Report: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Renderings and Info Released

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Report: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Renderings and Info Released

Please pretend for a moment that you didn’t already see our article on the leaked images of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Now take a look at these renderings of the upcoming sedan.

Sure they look cool. Renderings always do. What’s nice to know is that now that we have seen real images we know that when Hyundai finally does officially take the wraps off the 2011 Sonata we won’t be disappointed. The car is indeed a sculpted work of art, aimed at luring away Camry and Accord customers with its sexy four-door coupe profile.

Along with these two renderings, Hyundai did give us a tiny bit of info on the new Sonata. Some standard and available items include a push button ignition, paddle shifters and a panorama roof.

Hyundai also confirmed a new 2.0-liter engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, which will deliver 30 mpg.

GALLERY: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Renderings

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GALLERY: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Photos

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Official:

Hyundai Motor Begins to Take Pre-launch Orders for YF (Sonata)

(Sept. 1, 2009) Hyundai Motor Company is ready to start taking orders tomorrow for its all-new Sonata, codenamed YF, ahead of the car’s official launch Sept 10th in the Korea domestic market.  In replacing the NF Sonata which was launched in Sept. 2004, Hyundai decided to retain the Sonata name as the mid-size car has been Korea’s perennial best-seller.

The new Sonata is fitted with a 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers gratifying performance through its 2-liter Theta II gasoline engine.  Delivering 12.8 kilometers per liter, it achieves the highest fuel economy in its segment.  In addition, safety has been upgraded with Vehicle Dynamic Control now supplied as a standard feature. *VDC : Improves the safety of a vehicle’s stability by detecting and minimizing skids.

The overall comfort has been enhanced through a variety of new technologies and premium specifications such as a panoramic sunroof, gear shift paddles attached to the steering wheel, and a push-button starting system.

The rendering preview features coupe like body style and exudes a dynamic image. The front side communicates an image of strength through a wide radiator grill and sharp-edged headlamp.

The flowing coupe-like lines of the new Sonata eloquently express Hyundai’s “fluidic sculpture” design language, a new design direction that will play a pivotal role in enhancing the brand.  Hyundai is confident that the new Sonata, equipped with the company’s latest technologies, will continue the long string of successes earned by Sonata over the years.

Since the launch of the very first generation Sonata in October 1985 in Korea, 4.45 million units of Sonata have been sold worldwide.  In 2004, Sonata earned the highest ranking in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Survey in the Entry Midsize Car category.

  • Don Casebier

    You said in this article that Hyundai was ready to start taking preorders on the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. I am ready to preorder, so how do I go about doing that? Whom do I contact? Our local Hyundai dealer doesn’t have that info. In fact our local [ Chico Ca.] hasn’t even received any 2010 Sonatas yet. The newest they have on the lot is the 2009. This is also true for the Roseville Ca. dealer and the Medford Ore. dealer. Please share your info with me. Alady from Hyundai Motor America called me today and she said it would probably be July or August,2010 before I could buy the 2011 Sonata.

  • Driver

    Hyundai’s taking preorders for Korean market, not for the US market.

    The US market launch is due by spring of next year.

  • Don Casebier

    ok, thanks. That makes sense but sure wish it was here. Great looking car and has all the extras I want as well as great safety features.I understand Hyundai’s Alabama plant is to start production on the 2011 Sonata in December of 2009.

  • Don Casebier

    Things change. Production on the 2011 sonata will start sometime in early December of 09 [ next month ]. The production of the new 2.4GDI engine starts this week and all in Montgomery Ala.

  • Pam

    I love my 2011 Hyundai Sonata!!! I bought it 3 days ago, and it is so much fun to drive!