HYUNDAI-SIME DARBY MOTORS (HSDM) has introduced its rejuvenated Sonata 2.0L and 2.4L that come with a refreshed exterior look, improvements in the interior, power plant as well as great new features.
On the exterior, the Sonata Facelift receives a revamped front grille, new wraparound tail lamps with energy saving LED illumination and a new pair of front fog lamps. Exclusive to the 2.4L is a new and sleeker, cat-eye shaped HID headlamps and additional LED lights incorporated to the fog lamps. The design of the wheel is also tweaked slightly for both the versions while the 2.4L version gets an upgraded 18-inch wheel.
In the interior of the Sonata Facelift 2.0L the control buttons are repositioned for the convenience of the driver and a deep blue LED backlight has been added for better visibility. A Dual Zone Auto Climate air-conditioning feature is introduced in the 2.4L version. The gearshift for both the 2.0L and 2.4L is improved with the step-gate shift pattern There is also the Lukas Blackbox Video Recorder, which provides real time recording of the situation in front while the car is moving. In the event of an accident, the recording can be presented as evidence.
The Sonata Facelift 2.4L version gets 6 airbags, which includes the driver, front passenger, and curtain airbags for the front and rear seats.
Other safety highlights of the 2.4L version include the ASD (Amplitude Selective Damper) which gives a smoother ride as well as an excellent handling of the car, and the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) that comes with Hill Start Assist Control (HAC).
Improvements are seen in both the handling of the car and its fuel efficiency with the new Nu 2.0 four-cylinder engine that is fitted into the 2.0L version. The Nu engine’s aluminum block and head configuration results a 30 percent lighter unit, shedding more than 33.6 kilograms off the entire engine weight, while still providing comparable strength. The Nu fourcylinder engine also has an offset crankshaft design that reduces friction between the piston and cylinder wall for a one percent improvement in fuel economy.
The Hyundai Sonata Facelift 2.0L and 2.4L are now available for viewing, booking and test-drive at all Hyundai showrooms nationwide. The pricing for the Hyundai Sonata Facelift 2.0L and 2.4L variants are as follows:
* SONATA FACELIFT 2.0L ELEGANCE - RM137,888 (OTR)
* SONATA FACELIFT 2.0L EXECUTIVE - RM145,888 (OTR)
* SONATA FACELIFT 2.0L EXECUTIVE PLUS - RM149,388 (OTR)
* SONATA FACELIFT 2.0L SPORT - RM151,888 (OTR)
* SONATA FACELIFT 2.4L PREMIUM - RM173,888 (OTR)
* SONATA FACELIFT 2.4L SPORT - RM176,388 (OTR)
-- Pricing is valid only for Peninsula Malaysia and is inclusive of insurance and road tax.
HSDM offers a 5-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) extended warranty on all its new passenger vehicles. Hyundai¡¦s extended warranty is in accordance to its manufacturing warranty.
A 24-hour road assist service is also now available to new and existing Hyundai vehicles. Malaysian motorists can place their bookings at the nearest sales outlet or call its Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000 for more information.
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