The new 2022 Hyundai Sonata Redesing will have cool interior, curved and modern from one side, and also sterile and a bit antiseptic from the other side.

Hyundai's new global head of design SangYup Lee create a smooth looking car. He make combination of the latest Aston Martin styling, take some details from Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS.

Design is the key enabler that should take Hyundai to the next level.

2022 Sonata will have a 1.7 inches in overall length along with nearly an inch in width. Height drops by 1.2 inches and wheelbase increases by 1.4. In the front, 0.8 inches of overhang is lopped off and added to the 1.2-inch increase in rear overhang. These are significant inches, but also reflect the category's increase in size over the intervening years. The 2022 Hyundai Sonata is now easily within an inch of contemporary competitors as Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

The 2022 Sonata Redesign will have a sporty proportions with millimetric precision, in Hyundai put lots of thought and effort into the lines and open spaces.

Sonata is safety car?

Regarding construction, new 2022 Hyundai Sontata will have the metal in the body is all steel; no aluminum here, despite potential weight savings, because one of Hyundai's corporate cousins (alongside Hyundai shipping, construction and banking/finance) is Hyundai Steel. Other reason is to improve crash performances.

Hyundai designers spent lots of time thinking about how the needs of design and safety can work together. Consider the Sonata's sleek front end, which is 1.4 inches lower than the previous generation. Nearly all modern cars have hoods that terminate in a bumper containing the grille, more often than not with an obvious/ugly shut line. What distinguishes the Sonata is how the steel (not composite) hood flows all the way to the front of the car ending in an edge above the grille.

The main reason for such a low and sexy hood to meet pedestrian impact standards meant the engine needed to be pushed down and back. Then there are the sculpted steel front fenders and dazzling headlight array.

The most striking element is the strip of bright metal that starts at the base of the headlights and curves around the passenger compartment, before returning to the A-pillar. It's a nearly unbroken strip of chrome so thoughtfully considered, you wonder why there is a break in it at all. Then the daytime running lights switch on, and the genius is revealed. As you approach the top of the headlight from the base of the windshield, the strip of chrome reflected light gradually gives way to LED lumens. This metal-to-light gradient is achieved by a series of tiny laser-etched holes in the chrome plating that covers the translucent strip of plastic. The holes increase in size toward the headlight cluster, until all the chrome is gone and only light remains.

An aggressive mix of steel, composite and polycarbonate is used for the dramatic rear.

2022 Hyundai Sonata engine

Sontata will offer red and gray car option. The red car equipped with a 1.6-liter turbo-four "Smartstream" engine, and a gray car powered by Hyundai's new Atkinson-cycle 2.5-liter four-cylinder, also dubbed Smartstream.

Side by side, the 2022 Sonata 1.6T and 2.5 models reveal some hints about what we'll see in the U.S.-bound production cars. At least two different front and rear bumpers will be on offer. From the Le Fil Rouge concept comes the "parametric jewel" grille seen on the Sonata 1.6T in red. This spicier, sportier version has slightly more aggressive vents in its bumpers, as well as sideskirts, and 19-inch wheels. The gray Sonata has a more conservative chrome grille and 18-inch wheels, which match its entry-level aspirations. Biermann hints that there will definitely be something sportier on the way.

Market projection for family sedan

According Hyundai's own research confirms that the midsize family sedan market is shrinking fast; the segment hit a high in 2013 with sales of 2.4 million, but is quickly losing steam. Hyundai has a projection showing sales could hit only 1 million units in 2023.

 

 

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