2015 Hyundai Sonata spy shots
The car has already completed extensive testing in the U.S. and is now being honed on the Nürburgring race track. You may recall that Hyundai established a new development center next to the famous German race track so expect to see more of the automaker’s cars being tested there.
Though the 2015 Sonata is still heavily camouflaged, we can make out the shape of the new grille and see elements from its lights. It’s clear Hyundai is adopting a more mature look that borrows elements from the automaker’s more upmarket Equus and Genesis sedans, the latter of which is also being redesigned for 2015.
Premium touches include LED elements in the lights and dual-tip exhaust pipes finished in chrome. Inside, look for soft-touch materials and a large LCD situated atop the center stack. No doubt the automaker is keen to claw back sales taken up by latest versions of the Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry.
Hyundai is sticking with the current Sonata’s platform for this new generation, though it will have undergone significant revisions. For starters, we hear the enter engine lineup will be turbocharged. It’s possible a version of the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine in the Veloster Turbo will replace the current Sonata’s 2.4-liter base option. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder offered in the current Sonata 2.0T should carry over and we expect a hybrid model to still be offered as well.