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Hyundai Sonata Facelift Rendering – Korean Car Blog

Hyundai Sonata Facelift Rendering - Korean Car Blog

We already have talked about 8th technology Hyundai Sonata revenue predicament and we currently spied the initially prototype. It is expected that the refreshed product will be released on April 2023 and right now our colleagues at Hitekro made a new rendering demonstrating how the rear design and style could appear. Thoughts?

What we know so much?

The 8th era Sonata (DN8) is suffering of sluggish profits. So significantly that Hyundai by now shut the Asan Plant line the place it is create two periods this 12 months. Though the Grandeur is promoting like hot cakes (also designed in Asan) the Sonata already losed its throne for the first time since its launch.

The Grandeur is possessing its finest moment, surpassing 10,000 units in a regular foundation, as effectively as named as ‘Best Promoting Car’, Hyundai’s luxuriest sedan has accounted a total of 136,384 units from 386,095 models from January to June 2021.

Hyundai released an updated 2021 Model Year in April, characterised by an expanded application of the structure of the current Sonata Sensuous 1.6 Turbo (Sonata Sport) to the standard gasoline 2. model (they killed the fishy encounter). Depite this variations, the Sonata has not managed to overcome.


In the checklist, you can see designs that are presently released like PDeN PE (PD is i30, “e” is Europe, “N” is from N brand and “PE” means Product or service Enhancement) or IK F/L SB which is the G70 Capturing Brake, but there are versions like the GN7 (New Grandeur), SU2i which is the Location for the indian current market or even the Elantra facelift or CN7 PE is now listed.

On the other hand, the model has been struggling and suffering of sluggish gross sales recording only 4,053 models in June as properly as a 31% decrease as opposed to the very last calendar year. The Sonata is undertake the achievement of equally Grandeur and Kia K5 (who sold almost double in June) who have surpassed Sonata for the very first time at any time.

Inside Hyundai, the DN8 (inner codename) was admitted as a failed model, so then the company determined to skip a mid-cycle facelift in favor of a whole improve model that will get there in 2023. Compared with first informations that mentioned Hyundai will get rid of the Sonata and place IONIQ 6 instead both equally models will coexist.

So that is why Hyundai made a decision to use the similar system that worked for the Grandeur, in its place of a facelift, start a complete alter design but dependent in the exact same system and a fully new design. This auto has already a codename “DN9”. And as you can see in the image at the major, that DN9a implies the North American variation.