8th Generation Hyundai Sonata (2019-2021)
Good Design Award Winner
Hyundai has added an update to the eighth generation of Sonata, and it went on sale from August 2020. The 2020 model of Sonata is upgraded with nineteen inches alloy wheels, a six-way power-adjustable passenger seat, and a safe exit warning alarm now available in Limited trim. Hyundai is trying its best to draw customer’s attention back towards its sedan with the introduction of the 2021 Sonata. It has also received minor facelift changes that include increased proportions and a more prominent grille along with designer headlights. It also features a spacious cabin inside, and it has been rated number three among all other sedans. The 2021 Sonata is known mainly for its classy and comfortable-cabin and excellent fuel efficiency. On-the-other hand, the eight generations of Sonata is going to be launched in March 2021 in Pakistan that was-revealed at Pakistan Auto Show held in 2020 by Hyundai Nishat. The upcoming Sonata in Pakistan will have a 2.5 litres engine. Hyundai Nishat has more than fourteen dealers all across the country, and the Auto Development Policy 2016 to 2021 also facilitated Hyundai to introduce its vehicles in Pakistan and among the list of earlier vehicles by Hyundai Sonata is also the one.
Trims & Versions:
2021 Hyundai Sonata is available in five trim levels that are as follows:
- SE trim features a black interior, updated driver’s assistance programs, USB port, eight inches touchscreen display, an eight-speed automatic transmission.
- SEL trim that features power adjustment in driver’s seat, heated seats at the front, dual-zone climate control feature, keyless entry, power trunk, heated outside mirrors, and blind-spot detection.
- SEL Plus trim is upgraded with 10.25 inches touch screen display for infotainment, 12.3 inches instrumental cluster display screen, wireless charging, and leather upholstery.
- Limited trim added with ventilated seats at the front, navigation system, twelve speakers Bose audio system, leather dashboard, and a head-up.
- N-Line trim is introduced-with improved suspension, quick acceleration, good-braking system, better handling, nineteen inches alloy wheels, and lots of upgraded safety features.
Engine and Power:
SE, SEL, and N-line trims are-powered by 2.5 litres inline four-cylinder gasoline engine producing 191 hp engine power at 6100 RPM and torque of 181 pounds-feet at 4000 RPM. The SEL plus and the Limited trims powered by 1.6 litres turbocharged four inline cylinder engine producing maximum power of 180 hp at 5500 RPM and torque of 195 pounds-feet at 1500 to 4500 RPM. The front-wheel driving feature and transmission options are the same for all the available trims. Among all-trims, SEL plus is preferred the most because of its affordable price and a turbocharged engine capable of producing 180 hp power, and it comes with lots of latest features. The all-new Sonata going to be-introduced in Pakistan will be available in the only single-engine option of 2.5 litres displacement.
Engine Available for Pakistan:
The vehicle unveiled during Pakistan Auto show 2020 equipped with 2.5-litre MPI engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that generates the horsepower of 176@6000rpm with 232NM@4000rpm of torque.
The driving performance of the N-Line trims considered to be the best as it gives you exceptional driving performance by offering you the sharpest handling and quick acceleration. Other trims also offer a comfortable drive, and its engine generates enough power to give you front-wheel driving efficiently. The acceleration of all the-trims is just average, but the N-Line trim gives you a quick acceleration taking only 7.3 seconds to accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour. All the-trims feature eight-speed automatic transmission that is smooth and reviewers prefer it as compared to other rivals. The gears change smoothly with the least efforts, but the powertrain responses are not very sharp in Normal driving mode. Some of the driving modes it offers are Eco mode, Sport mode, N-mode, and Normal mode. Normal driving mode offers driving dynamics for everyday driving. The Eco-driving-mode maximizes your driving range by reducing fuel consumption, and Sport mode gives you spirited driving by increasing steering wheel feedback to enhance performance. N-mode driving mode is best for high-performance with suspension dampening and engine responses. The powertrain gives you a refined feeling even at lower speeds, and it gives you a smooth ride on even busy roads. It is not a sports car but gives responsive control, and you don’t have to tear down the winding roads. Fuel economy of 2021 Hyundai Sonata is also improved to an excellent level that the 2.5 litres engine driven Sonata gives you a mileage of twenty-eight miles per gallon in the city and thirty-eight miles per gallon on highways. The 1.6 litres engine Sonata gives you a mileage of thirty-one miles per gallon on the Highway with a fuel tank capacity of 15.9 litres.
Exterior designs and features:
The 2021 Sonata is extraordinary bold that has a sexy sports coupe fascia. It has been-introduced with increased proportions that transform this 4-door vehicle into a coupe design. The design of Sonata is astonishing, starting from its seamless hood to the fastback rear design. The glossy black grille on the front is a real shine in its beauty, and the beautiful LED headlights attract every stance. The chrome window surrounds mouldings, body-coloured chrome door handles, LED taillights, and sporty bumper at the front and rear add more beauty to its looks. Nineteen inches alloy wheels give it bolder and sharp-looks that complete its sporty glance.
Interior design and features:
The interior design of the 2021 Hyundai Sonata is also much attractive, not only giving you the latest technology but also providing you with a spacious cabin. Rear seats are-provided with more legroom now, and the cargo space is also sixteen cubic feet that are sufficient to carry enough luggage. The interior uses high-quality materials throughout the cabin keeping the overall design elegant. An eight inches touchscreen display mounted on the dashboard for infotainment that comes with smartphone connectivity and a 12.3 inches digital instrumental cluster is-given for providing information for driver’s assistance. It also features keyless entry, wireless charging, heated front seats, ventilated seats, a power sunroof, a head-up display, and leather upholstery.
2021 Hyundai Sonata has given five stars by NHTSA and IIHS has also ranked it as a TOP SAFETY PICK vehicle. Some of the safety features it provides you are adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning alarm, lane-keeping assistance program, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert alarm, and automatic high beam assist.
The 2021 Hyundai Sonata is available at a starting price of 24,595 US dollars, and it comes with a limited warranty for five years. The starting price for the 2021 Hyundai Sonata expected to be around 10-12 million Pakistani rupees.
2021 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best sedans delivering you exceptional driving experience, and premium features that are best in its class and lastly the fuel efficiency figures of Sonata are impressive. All these features are available at a great price, and we are waiting impatiently for its official launch to take place soon in Pakistan too.