2017 Hyundai Sonata – Release Date, News and Rumors

If plenty of passenger room, lots of standard and optional features, a solid built quality, easy-to-use controls, and a smooth and comfortable ride, the new 2017 Hyundai Sonata is certainly the way to go. Its release date, although unconfirmed as of the writing of this review, should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

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Read plenty of reports about the industry (what, you really mean you don’t?) and you’ll realize that crossovers are steadily supplanting the midsize sedan as the preferred American family vehicle of choice. However, the Sonata, as of last year, sold greater number of units than both of Hyundai’s crossovers combined. This isn’t a surprise considering the Sonata is an “A” rated sedan that is capable of even enticing its skeptics.

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Some of the changes to expect from the new sedan include a new 7” infotainment system that now replaces the outgoing 5” unit. It is now more responsive and perfectly laid out and minimizes input errors by its sheer size. The newest Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system comes with both upgraded Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone functionality. The new system tacks on Google destination search, automatic emergency contact notification, remote ignition, and all the lengthy list of features in the previous model.

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Quite frankly, the new infotainment system is just one of the many significant appealing factors in the new model. Its interior, for instance, is comfortable and cavernous. The backseat is large and comfortable enough to ferry adult friends and kids. The driving quality is smooth and you shouldn’t expect it to feel like your grandpa’s Oldsmoboat during highway cruises. The luxury features and technologies are offered in plenty even for its basic model.

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But even so, there are other vehicles in the midsize sedan segment that should also be considered, as they too offer a plethora of appealing features. These competitors include the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Mazda 6, and Ford Fusion.

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Available Trims – Hyundai Sonata 2017

Trims offered for the new 2017 Hyundai Sonata include the Hybrid, SE, Sport, Eco, Limited, Limited 2.0T, and Sport 2.0T. However, the Sonata Hybrid review is substantively covered elsewhere on this blog.

Exterior & 2017 Hyundai Sonata Interior Review

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The base 2017 Hyundai Sonata SE offers a seven-inch touchscreen display, an auxiliary audio jack, a rear folding 60/40-split seatback, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rear lip spoiler, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rearview camera, satellite and HD radio, full power accessories, a USB port, BlueLink Telematics, automatic climate control, and automatic headlights.

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Next up is the Sonata Sport model, it offers an eight-way driver powered seats, LED daytime running lights, and simulated suede upholstery. In addition to all these, the Sonata Eco adds 17” alloy wheels, distinct body styling tweaks, dual exhaust with chrome tips, and a special fuel-economy-focused engine.

Several options bundled into Premium and Tech packages are offered for the Sonata Sport rim model. these include an automatic dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a navigation system, a sunroof, an upgraded audio system, a power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, and an eight-inch touchscreen display.

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Springing for the Sonata Limited trim model gets you heated rear seats, LED taillights, a six-way passenger power seat, a leather upholstery, a sunroof, and all the features of the Sport model.

Upgrading to the Sonata Sport 2.0T gets you 18” wheels, a steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, a flat-bottom sport steering wheel, 18” wheels, heated rear seats, woof grain trim, xenon headlights, a sport-tuned steering and suspension system, and an aft diffuser.

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Finally, the Sonata Limited 2.0T winds up the trim lineup with its list of features: rear window sunshades, automatic high-beam control, a panoramic sunroof, a nine-speaker premium audio system, driver memory settings, adaptive cruise control, ventilated and heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, pre-collision automatic braking system, lane-departure warning system, and engine stop-start.

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2017 Hyundai Sonata Engine Specs

Three engines are offered for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata: a four-cylinder 2.4L good for 185 hp and 178 lbs. ft. of torque offered for the Limited, Sport, and SE models; 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 260 pounds-ft. of torque and 245 horsepower available for the 2.0T models; and a turbocharged 1.6L four cylinder mill offered exclusively for the Sonata Eco trim model.

2017 Hyundai Sonata engine

Their mpg figures, top speeds, and other detailed specs are still under wraps as of now. But it is expected Hyundai will unveil them sometime before its release date.

