Stylish sophisticated and intelligent all new Sonata arrives in Australia

Australia’s longest-serving Hyundai nameplate is back and better than ever
Award-winning and aerodynamic new looks
Large-car cabin and boot space in a medium-size car
Advanced 138kW/241Nm 2.4-litre naturally aspirated and 180kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo GDi petrol engines
Locally tuned suspension and steering for Australian roads and drivers
Genesis-inspired intuitive technology and convenience features
Comprehensive Active and Passive safety systems
Benchmark equipment and features across three-tier range
All-new Sonata range pricing from MLP $29,990 to $41,990

30 January 2015 - Borrowing much of its style, sophistication and technology from the groundbreaking Genesis, Hyundai’s all-new Sonata has arrived in Australia.

The seventh-generation of Hyundai’s longest-serving nameplate in Australia, the all-new model is easily the best-built, most technologically-advanced and driveable Sonata yet.

Together with its ultra-sophisticated Genesis stablemate, all-new Sonata already has claimed a prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ Award, the world’s premier award for innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product and graphic design.

Like Genesis, a product of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, the all-new Sonata’s flowing and stylish new lines contribute to its sports-car-like 0.27Cd aerodynamics.

Inside, all-new Sonata offers large-car cabin and boot space together with benchmark new equipment levels and advanced intuitive features.

Available in three equipment levels – Active, Elite and Premium – all-new Sonata is powered by 138kW 2.4-litre naturally aspirated (Active) and 180kW 2.0-litre turbo (Elite and Premium) Theta II four-cylinder petrol GDi engines. Both engines are matched to Hyundai’s advanced six-speed SHIFTRONIC® automatic with lock-up torque converter and sequential manual shift mode.

As part of Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s exhaustive localisation program, all-new Sonata’s already impressive dynamics have been optimised for Australian driving conditions and Australian drivers by Hyundai’s acclaimed local suspension development team.

New front and heavily revised multi-link rear suspension – both augmented by locally re-specified damper, spring and sway bar combinations -- integrate with dual-mode 32-bit motor driven power steering to deliver impressive stability and driveability.

All-new Sonata’s stiffer, lighter body structure uses advanced high-strength steel for more than 50 percent of total platform construction, resulting in 41 percent stiffer torsional rigidity.

Passive and active safety features include six airbags and Hyundai’s comprehensive Vehicle Stability Management System across the three-tier range.

All-new Sonata recommended retail prices are as follows:






2.4 GDi Petrol

6 Speed Automatic




2.0 Turbo GDi Petrol

6 Speed Automatic





* All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs.

The all-new Sonata equipment levels in Australia are as follows:


· 2.4-litre GDi engine - 138kW & 241Nm

· 6 airbags (driver & front passenger, driver & front passenger side (thorax), full length curtains)

· Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including:

o Traction Control System (TCS)

o Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

o Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

o Brake Assist System (BAS)

o Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

o Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

· Automatic dusk sensing headlamps

· Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)

· LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)

· Rear view camera

· Rear parking assist system (4 sensors)

· 17” alloy wheels with 215/55R17 tyres

· Keyless entry with burglar alarm

· 4.3” touchscreen audio system with CD player, MP3 capability & 6 speakers

· AUX / USB audio input with digital iPod® compatibility

· Bluetooth connectivity (hands free phone & audio streaming)

· Steering wheel mounted audio and phone controls

Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls
Front & rear power windows
· Height adjustable driver’s & front passenger’s seats

One touch turn signal operation (3, 5, or 7 flashes)
One touch window up/down on driver’s window
Rear seat centre-fold down armrest
Tilt & telescopic steering column
Trip computer
· Metallic painted centre fascia panels, textured dashboard / door inserts, and interior door handles

Cloth interior
Premium steering wheel & gear knob
Premium door centre trim
LED high mount stop lamp
LED side repeater integrated into side mirrors
LED front positioning lamps
3.5” OLED display in dash cluster
Ambient lighting for front centre console
60:40 split folding rear seats
· Manual air conditioning with rear centre console cooling ducts

SONATA ELITE (in addition to Active equipment)

· 2.0-litre Turbo GDi engine - 180kW & 350Nm (+42kW & 109Nm)

· Electric folding external mirrors

· Electrically adjusted driver’s seat (12 way incl. lumbar)

· 8” touchscreen satellite navigation with 3 yrs. HERE MapCare™

· Proximity smart key with push button start

· Smart boot lid (hands-free boot opening)

· Leather appointed* seats

· Alloy look interior door handles & chrome exterior door handles

· Carbon fibre effect dashboard/door inserts

· Stainless steel door scuff plates

· LED tail lamps with bulb turn signal & reverse lights

· Dual zone climate control air conditioning

SONATA PREMIUM (in addition to Active and Elite equipment)

· 18” alloy wheels with 235/45R18 tyres

· Front parking assist system (4 sensors)

· High Intensity Discharge (HID) Bi-Xenon headlamps with washer system, auto-levelling, and static bending lamps

· Automatic windscreen defog function

· Electro-chromatic auto dimming interior mirror (ECM)

· Electrically adjusted front passenger’s seat (8 way)

· Electronic Park-Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold function

· Heated external mirrors

· Heated & air ventilated front seats

· Integrated Memory System (IMS) on driver’s seat & ext. mirrors

· One-touch window up/down function on front windows

· Panoramic glass sunroof

· Rain sensing wipers

· Rear door curtains (sunblinds)

· 4.2” TFT LCD colour display in Supervision cluster

* Finishes specified as leather may contain elements of genuine leather, polyurethane leather (leather substitute) or man-made materials, or a combination thereof.

Hyundai iCare

Discover why Hyundai iCare is Australia’s best customer care program, offering a comprehensive suite of owner benefits including; Lifetime Capped Price Servicing, Australia’s first 5-year Unlimited Km Warranty, a 3 year MapCare Plan, complimentary Roadside Assist for 12 months on new vehicles, 1,500km complimentary first service, a dedicated Customer Care Centre, myHyundai – exclusive owner website, magazine, customer events, and more. Visit for full details.


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Hayley O’Grady, Public Relations Specialist

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About Hyundai Motor Company

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centres worldwide and in 2014, sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localised models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.

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Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd (HMCA) was established on December 1st, 2003 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company. The award-winning range of Hyundai vehicles continues to set segment and industry benchmarks in value, quality, and safety, with innovations such as Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, and Australia’s first five-year warranty with unlimited kilometres.

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