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Launch Date Revealed for Hyundai Sonata

The long wait of automotive enthusiasts is finally coming to an end as Hyundai Nishat Motors is set to launch the much-awaited Hyundai Sonata on 5 July.

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Earlier this month, it was reported that Hyundai Nishat Motors imported 456 CKD kits for their Sonata lineup that suggested the official launch was getting closer.


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Hyundai Sonata will be priced between Rs. 8-8.5 million and will compete against Honda Accord and Toyota Camry which are available for Rs. 18 million and Rs. 12 million in the Pakistani market.

Let’s have a detailed look at the main features of the Hyundai Sonata:

Engine

Hyundai Sonata will be launched in two variants in Pakistan; 2000cc and 2500cc. The former produces 152 horsepower and 192 newton-meters (Nm) of torque, while the latter produces 191 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque. The base variant is mated to a 6-speed automatic, while the top-trim variant is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Features

Being an executive sedan, Hyundai Sonata will have some premium features. Here are features that are expected in the vehicle:

  • Dual Airbags
  • Dual Zone Auto Climate Control
  • Modern 8-inch Infotainment Unit
  • Wireless Charger
  • Push Start Button
  • Nappa-Leather Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Front + Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear Camera
  • Dynamic Guidelines
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Advanced Lane Keep Assist/Departure Warning System
  • Blindspot Monitoring
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) technology
  • Hill-start Assist and Descent Control
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
  • Dual LED Projection Headlights
  • Retractable Rear Seat Shade (Top trim only)
  • Heads Up Display (Top trim only)
  • 6 Airbags (Top trim only)

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Price

As discussed above, Hyundai Sonata will come with a price tag between Rs. 8-8.5 million.

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Although Hyundai Sonata cannot be considered cheap, it is certainly more affordable than Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, which is likely to offer Sonata great leverage over its competitors.

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