Unlike in its previous avatars, the new Sonata, which is due for launch shortly, has a very sporty styling, courtesy the application of Hyundai's new fluidic philosophy. Meanwhile the long sweeping HID headlamps, coupled with the all chrome grille and that longish bonnet give it a touch of class. In profile, the 17in wheels set in the flared arches and the rising shoulder line look smart.
Inside, the driver gets a 10-way electrically adjustable seat. And one that is super comfy to be in too. The dash, meanwhile, is uncluttered and not too dissimilar to what's seen in the new Verna. An additional feel good factor comes by way of soft touch plastic all around. To round off the package there's quite a gadget list too – cruise control, the now-de rigeur-in-the-segment steering mounted controls, individual climate control, keyless entry and engine start, and more. There's also acres of space inside, even at the rear, thanks to revised dimensions that have resulted in a longer wheelbase. The rear seats too are very comfortable.