2018 Hyundai Sonata
Safe, Sophisticated and Dare We Say… Sexy?
Sonata’s progressive design approach results in a bolder, more sophisticated exterior, with precise lines and distinctive styling cues. The new Sonata will also continue the model’s strong reputation for performance, with driving dynamics coupled with a comprehensive suite of advanced safety and convenience features.
The bold new styling of Sonata aligns with Hyundai’s evolving design philosophy with precise lines and distinctive styling cues to create an unconventional and eye-catching style. High volume trims receive 17-inch wheels with directional spokes, adding to the sense of purpose. A new, 18-inch alloy wheel design is featured in the 2.0T model.
Further design enhancements have been made for the 2.0T model in Canada. The front receives a sporty mesh radiator grille that is augmented by black bezel headlamps, black DRL surrounds, black lower front bumper and black side mirror casings. Other enhancements for the Turbo model include dark chrome moulding for the lower side body, door handles and rear lamp moulding. The rear diffuser and dual exhaust mufflers are also adorned with chrome, to complete the car’s premium appearance.
New connectivity systems have been added to further the Sonata’s class-leading levels of in-car technology, including an additional USB charge port conveniently positioned on the rear of the centre console. Wireless smartphone charging capability is available, with drivers now able to charge compatible devices simply by placing them in the space at the bottom of the centre console, with no need for intrusive cables. The new Sonata completes its advanced suite of connectivity solutions by providing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as standard. In addition, the 2018 Sonata joins the Elantra GT 5-door as the second vehicle in Canada available with BlueLink, Hyundai’s new telematics system.
BlueLink brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, Local Search powered by Google, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Find My Car and Enhanced Roadside Assistance. BlueLink can be easily accessed from the buttons on the rear-view mirror, the web or via smartphone app.
BlueLink will launch with one complete service package and be complimentary for five years from purchase.
- Automatic Collision Notification and Assistance
- SOS Emergency Assistance
- Enhanced Roadside Assistance
- Monthly Vehicle Health Report
- Maintenance Alerts
- Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification
- BlueLink smartphone app
- On-Demand Diagnostics
- Driving Information
- Remote Start with Climate Control
- Remote Door Lock/Unlock
- Remote Lights/Horn and Lights
- Find My Car via Mobile App
- Local Search powered by Google
New technologies include Lane Departure Warning system with Lane Keep Assist function, as well as High Beam Assist and Adaptive Cornering System that are designed to make driving at night easier and safer. Also notable is Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. These systems have been added for the 2018 model year and join a host of features already available on the Sonata, including Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.