Sonata Redesign Filled with ADAS

SEOUL – Hyundai Motor Company launched the new SONATA midsize sedan for which the design and specifications, including the advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), have been significantly updated for the eighth generation.   

The new SONATA boasts a dynamic, progressive design with low-slung, elegant proportions and more aggressive coupe-like styling along with an array of advanced safety, ADAS and convenience features. The new SONATA, which goes on sale in global markets later this year, will be available as a standard internal combustion engine (ICE) model, sporty N Line variant and hybrid electric (HEV) version, with a range of engine options.

Proactive safety features for a bold and relaxed driving experience

The new SONATA is well-appointed with an array of ADAS and safety features to provide a comfortable driving experience while reducing user involvement.

It is equipped with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 1.5 (FCA 1.5), Rear Cross-traffic Collision-avoidance Assist (RCCA), Blind-spot Collision Assist (BCA), Safe Exit Warning (SEW), Safe Exit Assist (SEA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G) and Navigation based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) and Highway Driving Assist (HDA), to help relieve driver stress and provide a more comfortable driving experience.

The newly applied Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) enables the user to park the vehicle and exit parking spots by remotely reversing and forwarding with the smart key from outside the vehicle.

Rear Occupant Alert determines whether an infant is left unattended in the vehicle and provides a notification to prevent safety accidents.

The new SONATA’s design and engineering upgrades include increased driving stability and strengthened side collision protection through the application of a crash energy distribution structure. The new model also boasts best-in-class braking performance and braking distance.

SONATA has further improved NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) performance — with body reinforcements and a change of steering wheel material.

To view the entire Sonata announcement, click HERE.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.