Hyundai Sonata discontinued in India – Report


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Other models being evaluated to replace the car.

Hyundai is reported to have discontinued the Hyundai Sonata in India. The previous gen model that graced Indian showrooms failed to manage any more than 10 units a month in the last six months, says Autocar India.

Hyundai Sonata front three-quarters
The outgoing Hyundai Sonata was launched in 2012.

Hyundai India introduced the Sonata brand way back in the year 2001, followed by the arrival of Sonata Embera in 2005, and a filler Sonata Transform in 2009, before launching the outgoing car in the year 2012.

The company offered the Sonata in petrol (except on Embera and Transform, that had both petrol and diesel engines in the line up), which was one of the reasons for the lack of sales, and its eventual demise.

The next generation Sonata was launched last year internationally, which was not showcased or introduced in India. Subsequently the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid was also unveiled in South Korea and showcased at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year.

2015 Hyundai Sonata front quarter at 2014 Guangzhou Motor Show
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata at the Guangzhou Motor Show 2014.

Also read: Bookings for Hyundai Verna start at INR 10,000.

Hyundai briefly opened the possibility of bringing the Genesis to India, when it showcased the car at the 2014 APS in Mumbai last year in December, but it remains to be seen if it will be sold.

2015 Hyundai Sonata – Image Gallery

[Source – Autocar India]

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