Less than a month ago, pictures of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata began surfacing and already we have details on the Sonata Turbo as well as got a glimpse of the hybrid version.
It seems quite obvious that Hyundai wants all sedan buyers to take notice of their latest car creation. Typically, car manufacturers space out introductions of various versions of their new car to maintain hype and momentum but the Koreans are taking a different road with the new 2020 Hyundai Sonata.
Almost three weeks ago to the day, we reported to you some of the first complete pictures of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai had mentioned that details on the Turbo were forthcoming but we did not expect them this quickly.
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Turbo will feature the brand’s turbocharged 1.6 T-GDi gasoline engine and will produce 180-horsepower. Yes, you read that right… The Sonata Turbo will have less power than the Elantra Sport and Veloster Turbo. We don’t get it either but before we make more comments, we’ll patiently wait for more information – likely at next month’s New York Auto Show.
Out of the box, the Sonata Turbo will feature a 6-speed manual gearbox and optionally offer an 8-speed automatic transmission that will “further optimize the car’s smooth and efficient throttle response.”
The press release goes on to describe the visual difference between the versions, pointing out the Turbo’s large air ducts below the headlights, unique bumpers, and tastefully integrated subtle rear spoiler.
The car will launch later this year with an as-of-yet undisclosed price which we think might be lower than that the outgoing Sonata Ultimate’s $37,199.
2020 Hyundai Sonata Picture Gallery