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2020 Hyundai Sonata debuts in New York

Hyundai Sonata shows its pretty face in America for the first time.

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata made its global debut in Korea last month. But Hyundai’s sharp new sedan is making its American debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show.

Hyundai’s “Sensuous Sportiness” design language introduced the Korean model carries over here, obviously. The angular headlights, aggressive LED accents, and gaping grille up front go unchanged. The directional wheels (available in either 16-, 17-, or 18-inch fitments) and sleek taillights cap off the look in the rear. With its new styling, the 2020 Sonata returns a drag coefficient of 0.27.

2020 Hyundai Sonata

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2020 Hyundai Sonata

The 2020 Sonata has two engine options

The base, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder produces 180 horsepower (134 kilowatts) and 195 pound-feet (264 Newton-meters) of torque while yielding an EPA-estimated 31 miles per gallon combined. The larger 2.5-liter engine, meanwhile, pumps out a respectable 191 hp (142 kW) and 181 lb-ft (245 Nm), while returning up to 33 miles per gallon combined. Both engines come paired to the same eight-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Hyundai Sonata

2020 Hyundai Sonata

Inside Sonata is more tech-focused, or how Hyundai calls it, “Beautifully Smart.”

Behind the steering wheel is a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, customizable for different driving modes and preferences. A 10.25-inch HD infotainment screen sits atop the dash, complete with audio-video, navigation, and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Qi wireless charging is an option, a head-up display, and even smartphone key technology are available as options.

 

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