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All-New 2015 Hyundai Sonata Makes 'Sketchy' Debut Before Full Reveal Later This Month

By Jacob Brown | March 04, 2014
If you look back at the end of 2010 when the current-generation Hyundai Sonata arrived as a 2011 model, it single-handedly revitalized the midsize sedan segment. No longer could automakers get by with bland vehicles with strong reputations. Hyundai showed that it could deliver four-door coupe-like styling and a ton of amenities for a reasonable amount of money. Now, it's time for an encore. Hyundai has shown its first sketch of the 2015 Sonata, set to arrive in the U.S. before the end of the year. Hyundai says it will be more refined and safer than the outgoing model, with 51 percent of its body made of ultra high-strength steel compared to the 2014 model's 21 percent. It will also use more adhesives, which should make its body stronger yet. With seven airbags, Hyundai says the 2015 Sonata should ace the IIHS's narrow front-overlap crash test. The current model model scored a "Marginal" rating, too low to earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating. The mechanically similar Kia Optima scored an "Acceptable" rating, landing it on the TSP+ list. "Good" is the best rating. More conservative in design, the Korean market was shaken by the first "Fluidic Sculpture" look of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Naturally, Kia, always the little sister, started picking up sales in the staid market. However, the Sonata soared in the U.S., helping Hyundai set many sales records. This new model falls under Hyundai's "Fluidic Sculpture 2.0" design language, which former U.S. Hyundai CEO John Krafcik called "Fluidic Precision." Yes, it's all garble, but that's what we have to sift through. Recently, Hyundai fell out of favor with J.D. Power & Associates in its recent quality survey. This came just months after Hyundai fired its chief quality officer and recently rehired him. Hyundai customers have been more resilient at times--and more patient--with access to a 10-year warranty. The challenge will be whether or not the 2015 Hyundai Sonata will be able to hone in on problems and correct them. We won't know for a while yet, but we will be able to tell you what it looks like when it's revealed later this month and will be able to give you a better in-the-sheetmetal impression when we see it at the New York Auto Show in April. Source: Hyundai
 
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bradstuart2303
bradstuart2303

Hi,
Awesome, All-New 2015 Hyundai Sonata what a look it's really looking good. Anybody can say that what a luxury car I definitely purchase it if I didn't purchase Chevy Silverado purchased two months ago from Mcloughlin Chevy car dealers shop in Oregon.

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