Rumors suggest the 2017 Sonata Hybrid will be offered with a new powertrain that will aid it break the 40 mpg mark. As of now, the Hybrid Limited mpg figures stand at 39 city/43/41 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Price & 2017 Hyundai Sonata Release Date

2017 Hyundai Sonata Release date

An MSRP starting from $26,000 should be expected for the Sonata Hybrid Sedan, and $21,750 for the Sonata Sedan. They should go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

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2020 Hyundai Elantra Release Date, Review and Info

Providing plenty of value and style, a comfortable and well-appointed cabin, the new 2020 Hyundai Elantra comes with plenty of talents and performance. Some of the defining aptitudes for the new model includes a ling warranty coverage, a quiet cabin, a feature and technology galore, and a spacious cargo volume. Its release date should be expected during the 4th Q of 2019.

2020 Hyundai Elantra exterior, alloy wheels

A first for the 2020 model includes a keyless ignition and entry, standard automatic climate control, and standard leather seats.

The new and redesigned Elantra offers quite an impressive list of technologies and features that will undoubtedly give the vehicle a competitive edge. Ever since the vehicle debuted back in 2011, the vehicle has continued with a laudable growth curve and has exceeded all other major models in terms of the tenure.

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Youthful rivals have had a tough giving the Elantra a run for its money. Despite its long existence, the vehicle hasn’t aged a day as Hyundai has consistently offered a refreshing appeal and stuffed it with latest features. The same exponential growth continues with the 2017 model. The vehicle comes with upscale features including but not limited to a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, and LED running lights. Things even get better if you opt for the top-rated Limited and Sport trims.

If you are seating there and looking for greying signs, you’ll find none! This, therefore, means the new Elantra is now better and more confident on the road and offers irresistible looks and interior appeal.

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Available Trims – Hyundai Elantra

The sedan is available in a whopping four trims: base SE, mid-trims Value Edition and Limited, and the top-of-the-line Sport trims.

Exterior Review & Interior Pictures – 2020 Hyundai Elantra

The redesigned 2020 Hyundai Elantra base SE trim offers a trip computer, full power accessories, 15” steel wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, air-conditioning, a six-speaker sound system, a USB port, and satellite radio.

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Optional on the SE is the Popular Equipment package that comes bundled with 16” wheels, steering wheel mounted audio controls, foglights, heated mirrors, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, a 4.3” touchscreen display, a sliding rear armrest, illuminated vanity mirrors, extendable sun visors, a rearview camera, a sliding center armrest, and blind-spot monitor.

The Value Edition adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats, and a sunroof.

2020 Hyundai Elantra interior, steering wheel and leather seats

Opting for the Limited trim adds adjustable steering effort, Blue Link telematics, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, LED accents, projector headlights, 17” wheels, and LED taillights.

Optional features available for the Limited trim includes an upgraded audio systems, a navigations system, a 7” touchscreen interface, and a sunroof.

2020 Hyundai Elantra interior, steering wheel and leatherr seats

Finally, the Sport trim comes featuring a sport-tuned suspension and steering steel, heated rear seats, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, black exterior accents, a more powerful engine, and exterior heated mirrors.

Engine Specs – 2020 Hyundai Elantra

The SE, Value Edition, and the Limited trims come equipped with a four-cylinder 1.8L engine rated at 145 horsepower and 130 pounds of torque. The six-speed manual transmission is the default system, while the auto is available as an option but standard on the Limited and Value Edition trims.

During our own test drive, the Limited trim was able to saunter to 60 mph from standstill in just 9.7 seconds.

According to Hyundai, the EPA fuel economy ratings of the manual-equipped SE stands at 27/37/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

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Regardless of the trim, the rest return EPA ratings of 28/38/32 mpg.
The figures are solid, however, window-shopping for other alternatives will reveal that there are other vehicles in the same segment which offer better fuel economy ratings.

Finally, the performance-themed 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport comes with a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 173 horsepower and 154 pounds of torque. During our test drive, the automatic-equipped 2017 Hyundai Elantra sauntered from 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds.

