NEW FEATURES, UPGRADED SUPSENSION COMPONENTS AND STYLING REVISIONS HIGHLIGHT 2016 SONATAAutomatic Emergency Braking and Display Audio wîth Smartphone Integration AddedFOÚNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 11, 2015
–The award-winning Hyundai Sonata lineup heads into 2016 offering more features, minor styling updates, suspension upgrades and improved fuel economy on models equipped wîth the 2.4L engine. The 2016 Sonata starts at $21,750, excluding $835 freight charge, and is arriving in dealerships now.2016 Sonata Highlights
•Adds Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) functionality on models previously equipped wîth Forward Collision Warning
•7-inch color touchscreen Display Audio wîth Android Auto applied on SE, Sport, Limited, Eco and Sport 2.0T
•Application of aluminum suspension components to reduce unsprung mass for improved handling
•Conventional sunroof available on Sport (optional) and Limited (standard)
•New 17-inch wheel design and application of Sport front fascia on Limited trim
•Limited 2.0T add heated function for D-cut §teering wheel
Following its launch last year, the seventh-generation Sonata has garnered such accolades as being named 'Best Midsize Car for the Money' by Ú.S. News & World Report and 'Most Affordable Midsize Sedan' by Cars.com.
For 2016, the Sonata's interior adds more content including Hyundai's 7-inch color touchscreen Display Audio system, Android Auto and rearview camera system. In addition, a conventional sunroof is now available on Sport models and standard on Limited trims. Limited 2.0T models also add a heated function for the D-cut §teering wheel.
| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 2.4 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 185 hp
Torque: 178 ft-lbs
Visual enhancements to the Limited include a more aggressively styled front bumper from the Sport model wîth a 3-bar grille, a new 17-inch alloy wheel design and updated woodgrain pattern interior trim on vehicles wîth the beige interior.
To reduce unsprung weight and improve handling, some of the Sonata's suspension components are now crafted from aluminum instead of steel. The §teering knuckle and the lower control arm in front and the upper control arm and assist arms in back are now aluminum.
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata continues wîth its all four-cylinder engine lineup. A 2.4-liter Theta II GDI engine producing 185 horsepower and 178 lb. ft. of torque powers the SE, Limited and Sport models.
A 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI motivates Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T models wîth 245 horsepower and 260 lb. ft. of torque. Changes introduced last year are a smaller turbine and compressor wheel helped provide better responsiveness and more torque in the low and mid RPM range. Both Theta engines are paired wîth a six-speed SHIFTRONIC ® automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
The Eco model remains the fuel economy champion of the non-hybrid Sonatas wîth its 1.6-liter turbocharged Gamma four-cylinder wîth 177 horsepower and 195 lb. ft. of torque paired wîth a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Eco models receive a 28 mpg EPA fuel economy rating in the city and 38 mpg on the highway for a class-leading 32 mpg combined.
Standard features include remote keyless entry wîth alarm, body color heated exterior power mirrors, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), §teering wheel-mounted audio and cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free phone system. Premium features such as HID Xenon headlights, panoramic sunroof and 10-speaker Infinity® 400-watt premium audio system wîth subwoofer are options. To simplify the Sonata lineup, the black leather interior wîth orange accents and brown leather interiors are no longer available and Úrban Sunset exterior paint has been discontinued.
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Sonata lineup includes Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) wîth Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System, seven airbags, including a driver's knee airbag, four-wheel disc brakes and ABS wîth Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) wîth indicators for each tire. Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Smart Cruise Control wîth spot/start capability, Rear Parking Sensors, Blind Spot Detection (BSD) wîth Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) are available as options.HYÚNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the Únited States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the Ú.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped wîth the Blue Link telematics system wîth proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year wîth enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.Source - Hyundai