Hyundai introduced the all-new 2011 Sonata at the Los Angeles Auto Show just a few days ago. This is the latest version of the popular midsize sedan for North American with Hyundai’s “Fluidic Sculpture” design language and an all four-cylinder engine lineup to the U.S. market. Production begins at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in December with retail sales beginning in January.
The new 2011 Hyundai Sonata with the all new Theta II 2.4 gasoline direct injection four-cylinder engine that is mated to a six speed automatic transmission. The new direct injection engine is expected to deliver 23 mpg city/35 mpg highway with 198 horsepower. There is also a 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine and Hybrid Blue Drive models to debut by 2010 year-end. Other additional features include XM Satellite Radio, real-time XM NavTraffic, XM Data Services, HD Radio Technology, Bluetooth, Touch-screen navigation and iPod/USB inputs.
The 2011 Sonata represents a modern approach to the traditional midsize sedans by using smaller four-cylinder engines as to six-cylinder and 8-cylinder engines. The sleek, luxury design, combined with Hyundai’s expertise in interior packaging, has produced an interior that delivers class-leading comfort, functionality and practicality.