Hyundai Set to Launch All-New Mid-Size Sedan
17th September, 2009
Hyundai Motor Company is preparing to unveil its all-new
mid-sized sedan, codenamed YF, in the Korean domestic market.
The new YF will be fitted with a 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers excellent performance
through its 2.0 litre Theta-II petrol engine. Delivering 7.8 litres per 100 km*, it achieves the lowest
fuel consumption in its segment in Korea.
The rendering preview features a coupe like body style and exudes a dynamic image. The front side
communicates an image of strength through a wide radiator grille and sharp-edged headlamps.
The flowing coupe-like lines of the YF express Hyundai’s “fluidic sculpture” design language, a new
design direction that will play a pivotal role in enhancing the brand - first seen in the ix35 compact
SUV launched last month in South Korea. Hyundai is confident that the new YF, equipped with the company's
latest technologies, will continue the long string of global successes earned by the NF Sonata over the
Since the launch of the very first generation Sonata in October 1985 in Korea, 4.45 million units of
Sonata have been sold worldwide. In 2004, Sonata earned the highest ranking in J.D. Power’s Initial
Quality Survey in the Entry Mid-size Car category.
“The all-new YF sedan is a car we very excited about,” said Kevin McCann, Hyundai’s Director
of Sales and Marketing. “The YF promises outstanding fuel economy combined with cutting edge looks and
we are confident that the car will attract customers seeking style and sophistication to the Hyundai
Note: * figures relate to the domestic South Korean model.