Its EPA ratings stand at 24/34/28 mpg with the manual, and 24/35/28 for the automatic-equipped Sport model.

Release Date & Price – 2020 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

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Excited about the Elantra? If yes, expect to pay an MSRP starting from $17,250 for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. As for the release date, expect the vehicle to be available in U.S dealerships sometime during the 4th Q.

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Expect a Spectacular Comeback for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is making a return to the market. It will debut its second-generation vehicle in due time. This news appeared once before already, though. So we knew that the model was coming. However, it is only now that we are getting more solid evidence as the pictures of the car have started emerging. Unfortunately, it is still not a finished product.

The spy photos that we got show a prototype version of the car. The model is hacked and still has some parts missing. At the same time, others are covered in camo. But there are some things that still come as reveling and leave us plenty of date to analyze. One of the things that we see is the comeback of the three door design that Hyundai is using for this car.

The second-generation Veloster model is going to be an extension of the previous one. Hyundai is creating the vehicle again because the sales of the previous car were so good. The sales were going good particularly in the US market.

Hyundai Outselling the Competition

It managed to outsell the competition by a high margin. It’s the fact that none of the other rivaling cars are doing anything to better their products. So Hyundai decided that they should prepare in advance an updated product of their own. The previous Veloster made a tear in the American market. Yet, it did not bring a very high income when it comes to Europe. On the other hand the global market is still going strong. This could be an additional reason to produce the Veloster model yet again.

It appears that the company is going to pull out 2019 Hyundai Veloster  form the European market. They may not even release the second-generation car there. The poor sales and the bigger prospect of the rivaling vehicles is the main reason for that. But luckily the brand found a new life in America already. There are also other global markets which are still going strong.

Some of the advantages that the Hyundai Veloster brought will stay with the 2019 model. It mainly includes a very affordable price and high reliability. The vehicle also made a splash with the unique kind of a design.This is something that only Hyundai could bring. And it was a very interesting and a welcomed prospect to have.

All in all, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster might continue the success of the previous generation. And we can most likely see the car very soon. They still keep a release date a secret. A lot of other parts of the vehicle is still a secret as well. But we will get the needed information one by one.

News about the Release Date of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster

There is no confirmation about the release date of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster. But there are a lot of assumptions when the car is going to come out. One thing is for sure. This model is not going to come out any time soon. But we expect it to be released within a year. The stage of the model right now does not look so much promising. However, as they still keep majority of the car covered and hidden. We can only expect to see the details about it come within a year.

We are probably gearing for a release date. It will probably be in 2018, probably at the end of the year as a 2019 model. It should hit the markets at home first. The company will probably release the model in America by the start of 2019. The global markets will probably have a similar release time. At the same time, it is becoming more apparent that this car will not appear in Europe. It is due to poor sales of the previous generation model.

What would the Price of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster be?

The company has not come out with estimated price of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster yet. But they are planning to keep the price as close to the current one as possible. at least that’s what they stated already. They have not decided to how much would the price go for. But we know the Veloster as an inexpensive car.

It was the main reason why it did so great in the American market. People were very much thrilled with the prospect of getting a good and quality car for such a low price. They are planning to continue the same thing with the upcoming model. And it will probably keep a similar price tag for the car. They are selling the outgoing model  for around 22,000 USD in America. So we can expect that a similar price is going to be given for the 2019 version.

Exterior Redesign

The prototype for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster is actually covered with a lot of camo and you can hardly make out what is underneath. Moreover, there are some parts which seem to be missing, but our expert reviewers have a keen eye and have managed to catch all the details that the new Veloster is preparing for us. At first glance, the 2019 Veloster seems like the outgoing one, but on closer inspection we see what the differences between the vehicles are.

The hood seems to be positioned lower and connects to the grille which seems to have a cascading design. This is a look which Hyundai has already given to some other vehicles so it makes sense to use it here. The headlights are made to be slimmer and there are far less peculiar lines than with the previous model.

