Award-Winning Midsize Sedan Says “Bring It” to a new Crop of Mid-Size Competitors
- Sonata was a third best-selling mid-size sell automobile in 2011, behind usually Camry and Accord, and forward of Altima, Fusion, and Malibu
- ALG has rewarded Sonata’s low inducement spending and low swift brew with a highest-ever residual values for 2013
- Heated seats total as customary apparatus to all models and packages solely bottom GLS model
- Sunroof choices stretched for Sonata Limited
COSTA MESA, Calif., May 8, 2012 – Hyundai Sonata, a mid-size sedan that sent competitors behind to a sketch board, is behind for a third indication year. In 2011, Sonata was a third best-selling mid-size sedan during retail, forward of Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion and Chevy Malibu. This sell sales success comes with a segment’s lowest inducement spending, averaging usually a third of these 3 competitors’ levels, a top ratio of transaction cost to MSRP and a top residual values. Sonata owners in 2011 were also some-more confident with their car’s fuel economy, pattern and value than owners of Camry, Accord, Altima, Fusion and Malibu, according to a J.D. Power 2011 APEAL Study.
Incentive Spend and 36-month Residual Value Comparison
Transaction Price as % of MSRP (2012MY)
For 2013, Sonata builds on a trailblazing recipe of high-design and high fuel potency with some-more features, aloft value, and softened residual value than ever before. That’s important, as a mid-size shred is some-more rival than ever, with new competitors like a soon-to-be launched 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Nissan Altima borrowing pages from a Sonata playbook with softened fuel economy and design.
Recognizing a Sonata’s conspicuous multiple of high sell sales, low swift brew and low inducement spending, ALG has rewarded a 2013 Hyundai Sonata with a best-ever residual value of 60 percent, a conspicuous feat for a automobile in a third year of a life cycle.
For 2013, a Sonata GLS with Popular Equipment Package now has even some-more content, with a further of haze lights and exhilarated front seats. At $21,720 for a Sonata GLS with Popular Package, Sonata continues to offer an unmatched value position in a midsize segment.
Sonata SE now comes with customary exhilarated front seats and Sonata Limited comes customary with a normal sunroof, while a breathtaking sunroof is now partial of a Limited Premium Package for 2013. Sonata also continues a conspicuous turn of fuel efficiency, with ratings of 24 mpg city, 28 combined, and 35 on a highway, a top levels of owner-reported fuel economy compensation in a mid-size segment, and best power-to-weight ratio in a segment.
FLUIDIC SCULPTURE DESIGN LANGUAGE
Fluidic Sculpture is a consistent, cohesive pattern denunciation that is used around a whole Hyundai showroom. It considers a interplay of natural, liquid elements with some-more firm surfaces and structures to emanate a apparition of consistent motion.
The extraneous of a Sonata is long, light and low. The high beltline allows for a long, neat roofline accented by a third window. A monoform side form includes issuing lines highlighted by a Hyundai signature chrome accent that spans a length of a car. Normally, this form of trim is usually found around a windows. On a Sonata, this trim extends out from a headlamps, juts adult along a hood and by a beltline. The face is confidant with a vast absolute chrome grille and headlamps that confederate accurate details. The position is finished by 16-, 17- or 18-inch multi-spoke wheels.
The worldly demeanour continues inside, where Hyundai has total an upscale ambiance interjection to a flow-through core console and instrument panel. These issuing surfaces element a extraneous pattern and hang around a motorist and passengers.
The 2013 Sonata is powered by a strange Theta II GDI 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a Gasoline Direct-Injection (GDI) fuel smoothness system, that contributes to softened fuel potency and revoke emissions. This shorter, some-more approach trail of fuel delivery, allows for incomparable control of a fuel reduction during a best moment, so improving efficiency. The fuel is injected by a camshaft-driven, high vigour siphon that operates during pressures adult to 2,175 psi. Direct injection also utilizes a aloft than normal 11.3:1 application ratio for increasing power. The pistons are “dished” to boost explosion potency in a cylinder. This powerplant still delivers best-in-class fuel economy, best-in-class four-cylinder horsepower and best-in-class torque some-more than twin years after a initial introduction.
Sonata delivers an considerable 24 mpg city/35 mpg estimated highway fuel economy rating with a customary six-speed involuntary smoothness with SHIFTRONIC®. The horsepower and torque ratings for a Theta II GDI are 198 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. In a SE trim, that includes a customary twin exhaust, a engine delivers 200 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. This high-tech, all-aluminum, 16-valve engine facilities Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (DCVVT) and a Variable Induction System (VIS) for softened engine breathing. A chronicle of this engine also meets Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) standards.
With a 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI engine, a 2013 Sonata offers an rare multiple of segment-leading fuel potency and energy – with 274 horsepower during 6,000 rpm and 269 lb.-ft of torque from 1,750 – 4,500 rpm and an estimated 22 mpg city and 34 mpg highway with unchanging fuel. Hyundai’s turbocharged engine facilities a twin-scroll turbocharger that when total with a GDI system, formula in immediate energy delivery. The 2.0T engine is accessible on a SE and Limited trim levels. The Sonata 2.0T SE adds an upgraded entirely involuntary heat control system, and a Limited adds a SE’s 18-inch hyper china amalgamate wheels, twin exhaust, and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. All 2013 Sonatas implement a six-speed involuntary smoothness with SHIFTRONIC® primer control.
SUPPLE RIDE, AGILE HANDLING
An modernized four-wheel eccentric cessation complement combines a movable float with accurate doing and steering response for Sonata GLS, Limited and Hybrid models. Sonata uses MacPherson strut front and multi-link back cessation systems with increasing transport for softened circle control and a smoother ride. All 4 wheels are tranquil by curl springs, fade-resistant twin upsurge dampers and stabilizer bars. The cessation has been optimized to keep a automobile prosaic during cornering and yield discerning turn-in response. The back cessation uses aluminum components to revoke weight and urge cessation performance. The GLS, Limited and Hybrid models also use modernized low-rolling insurgency tires to urge fuel economy while progressing good float and doing performance.
