Later This Year, Hyundai India Will Sing An All New Sonata


2011 Hyundai Sonata Photo

2011 Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata was one car that packed in plenty of luxury at a killer price point. But in India, the Korean badge on the bonnet never really let it hit paydirt as Indian car buyers chose to overlook this car for other luxo-barges from the Japanese and European marques like Honda, Skoda and Toyota.

2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Hyundai Sonata

Never one to give up, Hyundai India wants to try the Sonata yet again at the Indian car market and hence, it’s planning to bring in the 2011 version sometime later this year. Of course, Hyundai being Hyundai will endow the Sonata with plenty of pizzaz for it to take on the European/Japanese competition. So, what does the 2011 Hyundai Sonata bring to the table?

For starters, you have a styling job that is a major departure from the existing Hyundai Sonata which downright looks staid compared to this new, refreshed version. With the new style job, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata looks much more curvier and a wee bit like the Toyota Camry.

2011 Hyundai Sonata's Interiors

2011 Hyundai Sonata's Interiors

Coming to the heart of the matter, the engine, you get a 2.4-litre, 198bhp four-cylinder petrol engine under the bonnet. This, mated to a 6 speed slush box should endow the Sonata with brisk, if not blistering performance. Interiors too get a major redesign with the Honda Accord as the benchmark.

Hyundai India will bring in this D segment luxury car to Indian shores sometime later this year and as usual, expect it to be priced very competitively at a figure that will undercut the competition by quite a margin. As usual, you read this first, right here on Indiancarsbikes and meanwhile, here’s a nice little video review from Motortrend, just for you.

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2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Hyundai Sonata


  1. Shourya

    March 2, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Not a bad looking car. Here’s a bet though, if the car in the pics hits Indian roads, I will listen to an entire CD of Mariah Carey in one go.

  2. rosa

    August 9, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    sure it will hit the indian road too !!! am driving it right now been 2 weeks its awesome…here in kuwait

  3. Subhajit Talukder

    September 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I like thies car,and also bocked the car.How to it prosess.


    September 19, 2010 at 11:56 am


  5. vipin

    September 20, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    hey i bought it 3 months back and driving it in dubai….. its awsome…. it looks like a lexus or benz…. silent and smooth….. audio system is also awsome … its infinity powered 6 speaker system…….. really far better than camry….. i was driving camry last year……..

  6. Rajesh

    October 2, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I am using an embera and would look forward for the new sonata launch. This time around the sonata has all the pre requisites to be a winner.

    Hyundai should get its marketing/publicity strategy right for the new sonata. my ownership with embera is 4 years and I still find people asking woh! the car looks amazing ‘ When was this version of sonata launched ?’ Not many people in india know beyond Sonata gold.

    good luck hyundai!

  7. dude

    October 31, 2010 at 7:08 am

    what is the price?

  8. VIPIN

    October 31, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    man you wont believe, it looks like a lexus or mercidez…… ppl look at the car with surprise… i can see all looking at my car wen i am at signals……….
    price is 20k dollers

    this was launched in january 2010 i think in US and april in dubai i think………..
    higly recommended

  9. chakri

    November 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    its simply super looking royal when r u gng to launch it in AP

  10. Donna

    December 10, 2010 at 3:46 am

    This is now old car in US, I have been driving since 2010.

  11. sonal jain

    February 14, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    when is this stunning beauty due to launch in india ,plz tell me and book one fr me now … jus love the looks ….

  12. anuj choudhary

    February 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    realy great car .when launch in india.i m waiting for it.

  13. AKSHAY

    February 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

    fabulose car and amazing looks . it will huge for indian market and compatitors .

  14. nimit

    March 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    good car looking amezing

  15. santosh

    April 1, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    hyundai has come long way .nice car ,smooth ride .very good milage . i did test drive this car in u.s. but ended up getting camryhybrid instead,since the hybrid version of this car yet to be lunched. but i still own 2005 sonata gold in india.still rides good. i might consider changing my car if they lunch this in india.

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