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24th February, 2015

  • Seventh-generation Sonata arrives with impressive technology, dynamics and performance
  • Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design evolution brings award-winning new looks, benchmark aerodynamics
  • Stiffer, stronger body structure enhances vehicle dynamics, driveability and safety
  • Locally tuned suspension and steering further sharpen dynamics
  • Comprehensive active and passive safety systems
  • Big-car roominess in a medium-sized car
  • 138kW 2.4-litre and 180kW turbocharged 2.0-litre Theta II four-cylinder petrol engines
  • Extensive list of new convenience and intuitive technologies including heated and ventilated front seats, and auto-opening Smart Boot
  • All-new Sonata range pricing from MLP* $29,990* to $41,990*

Already highly acclaimed internationally, Hyundai’s seventh-generation Sonata has now arrived in Australia.

The sophisticated all-new Hyundai Sonata brings new looks and technology, class-leading performance, driveability and packaging. It also offers Hyundai’s hallmark value for money, extensive equipment and features and unique customer focus.

Although it is classified in the Australian new-car market’s medium-car category, the all-new Sonata delivers large-car interior space and comfort with unrivalled technology, features and equipment, much of which has been borrowed from new Sonata’s superb 'stablemate', Genesis.

Major chassis development work – including increased use of advanced high-strength steel – has yielded significant benefits in terms of both active and passive safety as well as vehicle dynamics and NVH. An extensive programme by Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s suspension tuning engineers has honed the all-new Sonata for the unique demands of Australian roads and drivers.

Available in three equipment levels – Active, Elite and Premium – the all-new Sonata is powered by Hyundai’s naturally aspirated 2.4-litre (Active) and turbocharged 2.0-litre GDi Theta II petrol engines (Elite and Premium). Both engines are matched to Hyundai’s advanced six-speed automatic with lock-up torque converter and sequential manual shift mode.

The all-new Sonata’s local launch also marks the return of Hyundai Australia’s longest-serving nameplate after a five-year hiatus, its immediate predecessor donning i45 badges for the Australian market. The first-generation Sonata debuted in Australia in 1989.

The all-new Sonata equipment levels in Australia are as follows:


  • 2.4-litre GDi engine - 138kW & 241Nm
  • 6 airbags (driver & front passenger, driver & 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)
    • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Automatic dusk sensing headlamps
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
  • Rear view camera
  • Rear parking assist system (4 sensors)
  • 17” alloy wheels with 215/55R17 tyres
  • Keyless entry with burglar alarm
  • 4.3” touchscreen audio system with CD player, MP3 capability & 6 speakers
  • AUX / USB audio input with digital iPod® compatibility
  • Bluetooth connectivity (hands free phone & audio streaming)
  • Steering wheel mounted audio and phone controls
  • Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls
  • Front & rear power windows
  • Height adjustable driver’s & front passenger’s seats
  • One touch turn signal operation (3, 5, or 7 flashes)
  • One touch window up/down on driver’s window
  • Rear seat centre-fold down armrest
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Trip computer
  • Metallic painted centre fascia panels, textured dashboard/door inserts, and interior door handles
  • Cloth interior
  • Premium steering wheel & gear knob
  • Premium door centre trim
  • LED high mount stop lamp
  • LED side repeater integrated into side mirrors
  • LED front positioning lamps
  • 3.5” OLED display in dash cluster
  • Ambient lighting for front centre console
  • 60:40 split folding rear seats
  • Manual air conditioning with rear centre console cooling ducts

SONATA ELITE (in place of or in addition to Active equipment)

  • 2.0-litre Turbo GDi engine - 180kW & 350Nm (+42kW & 109Nm)
  • Electric folding external mirrors
  • Electrically adjusted driver’s seat (12 way incl. lumbar)
  • 8” touchscreen satellite navigation with 3 yrs. HERE MapCare™
  • Proximity smart key with push button start
  • Smart boot lid (hands-free boot opening) 
  • Alloy look interior door handles & chrome exterior door handles
  • Carbon fibre effect dashboard/door inserts
  • Stainless steel door scuff plates
  • LED tail lamps with bulb turn signal & reverse lights
  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning

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SONATA PREMIUM (in place of or in addition to Active and Elite equipment)

  • 18” alloy wheels with 235/45R18 tyres
  • Front parking assist system (4 sensors)
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Bi-Xenon headlamps with washer system, auto-levelling, and static bending lamps
  • Automatic windscreen defog function
  • Electro-chromatic auto dimming interior mirror (ECM)
  • Electrically adjusted front passenger’s seat (8 way)
  • Electronic Park-Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold function 
  • Heated external mirrors
  • Heated & air ventilated front seats
  • Integrated Memory System (IMS) on driver’s seat & ext. mirrors
  • One-touch window up/down function on front windows
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Rear door curtains (sun blinds)
  • 4.2” TFT LCD colour display in Supervision cluster

Hyundai Sonata Pricing*






2.4 GDi Petrol

6 Speed Automatic




2.0 Turbo GDi Petrol

6 Speed Automatic





* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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