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The eighth generation of Hyundai's Sonata midsize sedan first entered the scene in late 2019, with a rather polarizing design that drew some criticism from customers. The Sonata looks to remedy that for 2024 with a completely revised design up front, along with other changes to the cabin and mechanical bits.




The Sonata's updated styling begins with a new Seamless Horizon Lamp, which spans the top of the front fascia. This not only ushers in a more futuristic look, but also brings the sedan more in line with Hyundai's most recent models. The new front fascia also includes significantly larger intakes, which incorporate the actual headlights in a lower position. Around back, the Sonata gains new H-shaped taillights, which are still connected with a light bar, though it's much thicker than before. The updated taillights also incorporate an integrated black spoiler, and are joined by a new rear bumper.


The Sonata also continues to offer a sportier N-Line trim, which adds a larger grille, chunkier rear spoiler, exclusive 19-inch wheels, and a four-pipe exhaust system. The updated N-Line variant is also available with a new Aero Matte Silver exterior paint option, which adjusts warmth and coolness based on the surrounding lighting conditions. Inside, the model is distinguished by its red accents and contrast stitching, a cross-metal trim pattern, and exclusive features like Launch Control, N Powershift, and Rev Matching.





Extensive changes continue on into the cabin, where the dashboard has been completely overhauled with an edgier shape and larger displays. In front of the driver sits a new steering wheel, which switches out its Hyundai logo for a simpler horizontal line. This is a trend that began with the Ioniq 5 electric crossover, and has since extended to the latest Santa Fe and Kona. Behind the updated wheel sits an expansive new curved display, which incorporates two 12.3-inch displays serving as the digital instrument cluster and infotainment system. Elsewhere, some controls have been reshuffled, the center console has been completely redesigned, and the shifter has been relocated to behind the steering wheel.


In terms of tech, the Sonata features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on all trims, while the larger infotainment system supports over-the-air updates. The refreshed sedan also has a 12-inch head-up display, a power trunk, and Digital Key 2 with ultra-wide band connectivity. Buyers can also opt for a 12-speaker Bose premium sound system.


The 2024 Sonata doesn't skimp on safety tech either, with a suite of systems that most notably includes Safe Exit Warning, navigation-based Smart Cruise Control, and Highway Driving Assist. The refreshed sedan also continues to offer Remote Smart Parking Assist, which debuted on the original 2020 model and allows the car to remotely park and reverse on its own.





The Sonata gets some slight powertrain enhancements as well, with the hybrid model upgrading from a 1.6 liter engine to a larger 2.0 liter four-cylinder, though it's expected to pump out fewer horses than before. The hybrid Sonata also receives new paddle shifters and a fuel-saving regenerative braking system. As for non-hybrid models, Hyundai continues to offer them with both turbocharged and naturally-aspirated 2.5 liter four-cylinder engines, with the former powertrain likely exclusive to the N-Line. Exact power ratings haven't been specified for the 2024 Sonata as of now.


More intriguingly, Hyundai mentioned that the Sonata will be offering an optional all-wheel drive system for the first time ever. The brand didn't go into any further details, except that the system will be available in Sonatas with the 2.5 liter engine. This means hybrid models will still have to make do with front-wheel drive.


The 2024 Sonata will hit U.S. roads this coming winter, with pricing and other details to be announced closer to its release. The 2023 model starts at $26,565 with destination fees included, which means the refreshed Sonata should cost at least $27,000 to start.


What do you think of the 2024 Sonata?

Image Credits: Hyundai
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2024 Hyundai Sonata Arrives Stateside With Sharper Looks Inside And Out

The refreshed midsize sedan also adds newly available all-wheel drive.

The eighth generation of Hyundai's Sonata midsize sedan first entered the scene in late 2019, with a rather polarizing design that drew some criticism from customers. The Sonata looks to remedy that for 2024 with a completely revised design up front, along with other changes to the cabin and mechanical bits.




The Sonata's updated styling begins with a new Seamless Horizon Lamp, which spans the top of the front fascia. This not only ushers in a more futuristic look, but also brings the sedan more in line with Hyundai's most recent models. The new front fascia also includes significantly larger intakes, which incorporate the actual headlights in a lower position. Around back, the Sonata gains new H-shaped taillights, which are still connected with a light bar, though it's much thicker than before. The updated taillights also incorporate an integrated black spoiler, and are joined by a new rear bumper.


The Sonata also continues to offer a sportier N-Line trim, which adds a larger grille, chunkier rear spoiler, exclusive 19-inch wheels, and a four-pipe exhaust system. The updated N-Line variant is also available with a new Aero Matte Silver exterior paint option, which adjusts warmth and coolness based on the surrounding lighting conditions. Inside, the model is distinguished by its red accents and contrast stitching, a cross-metal trim pattern, and exclusive features like Launch Control, N Powershift, and Rev Matching.





Extensive changes continue on into the cabin, where the dashboard has been completely overhauled with an edgier shape and larger displays. In front of the driver sits a new steering wheel, which switches out its Hyundai logo for a simpler horizontal line. This is a trend that began with the Ioniq 5 electric crossover, and has since extended to the latest Santa Fe and Kona. Behind the updated wheel sits an expansive new curved display, which incorporates two 12.3-inch displays serving as the digital instrument cluster and infotainment system. Elsewhere, some controls have been reshuffled, the center console has been completely redesigned, and the shifter has been relocated to behind the steering wheel.


In terms of tech, the Sonata features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on all trims, while the larger infotainment system supports over-the-air updates. The refreshed sedan also has a 12-inch head-up display, a power trunk, and Digital Key 2 with ultra-wide band connectivity. Buyers can also opt for a 12-speaker Bose premium sound system.


The 2024 Sonata doesn't skimp on safety tech either, with a suite of systems that most notably includes Safe Exit Warning, navigation-based Smart Cruise Control, and Highway Driving Assist. The refreshed sedan also continues to offer Remote Smart Parking Assist, which debuted on the original 2020 model and allows the car to remotely park and reverse on its own.





The Sonata gets some slight powertrain enhancements as well, with the hybrid model upgrading from a 1.6 liter engine to a larger 2.0 liter four-cylinder, though it's expected to pump out fewer horses than before. The hybrid Sonata also receives new paddle shifters and a fuel-saving regenerative braking system. As for non-hybrid models, Hyundai continues to offer them with both turbocharged and naturally-aspirated 2.5 liter four-cylinder engines, with the former powertrain likely exclusive to the N-Line. Exact power ratings haven't been specified for the 2024 Sonata as of now.


More intriguingly, Hyundai mentioned that the Sonata will be offering an optional all-wheel drive system for the first time ever. The brand didn't go into any further details, except that the system will be available in Sonatas with the 2.5 liter engine. This means hybrid models will still have to make do with front-wheel drive.


The 2024 Sonata will hit U.S. roads this coming winter, with pricing and other details to be announced closer to its release. The 2023 model starts at $26,565 with destination fees included, which means the refreshed Sonata should cost at least $27,000 to start.


What do you think of the 2024 Sonata?

Image Credits: Hyundai

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