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Refreshed Hyundai Sonata ups equipment levels across range

The refreshed Hyundai Sonata has gone on-sale in Australia with increased equipment levels across the entire range.

THE HYUNDAI SONATA has copped a handful of equipment improvements to keep the Sonata on the front foot in its segment. Standard tweaks across the range include “sporty steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and premium tyres”.

The mid-level Sonata Elite now steps up as the value package getting rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats, front parking assist system and an electronic parking brake with auto-hold function. Elite customers will also be able to specify the once for-Sonata-Premium-only twin-panel panoramic sunroof.

The top-spec Sonata Premium adds a raft of “advanced safety features” including Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and advanced Smart Cruise Control are now standard equipment on Sonata’s flagship Premium.

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Sonata Active and Elite’s standard 17-inch alloys now come fitted standard with 215/55R17 Continental Conti Premium Contact 5 tyres, while Sonata Premium’s 18-inch alloys now come shod with 235/45R18 Michelin Pilot 3 tyres.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Key Features:

Sonata Active

  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • 17-alloy wheels with 215/55R17 Continental Conti Premium Contact 5 tyres
  • 2.4 GDi engine (138kW @ 6,000rpm and 241Nm @ 4,000rpm)
  • 6 airbags (driver and front passenger, driver and front passenger side (thorax), full length curtains
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including: Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Automatic dusk-sensing headlights
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Rear-view camera
  • Rear parking assist system (4 sensors)
  • Keyless entry with burglar alarm
  • 5-inch touchscreen audio system with CD player, MP3 capability, 6 speakers and media ripping/storage capability
  • AUX/USB audio input with digital iPod compatibility
  • Bluetooth connectivity (hands-free phone and audio streaming)
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls
  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Front and rear power windows with
  • Height-adjustable driver and front passenger seats
  • One-touch up/down driver’s power window
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Trip computer
  • Premium steering wheel, gear knob and door centre trim
  • LED side repeater integrated into side mirrors
  • LED front positioning lamps
  • 60:40 split folding rear seats
  • Manual air-conditioning with rear centre console cooling ducts

Sonata Elite

  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • 17-alloy wheels with 215/55R17 Continental Conti Premium Contact 5 tyres
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Heated front seats
  • Front park assist
  • Electronic Parking-Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold function
  • Panoramic glass sunroof (optional)
  • 2.0 Turbo GDi engine (180kW @ 6,000rpm and 350Nm @ 1,400-4,000rpm)
  • Electric folding external mirrors
  • Electrically adjusted driver’s seat (12-way incl. lumbar)
  • 8-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with 3 yrs. HERE MapCareTM
  • ProSmart boot lid (hands-free boot opening)
  • Leather-appointed seats
  • Alloy-look interior doorhandles and chrome exterior doorhandles
  • Carbon fibre-effect dashboard/door inserts
  • Stainless steel door scuff plates
  • LED tail-lights with bulb turn signal and reverse lights
  • Dual-zone climate-control air-conditioning

Sonata Premium

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin 235/45R18 tyres
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Smart (radar) Cruise Control
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Bi-Xenon headlights with washer system, auto-levelling, and static bending lights
  • Automatic windscreen defog function
  • Electro-chromatic auto-dimming interior mirror (ECM)
  • Electrically adjusted front passenger’s seat (8-way)
  • Heated external mirrors
  • Air-ventilated front seats
  • Integrated Memory System (IMS) on driver’s seat and external mirrors
  • One-touch window up/down function on front windows
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Rear door curtains (manual type)
  • 4.2-inch TFT LCD colour display in Supervision cluster

Engine

Transmission

Active

Elite

Premium

2.4L GDi Petrol

6 Speed Automatic

$30,590

2.0L Turbo GDi Petrol

6 Speed Automatic

$38,350

$45,490

*All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs.

Option Pricing:
Metallic / Mica paint: $495
Beige Interior Trim (Elite & Premium): $295
Panoramic Glass Sunroof (Elite only): $2,000


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Isaac Bober

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Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.