The side view shows us the three door design where the same asymmetric layout that made this car popular is used. The door handle is tucked underneath the door window neatly, while the glass area on the right side seems to be larger. The rear part of the car has the most amount of camo, but some parts are still hard to hide.

We see that the back window is still steeply raked. The car has an evolutionary design and it is a bit hard to tell how much glass they implemented here. The taillights have the same slim design as the front lights and as many other Hyundai products alike. The center exhaust is has remain but the only difference is that it seems smaller compared to before. The bumper has been revised as well and there are a few auxiliary vents which are added here.

Inside Appearance and Possible Design

The inside of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster is still a mystery by all means. The picture so of the interior have not been taken still and it only gives us a hint of what they may decide to do on the inside. Firs thing’s first, the improved dimensions are going to add a larger inside and offer more interior roominess for the car.

It will make the passengers feel much comfortable and the ones in the rear are going to feel the most changes and the ways that the Veloster can improve. The vehicle is going to add various new materials which are going to make the base form of the car seem a little bit closer to the other trim levels. In the past it was better that you immediately buy the higher trim as the base did not offer much at all.

They are going to make it closer to the other higher trims now as they improve upon the additions and the amenities. Speaking of amenities, the gadgets are going to be updated and are going to add a new sphere to the 2019 Hyundai Veloster.

What About the Powertrain of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster?

The company has not confirmed powertrain of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster still. But we have enough information and certain specifications which may indicate the way they are going with the newest model. The base model will probably be a choice between the 2.0-liter Gas Direct Inject engine or the , which you can probably get in the Turbo trim.

The numbers are still not available and we cannot confirm the exact output here, but it is apparent that it will gain a slight boost in comparison with the current one. The outgoing model is making 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque and the current model will make a little bit more than that. The transmission choices is currently the 6-speed manual one and we do not see that one changing anytime soon.

Top Speed and 0-60 mph

With the changing of the engines for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster we are also expecting the specs to change as well. The Veloster was never considered to be an entirely fast car but it did offer a kind of a regular acceleration that you would expect from a car of its design and stance.

The outgoing model is able to reach 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds time and they might trim it down a little bit or a few tenths of a second there, but larger than that we do not see it happening. The top speed of the current model is 134 mph and this will probably remain the same as they are not going to tamper with those numbers as well.

Fuel Economy Specifications for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster

The newest 2019 Hyundai Veloster is supposedly going to improve upon its fuel consumption as well. This has not yet been stated on how much nor how they are planning to do it. The different engines that they are employing here will probably be modified in some way so the consumption is lesser.

We are looking at a small improvement which may not even happen as the current one has managed a good sort of a consumption ration when we compare it to the rivaling cars. The outgoing car has a fuel consumption of 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway and does not jump off compared to the rivaling cars in such a big way.

Increased Dimensions for the Car

Although they have not released official dimensions for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster yet, we known that we are getting an increase when it comes to the size of the car. The part which is getting bigger is the wheelbase of the vehicle which is getting a sizeable increase. It is more than noticeable to see that as the newest model has a bigger wheelbase compared to the previous Veloster model.

The overall length is also increased and the new 2019 model is going to be slightly longer than the previous model. Comparing the new dimensions with the old, the outgoing car is 167.3 inches long and includes a wheelbase of 104.3 inches. The height is 55.1 inches and the width is 71.1 inches. The size of the car is getting an improvement and will affect the interior spacing a bit and will offer more than the current 90 cu ft of passenger volume that we have now.

Rivaling Vehicles

Actually, the rivaling cars for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster and going to depend based on the market that it appears in. But the previous Veloster has done such a good job in the US. The previous competition is actually non-existent.  Scion tC models is the closest one. However it has been discontinued and is not going to be made any more in America.

The only emerging new rival is the Honda Civic Coupe. This however does not come in a hatchback form. But it will be the closest thing that we have here to compare it with the Veloster. Nevertheless, the previous Veloster model could not take the competition in Europe. Here the competition was mainly coming from models such as VW Scirocco and Citroen DS3. These two will continue on to production and sale. However, the Veloster is pulling out. They will sell it somewhere else where it could fare better.