Hyundai has been a steadily growing company for a while now but they still seem to have trouble beating out other giants such as Honda. Known for creating stylish and reliable rides, Hyundai simply hasn’t quite killed its competition. Never the less, some of their offerings, such as the Sonata, have turned out to be quite popular. Hyundai has shown us that they know how to design a very attractive car that, while sharing a class with other vehicles, stands on its own in terms of beauty and engineering. The 2013 Sonata is Hyundai’s latest attempt to beat out their current competition and continue to offer Hyundai fans the type of cars they expect.
The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is a sedan and, as such, it will have a fair bit of competition with the other 2013 cars being released shortly. The Sonata has come a long way since its first generation in the 1980s. Many American auto fans may not recognize this older Sonata because it failed to meet US emissions requirements and was not available in the US market. It sold relatively well in the markets it was available in, however, and Hyundai determined to improve it. Over the past few decades the engineers at Hyundai have done a fine job of keeping in tune with the current trend in automotive styling and have tried to create a more ecologically friendly vehicle.
The new Sonata 2013 model isn’t set to be a very great departure from the past model. Hyundai is saving a total reworking of this vehicle for a later date but should be unveiling the slightly updated model next year. Some of the improvements may seem minor but they do go a long way in improving an already attractive and reliable car. Hyundai is hoping that this new sedan will be the vehicle to help them beat out Honda, especially in the American market.
Looking at the exterior of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata, the changes aren’t terribly apparent. It does, at first, look quite similar to the most recent previous models. Upon closer inspection, however, we see that one of the most noticeable changes is the grill which has been redesigned and is now a bit smaller than the last model and has the Hyundai logo in the center. The new Sonata has also been outfitted with new wheels and mirror based turn signals. One of the most attractive and useful updates, however, has been the addition of LED taillights which make them brighter and better looking. The exterior looks very nice overall and gives the Sonata a very elegant and luxurious look. It seems fair to have mistaken the new Sonata for a much more expensive car and some have said that it bears a slight resemblance to a Rolls.
The interior of the Sonata has always been rather nice if not a bit on the plain side. We expect the 2013 Sonata interior to be updated and reworked a bit to match the changes to the exterior. The fabric is nice and there is plenty of room with comfortable seats. While some modern cars are tending to look a bit cluttered and overworked, especially in the display and dash, the Sonata seems to have a nice compromise between a busy design and a rather subdued one. Since technology and entertainment are as important as performance these days, we expect that the new Sonata will have all of the technological integration that comparable cars have.
The specs on the 2013 Hyundai Sonata are still a bit under wraps but, given what we’ve seen with the other additions, we expect it to be somewhat similar to the last model. As with other modern car companies, Hyundai is attempting to increase the overall fuel efficiency of the Sonata while decreasing its emissions. Hyundai sees this as a key element in their plan to beat out competitors like Honda. While most Sonatas will be gas powered, we have also heard rumors of a hybrid model as well. This seems like a safe bet as Hyundai has produced hybrid models of the Sonata in the past. One other thing that the Sonata has been known for is its safety features and this should play a large part in the new model as well.
The Sonata has been around for a few decades now and has been growing in popularity thanks, in part, to an ever evolving and increasing beauty in its design. The original Sonata was a bit plain and, in retrospect, is horribly 80s, but the modern one is a sleek and stylish ride which looks much more expensive than it actually is. The new 2013 Hyundai Sonata has received a few new updates, most noticeably on the exterior and should continue to please fans of this car for another year.