffee brown 2020 Hyundai Sonata!

4. Conclusion

Not much to say if you have read all above analysis about 2020 Hyundai Sonata. This car is worth buying though its price may be a bit higher than other Hyundai models. However, compared to other car brands which present similar luxury cabin, your money is totally well spent in this Sonata.

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Chris Odogwu

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