2015 Hyundai Sonata's Interior Angles In on New Look

By Jacob Brown | March 05, 2014
Yesterday, we brought you the first official rendering of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, a car whose styling ditches the swoopy lines of the current model for more staid looks. As we explained yesterday, the styling of the outgoing car has been a huge hit in the U.S., finally elevating Hyundai into the upper echelons of midsize sedan sales. But in Hyundai's Korean home market, traditional Sonata buyers have abandoned the Sonata in droves for the more conservative models offered by Kia, Renault-Samsung, and other domestic automakers.
So Hyundai is toning down the looks of the 2015 Sonata.
Today, we see that Hyundai wasn't satisfied cooling off just the outside of the Sonata. Inside the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, "Fluidic Motion" has given way for a more angular look. While we see some elements of past Korean concept cars like the Hyundai Genesis Blue2, we see a lot of Mercedes-Benz in the interior, too. That's certainly not a bad thing.
While we could wax about the interior design all day, here are some important points we notice: Radio and climate controls will continue to have redundant functions. Hyundai loyalists have no need to worry about everything being integrated into the screen like MyFord Touch. That screen may take up a good chunk of real estate, too. And lastly, an electronic parking brake may be standard equipment, evidenced by the large pull-handle in the center console. Of course, we'll know more by the time the 2015 Hyundai Sonata is shown later this month. In the meantime, check out the concept sketch of the interior and let us know what you think. Source: Hyundai