New 2024 Hyundai Sonata Revs Up Midsize Sedan Segment with its sporty design

  • New design embodies ‘The Sportiness’ with a long hood and wide front-end layout that integrates a Seamless Horizon Lamp for a more aggressive image
  • With its driver-centric interior layout, the eighth-generation SONATA implements a future mobility sensibility with delicate high-tech details
  • For the first time in a Hyundai model, The new SONATA implements a curved display that combines driver information clusters and the infotainment system
  • The new SONATA’s aero-friendly exterior design improves fuel efficiency and stability during high-speed driving compared with other midsize sedans
  • The redesigned sport sedan to be available in standard and N Line variants

Hyundai Motor Company revealed the design of the new SONATA, with a new badge for the eighth-generation midsize sedan that heralds its sportiest design ever.

Through more than a simple facelift, the new SONATA revolutionizes the old SONATA’s image, launched in 2019, and is reborn as a dynamic, progressive new model with low-slung, elegant proportions, more aggressive styling and future-oriented technology.

The new SONATA presents a fresh take on the four-door coupe that captures the essence of Hyundai Motor’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design philosophy.

Exterior design embodies ‘The Sportiness’

SONATA accentuates its distinctive image with an N Line-based exterior design that conveys sports coupe style with a long hood, low front-end and fastback roof line.

SONATA’s low-slung exterior exemplifies progressive automotive design and embodies ‘The Sportiness’ with a horizontal front-end layout that integrates Hyundai’s signature Seamless Horizon Lamp, hidden headlamps, wide grille and air intake for a more dynamic and aggressive appearance. The Seamless Horizon Lamp and wide-set, hidden headlamps create a dramatic lighting effect, emphasizing the vehicle’s wide stance while adding a futuristic touch.

The dynamic design is emphasized by the contrast between sharp, linear elements and clean, supple surfaces. The black garnish along the bottom of the body rises towards the rear, giving SONATA a strong character.

At the rear, the new H-lights further emphasize SONATA’s high-tech image and wide stance. The swooping spoiler-shaped trunk lid and muffler-shaped rear garnish on the standard model reinforce the impression of a high-performance sports sedan while the addition of a rear spoiler and dual twin-tip mufflers along with exclusive 19-inch wheels on the N Line further amplify that image.

Interior design implements a future mobility sensibility

The new SONATA’s interior boasts a driver-centric layout that matches its sportier exterior image while implementing a future mobility sensibility with delicate high-tech details in support of modern lifestyles.

For the first time in a Hyundai model, SONATA has a panoramic curved display that combines both 12.3-inch driver information clusters and 12.3-inch AVN infotainment system in a modern and simple dashboard layout that emphasizes the horizontal lines and expanded sense of space. The touch-type climate control unit applied to the instrument panel boosts the high-tech vibe.

The interior has undergone significant upgrades for an improved passenger experience with tasteful interior color combinations to enhance the sense of sportiness and premium character simultaneously.

SONATA’s interior ‘floating’ theme creates a futuristic mood. The application of a column-type shift-by-wire controller behind the steering wheel creates more space in the center console area. The center console is further enhanced by the palm rest that provides more comfort for the driver by extending the armrest to lean up to the palm of the hand. The large size cup holder and tray provide additional convenience.

N Line’s unique blend of design and sporty flair

As sporty as the new SONATA is overall, the N Line turns up the volume with even more dynamic style. The enlarged front bumper grille area, exclusive 19-inch wheels and rear spoiler express bold attitude, while the dual twin-tip mufflers amplify SONATA’s innate sportiness.

Inside, red-accented stitching and cross-metal patterned garnishes reinforce the image of a dynamic sports sedan. N Line is available with exclusive features, such as Active Sound Design, Launch Control, N Powershift and Rev Matching, when selecting the gasoline 2.5 turbo engine.

Colors and materials that express personal style

SONATA’s representative exterior color is reminiscent of the slick, high-tech look of a state-of-the-art aircraft. In particular, the Aero Silver color (Matte/Metallic) contains a bright and clean metallic pigment that changes warmth and coolness depending on the light. Additional exterior hues include Abyss Black Pearl, Serenity White Pearl, Atlas White, Nocturne Gray (Matte/Metallic, Transmission Blue Pearl, Biophilic Blue Pearl, Ultimate Red Metallic, Cream Beige and Curated Silver Metallic. 

The interior is trimmed in a choice of black, dark gray and greige two-tone, dark gray and camel two-tone, dark gray and navy two-tone and dark gray with red stitching and N Line red paint (N Line only).

Modern, light fabric colors and supple leathers provide a comfortable environment for driver and passengers alike.

Expanded high-tech and digital specs with OTA software updates for next-level experience

The new SONATA elevates the user experience with a variety of purposeful technologies and features.

To start with, the new SONATA can be locked, unlocked and started through the Digital Key 2, using near-field communication (NFC), Bluetooth low energy (BLE) and ultra-wide band (UWB) protocols on smartphones or smart watches (Android and iOS), which assures a high level of security. 

The panoramic curved display, in which 12.3-inch driver information cluster is integrated into the 12.3-inch audio-video navigation (AVN) system to give drivers an immersive digital experience. Likewise, the head-up display (HUD) shows the most relevant information for drivers as a 12-inch projection on the windshield, allowing them to process information quickly while keeping their attention on the road ahead.

The improved 12-speaker Bose Premium Sound System with new CenterPoint 360 technology has been tuned by Bose engineers to deliver a rich and immersive listening experience in every seat. 

SONATA also boasts a first-in-class power trunk for added convenience and luxury.

The new model takes convenience to the next level with continuous Over-the-Air (OTA) software updates, allowing car owners to save on cost and have their cars maintained with the latest software, providing an upgradable experience.

Proactive safety features for a bold and relaxed driving experience

The new SONATA is well-appointed with an array of driver assistance and safety features to provide a comfortable driving experience while reducing user involvement.

It is equipped with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 1.5 (FCA 1.5), Rear Cross-traffic Collision-avoidance Assist (RCCA), Blind-spot Collision Assist (BCA), Safe Exit Warning (SEW), Safe Exit Assist (SEA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G) and Navigation based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) and Highway Driving  Assist (HDA), to help relieve driver stress and provide a more comfortable driving experience.

The newly applied Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) enables the user to park the vehicle and exit parking spots by remotely reversing and forwarding with the smart key from outside the vehicle.

Rear Occupant Alert determines whether an infant is left unattended in the vehicle and provides a notification to prevent safety accidents.

The new SONATA’s design and engineering upgrades include increased driving stability and strengthened side collision protection through the application of a crash energy distribution structure. The new model also boasts best-in-class braking performance and braking distance.

SONATA has further improved NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) performance — with body reinforcements and a change of steering wheel material. 

Powertrains that deliver improved performance and fuel efficiency

The new SONATA delivers improved powertrain performance and fuel efficiency compared to previous models with quietness and driving stability to provide a more refined, satisfying driving experience.

The lineup includes a gasoline-powered 2.5L engine, 2.5L turbo engine and 2.0L hybrid electric (HEV). The 2.5L turbo was developed especially for the N Line. 

The HEV model is equipped with e-Motion Drive, which enables a smooth and comfortable driving experience in various driving conditions, and for the first time, it has a paddle shifter and regenerative braking mode to further increase fuel efficiency.

The new SONATA’s aero-friendly design improves fuel efficiency and stability during high-speed driving. It provides excellent aerodynamic performance with an air resistance.


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