Hyundai previews next-generation Sonata

More sedate styling echoes direction established by 2015 Hyundai Genesis

Published: March 5, 2014, 2:00 AM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 2:45 PM

Hyundai surprised the automotive world with the bold styling of its sixth-generation Sonata, which was introduced as a 2011 model in North America.

That styling was exceptionally well received by buyers on this continent, where sales soared, but apparently less so in its home market of Korea.

That disappointment at home may be why the all-new, next-

generation Sonata appears to wear more conservative clothes, based on the advanced rendering just released by the company.

Its new appearance reflects the styling direction introduced on the 2015 Genesis, which is no less attractive for being more sedate.

The home-market version of the new Sonata will make its world premiere later this month in Korea while the North American version will debut at the New York International Auto Show in April.