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The model year update involves enhanced equipment and subtle styling revisions.

2014 Hyundai Sonata South Korea

The Hyundai Sonata received a minor facelift in select markets including South Korea and Malaysia a few months ago.

The Hyundai Sonata recently received a minor facelift in international markets like Malaysia, Brazil and South Korea. After seeing new spyshots that have come in from Korea, it seems that Hyundai has further updates to show on the Korean superstar. The cuts on the radiator slats are different. The image of the current South Korean model is added for your reference. Compare the grill design. Here are...

Hyundai Sonata at Delhi Auto Expo 2012

The prior generation Hyundai Sonata has nothing in common with the current generation model. This drastic departure will not be the case when the current model shifts to the next generation in 2014.

2014 Hyundai Sonata facelift in Malaysia front2014 Hyundai Sonata facelift changes

Paultan.org reports that a mildly refreshed Sonata has been sneaked into the Malaysian market. We use the word ‘sneaked’ because Hyundai Malaysia have not yet made any official announcement on this refresh, yet a newspaper advertisement featuring the same has popped its way into the scene.

If you were not aware that Hyundai has launched the all new Sonata in India, we don’t blame you. The recent product onslaught coupled with an ‘only petrol engine’ strategy may have out-posed the few Sonatas that have hit Indian roads.

Hyundai Sonata Sport frontHyundai Sonata Sport rear

Essentially, Hyundai India did not learn a single lesson from Maruti Suzuki’s Kizashi failure and walked straight into the bear trap.

Hyundai sent out a press release containing details and prices of the Sonata range in India. Hyundai did not conduct a launch, and we assume the Auto Expo unveiling was the reason. The Sonata is available only with a 2.4-liter gasoline direct injected petrol paired to manual and automatic transmissions. There is no diesel option, and we’re not sure if Hyundai is considering one for the future.

Hyundai Sonata India

The Sonata manual is priced at Rs 18,52,979 and the automatic transmission sets you back by Rs 20 ,61,272. These prices are for ex-showroom, Delhi.

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Hyundai Sonata IndiaHyundai India has uploaded the brochure, photographs and general information on the new Sonata on its official website. The details provide an in-depth look at the D Segment sedan that was unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo in January.

The Sonata will finally be launched in early March with a 2.4-liter GDI engine producing 201PS and 255Nm. It is paired to either a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic transmission. It stands on 17 inch alloy wheels equipped with disc brakes on all four corners. The Sonata is offered in India in white, silver, brown and black. No we did not miss talking about the diesel engine because there isn’t one.

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Hyundai Sonata front three-quartersHyundai India is all set to re-enter the D segment with their new contender – the all-new Sonata. The Sonata will pick it up from where the old Embera left off. Hyundai’s first Sonata was quite a successful product in the Indian market owing to its Mercedes-looking front fascia. However, the later attempts to revive the Sonata brand were a bit half hearted with the Transform and the Embera.

Now though the Korean car maker has a firm grasp of the workings of the Indian market. The i45 or Sonata was showcased at the Indian Auto Expo to gather feedback from the customers.

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