The Sonata SE is an even some-more sparkling and peaceful partner for drivers who cite sportier float and doing dynamics. The sport-tuned cessation facilities stiffer springs and incomparable stabilizer bars, ensuing in a 20 percent boost in hurl stiffness. Low form 18-inch tires turn out a singular framework components of a Sonata SE.
All Sonatas are versed with motor-driven electric energy steering that adjusts now to changing pushing conditions while improving fuel economy over a required steering system. A quick-ratio steering shelve is used for frail feel on turn-in. Sonata’s branch hole of 35.8 feet is softened than Camry, Accord, Altima, Fusion and Malibu.
HYUNDAI PACKAGING EFFICIENCY
The neat design, total with Hyundai’s imagination in interior packaging, delivers class-leading interior comfort, functionality and practicality. A neat roofline typically compromises headroom and interior volume, though during 120.2 cubic feet, a Sonata has some-more interior volume than many of a pivotal competitors. It is so atmospheric that Sonata continues to be personal by a Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a vast car, truly a “class above” Camry, Altima, Fusion and Malibu (all are categorized as midsize cars). The Sonata shines even in case volume, with 16.4 cu. ft. of case space that gives it a 6.1 percent advantage over a Camry and a 10.4 percent advantage over Accord.
WORLD CLASS WEIGHT-TO-POWER RATIO
Weight-to-power ratio pays dividends in both opening and fuel economy.
Sonata is abounding in ultra-high-strength steel, heading to world-class physique rigidity. The Sonata is 25 percent stiffer in torsion and 19 percent stiffer in tortuous acerbity than a predecessor, nonetheless it is lighter than many midsize sedans, while charity some-more interior room. This concentration on power-to-weight ratio pays dividends opposite a board. The Sonata owes a ability to broach both clever opening and glorious fuel economy in good partial to a considerable power-to-weight efficiency.
ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES: PART OF HYUNDAI’S ASSURANCE COMMITMENT
Sonata was built from a belligerent adult with reserve in mind, with a prohibited hammered ultra-high-strength steel physique structure, modernized airbag record and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), delivering on Hyundai’s joining to both active and pacifist reserve record leadership. Every 2013 Sonata has lifesaving ESC as customary equipment. This is important, since a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that ESC formula in 35 percent fewer single-vehicle crashes and 30 percent fewer single-vehicle fatalities in newcomer cars.
The Sonata also facilities a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel front brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, that provides limit braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to automatically adjust a braking force to front and back axles formed on a automobile loading conditions.
Sonata facilities 6 airbags—including twin front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and back side shade airbags—along with active front-seat conduct restraints. Other pacifist reserve facilities embody shingle-style rear-seat conduct restraints for softened visibility, three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, front-seat seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters and a rear-seat Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) complement for child seats.
XM, HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY, BLUETOOTH AND TOUCH-SCREEN NAVIGATION DELIVER UNRIVALED MIDSIZE SEDAN TECHNOLOGY CHOICES
- 2013 Sonata comes customary with 3 months of XM Satellite Radio
- Real-time XM NavTraffic, XM NAV Weather®, XM Sports Ticker and XM Stock Ticker on Navigation-equipped models
- Sonata is a initial renouned midsize sedan to offer a clarity of digital HD Radio Technology from a factory
- Bluetooth hands-free phone complement standard
- Standard auxiliary iPod/USB inputs
Touch-screen navigation is accessible on SE and Limited trim levels and includes a new high-resolution screen. This easy-to-use section can be tranquil around a 7-inch WVGA touchscreen or voice-activation by headliner-mounted microphone.
The complement facilities 8GB of peep memory and comes matched with a sound complement that plays compress discs, accesses digital song files around Bluetooth streaming audio or allows motorist and newcomer to entrance their personal listening inclination by a iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams song from name mobile phones to a conduct unit. Also, with a Bluetooth-enabled phone, one can demeanour adult a internal grill and call for reservations before plotting a route.
HYUNDAI BLUE LINK®
Blue Link combines safety, use and infotainment facilities to facilitate owners’ lives and revoke dreaming driving. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into a automobile with record like voice content messaging, POI web hunt download, turn-by-turn navigation, and monthly automobile reporting. Hyundai Blue Link telematics is customary on a Sonata with adult to a one-year nominal hearing period. Blue Link can be simply accessed from a buttons on a rearview mirror, a web and around a intelligent phone. Blue Link is offering in 3 packages: Assurance, Essentials and Guidance.
Blue Link Assurance package:
- Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
- SOS Emergency Assistance
- Enhanced Roadside Assistance
Blue Link Essentials package:
- Remote Door Lock/Unlock
- Remote Horn and Lights
- Panic Notification
- Remote Engine Start
- Alarm Notification
- Quick Tips
- Location Sharing
- Voice Text Messaging
Vehicle Self Diagnostics:
- Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code
- Maintenance Alert
- Recall Advisor
- Web Vehicle Diagnostics
- Stolen Vehicle Recovery
- Stolen Vehicle Slowdown
- Vehicle Immobilization
- Valet Alert
- Speed Alert
Blue Link Guidance package:
- Turn-by-Turn Navigation Service
- POI Search by modernized voice approval system
- POI Web Search and Download
- Daily Route Guidance with Traffic Condition
- Gas Station Locations and Gas Prices
- Restaurant Ratings
More sum on Hyundai Blue Link are accessible during www.hyundaibluelink.com.