No Signs of AWD – Unexpected Outcome
Ready hot on the heels of its unveiling internet-based this week, the Hyundai Sonata of the year 2024 has now received its first impromptu showing at the Seoul Motor Show. Apart from exhibiting new visuals, the South Korean manufacturer is also furnishing more specifics relating to the dramatically altered midsize sedan. Motivation for the vehicle is provided by a non-turbocharged 2.5 liter engine, and N Line will take advantage of a turbocharged 2.0 liter, plus a hybrid 2.0 liter.
Recently, a prototype was seen featuring a sticker on its windshield that read AWD; however, Hyundai has yet to confirm whether all-wheel drive will be an option for the 2024 Sonata. This is especially peculiar given that the mechanically related Kia K5 has been providing power to all four wheels for some time now. Additionally, there has also been no release of information regarding the three engine designs.
The Sonata’s “sensational styling” is complemented by lower noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels, thanks to body reinforcements and a different material used for the steering wheel. These aesthetic changes are also accompanied by an improved crash energy distribution structure, which enhances side collision protection in the event of an accident.
That fashionable curved display paired with two 12.3-inch screens is accompanied by an impressive 12-inch head-up display, while upgrades can be made to the automobile’s software after purchase via wireless updates. Hyundai attests that Bose has refined its 12-speaker sound system for a pleasant audiophile experience, and there are no options to employ a digital key, such as with a mobile device or smart watch.
Mentioning the ingenious key, Hyundai reports that when outfitted with the 2024 Sonata, it’ll be possible to position the motorcar from outside the vehicle using a mobile phone. What’s more, pulling out of parking geographies would be achievable through the remote activation of reversing and propelling functions. There are extra entertaining benefits as well like electrically managed hatch closure, Rear Occupant Notification, and a considerable assortment of safety and assistance devices which range from frontal and rear crash anticipation warnings to advanced cruise management together with a stop & go feature.
At the 2023 Seoul Motor Show in South Korea, the notably amended Hyundai Sonata was unveiled. This modernized version is to be made accessible worldwide in the coming months.