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
GALLERY: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Photos
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.