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Raise the rhythmic chimes as the new Pakistani auto world conqueror Hyundai takes all the things up a notch by presenting the most powerful, spacious, huge, and luxurious automobile of all time.
With enhancing everything to its perfection, Hyundai Pakistan decides to launch a full-size luxury sedan to the Pakistani market by the name of Hyundai Sonata. Talking more about this premium piece of art, Hyundai Pakistan is determined to launch the 8th generation of Hyundai Sonata to the Pakistani market. Although this car was unveiled a year ago at an auto expo in Lahore, the car is yet to be launched in the Pakistani market and made available to local customers.
Facts and Figures:
Starting with the performance factor, the Hyundai Sonata offers its consumers a whopping 2500 cc naturally aspirated petrol engine. Such a powerful number depicts the journey of this Korean brand and tells us how far they have reached in terms of performance, and technology.
Hyundai Sonata also offers an efficient 6-speed automatic gear transmission when it comes to talking about its drivetrain. With such a drive of power, the Hyundai Sonata can surely promise a better chart of performance than its usual competitors.
When talking about the exterior of the Hyundai Sonata, the styling is indeed very exceptional. With a detailed break-down analysis, we would like to initiate from the front headlamps. The most prominent factor that grabbed the attention and can be the major selling point is its innovative DRL strips in the front. Hyundai has claimed this technology as the Gradation Hidden Lighting. The gradation hidden lighting is swept across the regular LED lights projector headlamp in such a way that when the sedan is turned off, you will notice a giant chrome strip instead of the whole turned-off DRL. There are thousands of holes that serve as an emerging source for DRL illumination. The set of DRLs extends to a distinctive distance across the front hood, making it quite notable around the sedan. This technology has been relatively new in the automobile industry and the Hyundai Sonata has got in the spotlight for this.
Talking about the front looks overall, the Hyundai Sonata possesses an exceptional and unparallel look. Most of the front area is covered with a huge chrome grille with Hyundai’s emblem in the center. This overall gives quite a meanish and aggressive look, especially for such a premium cultured sedan.
The same looks go for the back as well. The taillights are unified and give a unique stance with a more innovative shape, a shape that has never been witnessed before. The shape has been designed in such a way that it gives out sporty yet coupe-ish looks overall.
Talking about the interior of the Hyundai Sonata, the looks of the inside have completely been transformed and have been inclined to a more futuristic approach. Everything has changed and has resembled technology ahead of its time. The gauge cluster has been digitalized and improved significantly so that it can catch quick attention every time you grab the steering wheel.
Mentioning the steering wheel, the Hyundai sonata has completely revolutionized its design and has made a substantial amount of improvements throughout it. The buttons have a very subtle approach along with a good and lenient pattern held across the wheel. You can also get a set of paddle shifters right behind the steering wheel if you prefer dragging your sedan in a manual transmission.
Gauge Cluster and the Infotainment Screen:
There is a fairly large gauge cluster, of around 12 inches, behind the steering wheel. The amount of information displayed is enormous and easy to depict while there is a huge infotainment screen to the left side of the dashboard panel as well.
Moving to the left side, you can witness a gigantic infotainment screen that has completely been redesigned with a more innovative look. The design of this tremendous 8 inches infotainment screen has been changed to a greater extent and the display’s edges have been transformed to a better way. The main operable touchscreen rests in the center while two knobs along with various other controllable buttons are provided on each side. The design has been transitioned according to the latest pattern of the dashboard to match the stance.
We get two air conditioning vents right below the infotainment screen along with the hazard button in the center. Right below the vents, we can get a stylish set of climate controls and knobs that looks and feels very premium.
Right below the vents, you can see a wireless charging dock that helps you charge your smart device on the go. Without any need for a cord, the wireless functionality in the Hyundai Sonata works like a charm.
Coming below the wireless charging dock, you can see the automatic gear transmission that comes with an entirely redesigned shape with a touch of innovation and good craftsmanship. The transmission control buttons look very advanced and futuristic.
Talking about the comfort related to seating in this sedan, the Hyundai Sonata features Genuine and Premium leather-stitched seats. This feature is rarely available even in the higher class sedans and is often treated as an optional aspect. However, in the Hyundai Sonata, you get this even in the basic package which gives Sonata a clear edge in comfort concerning its other competitors.
Now talking about the top of this sedan from the inside, the Hyundai Sonata offers a massive panoramic sunroof for a better and more clear view of the surrounding environment from above. The view is fantastic with all the controls in your hand. Well, of course, the Hyundai Sonata is a full-size Sedan so you will be getting all the features you expect.
Talking more about the kind of interior that Sonata has to offer to its customers, it presents a fine and an elusive combination of two tones, starting from the dashboard. The color combo consists of a beige and dark brown theme that presents a distinctive look towards the inner environment of the sedan.
Talking about the safety aspects of the Hyundai Sonata, there are a lot of features that make this sedan an exceptional choice. You can get parking sensors along with a hidden rear-view camera for a better view while reversing. The reverse camera technology can be witnessed far greater and better than the regular ones.
As far as the driving experience goes, the Hyundai Sonata offers a 177 horsepower engine with a variety of driving modes. These modes range from normal driving ones to sports ones, depending on the mood and the situation of driving. Whatever the circumstances are, the driver has full control.
As far as the exterior design is concerned, the Hyundai Sonata has won the good design award for its innovative and appealing looks.
Expected Price Range and Competitors:
While discussing its main competitors, the Hyundai Sonata is a premium category luxury sedan with direct competitors of its range. The most common rivals that can be counted against it will be Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. With an overwhelming demand for such beauty in the Pakistani consumer market along with the increasing prices of automobiles in Pakistan, we can expect the Hyundai Sonata to range around PKR 12 million – PKR 15 million when launched. However, this price range is not confirmed yet and we may witness the exact price during its launch around the end of 2021.