Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama located in Montgomery was founded in 2002 and started production in May of 2005. Winning numerous accodales including Cars.com's 2014 Family Car of the Year for the Santa Fe Sport and Lowest 5 Year Cost to Own in its class by Kelley Blue Book's by KBB.com in 2014 for the Veloster Turbo. Putting their employees first and providing a safe and ergonomic environment they were able to produce 398,000 units in 2013 in the Montgomery plant. With the release of the New Sonata they've all stepped it up a bit to bring consumers the ultimate value in an amazing car.
On June 27th, Hyundai hosted journalists to come out and test drive the New Sonata right off the assembly line for an experience to be remembered. Driving through the city and into the country you can feel the power under your foot and the responsive steering in your hands not to mention the 10 speaker Infinity audio with SiriusXM. With the sleek new fluidic sculpture you're cruising in style in a car that looks like so much more than just a family sedan. Hyundai has taken a premium design and added driver confidence in the New Sonata to make you look and feel like you belong on the road making Mom's and Dad's happy!
With an upgraded suspension Hyundai has improved steering response, handling capability and stability with a rear suspension dual lower arm and revised bearing stiffness in the front. Safety has moved high on the list in this family car and the New Sonata now features a seventh airbag to protect the drivers legs in case of a collision. If that wasn't enough to get you interested the Sonata also features:
- Forward collision warning so you won't be caught off guard and have time to react
- Smart cruise control that will detect if the car in front of your slows or stops and adjusts accordingly including braking and resuming once the car continues
- Lane departure warning, Blind spot detection, Parking sensors ensuring family safety
- Apple Car Play & Android Auto keeping you connected with a hands free driving ergonomically friendly drivers experience
The roomy interior has been designed to maximize space while lowering road noise and includes:
- Class-leading passenger volume and total interior volume
- Best-in-Class front headroom and legroom
- Only model among competitors to be classified as a Large Car by the EPA
The features don't stop there, with the rising cost of fuel Hyundai has found a way to give you the sport feel with an eco twist by providing user selected drive modes:
- Efficient - ECO
- Well balanced - Normal
- Dynamic - Sport
These allow you to use the mode that best suits your needs at the time, with sport giving you tighter steering to hug those curves as you make your way through the windy roads and ECO for the times you feel like being a little more efficient. The New Sonata has taken quality and precision to a whole new level including a D cut steering wheel in the Sport 2.0 Turbo.
Hyundai has dropped $300 off the MSRP of the Sonata from 2014!
Whatever model you're looking for the Hyundai Sonata has you covered with a base model (SE) for an MSRP of $21,150 or top of the line with the Sport 2.0 Turbo Ultimate with an MSRP of $33,525. Even though the price dropped they've put a few options on the SE you'll be surprised to see:
- LED DRL
- Driver knee airbag
- Rear lip spoiler
- Height adjustable passenger seat
- Driver blind spot mirror
- 25 city/37 highway/29 combo MPG Fuel Economy
*Features and options vary by car and add on packages
Bottom line, the entry level drives like you'd expect from an entry level car at a reasonable price. For the "ultimate" experience, the Sport 2.0 Turbo Ultimate is hands down the option to purchase!
Head on over to you local Hyundai dealer and test drive a New Sonata today!