When manufacturers release teaser photos of their upcoming vehicles, more often than not videos or photos are used showing certain bits of the car. Hyundai however, has gone for a different route in previewing their upcoming Sonata facelift. They have done so by releasing the first sketches of the facelifted Sonata.
The drawing shows two variants of the facelifted Sonata, the regular and sportier versions along side the previous two generations. This way, viewers are able to see the visual difference among the three generations. The most notable difference from the previous generation is the more aggressive design and sharper lines.
In front, the Hyundai's unique “cascading grille” is now applied to the Sonata as well. Sleeker headlights than the current generation and LED daytime running lights are also applied to the bumper. Towards the rear, sleek taillights match that at the front along with a quad exhaust, and an aggressive looking rear diffuser on the sport model.
Powering the most powerful Sonata is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine producing 245 horsepower at peak. It is then mated to a seven-speed twin clutch automatic gearbox which powers the front wheels. Reports do suggest that the upcoming Sonata 2.0T will use a new 2.0-liter turbo engine used in the i30 N making it faster.
No official announcement from Hyundai as to when the facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata will be unveiled, but it is not expected to be shown at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.