Breaking News: New Sonata goes on sale at Rs 18.5 lakh : all the details

Hyundai has finally announced the prices of the all-new Sonata. The new Sonata has been priced at Rs 18,52,979 for the manual version while the automatic transmission is priced at Rs 20,61,272, both prices are ex-showroom Delhi. The all new Sonata was launched at the 11th Auto Expo in January this year. HMIL is India’s largest passenger car exporter and the second largest passenger car manufacturer.

“The all new Sonata powered by our GDi engine offers best-in-class features. Competitively priced the Sonata offers a stylish new choice to the premium customer,” Mr. B S Seo, Managing Director and CEO, HMIL said. Post the Sonata’s launch in January this year the company has received a large number of enquiries.

The new Sonata is one of the most awarded cars. In the USA it recently received the ‘2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick’ Award. In 2011 it was feted with prestigious awards like the NHTSA’s ‘5 Star Crash Test Rating’, ‘Best Car to Buy 2011’ and the ‘International Car of the Year’ (ICOTY) awards. It was also the leading car in its segment in Strategic Vision’s 2011 Total Quality Index.

Like HMIL’s recent cars, the Sonata too is crafted on the design philosophy of ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ where contrasting surfaces create a sense of constant motion. This sixth generation Sonata has interesting features like front and rear seat ventilation, front seat warmers, high intensity Xenon head lamps, cruise control, paddle shift, 10-way adjustable power seat with lumbar support and a 4-way power adjustable front co-driver seat.

The new Sonata is high on safety and is equipped with 6 airbags, electronic stability program (ESP) with traction control system (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), rear view camera and smart key with push button start apart from a host of features that enhances the driving experience like the VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) cluster and a X-shaped centre fascia. The super-efficient 2.4 liter GDi petrol engine is mated to 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions. GDi technology results in enhanced performance and fuel efficiency as the high pressure fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber. The engineering excellence is extended to the suspensions by way of having hi-tech ASD (Amplitude Selective Damper) resulting in improved driving comfort.

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