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Hyundai rolls out all new Sonata Transform

Posted on: January 15, 2009

Hyundai

Motor India on Thursday launched its all new Sonata Transform, the upgraded version of the internationally-acclaimed luxury sedan.

The Sonata Transform, available in the range of Rs 13.9 lakh to Rs 15.9 lakh (ex-showroom price), boasts of dynamic style, power packed performance, elegant interiors along with the Hyundai badge of reliability and value. Available in three variants, including a 2.4 petrol, 2.0 CRDi MT and CRDi AT, the all-new Sonata Transform arrives with a palette of 5 new solid and metallic exterior hues for the customers to choose from.

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Commenting on the launch, H S Lheem, MD, HMIL, said, “Sonata is a proven success globally and offers high end luxury, top notch comfort and advanced safety features. The all new Sonata Transform is aimed at further delighting our customers as it successfully integrates all the key attributes of a premium sedan.”

The Sonata Transform is powered by the advanced second generation Theta family of gasoline engine which produces a generous 175PS@6000 rpm of maximum power and a peak torque of 23.8Kgm @4000 rpm, resulting in robust acceleration and a quick throttle response. The 2.4 litre, four cylinder, DOHC engine is assisted by a Variable Intake System (VIS) and VTVT technology which makes it highly fuel efficient as well as a refined unit. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

The diesel variant powered by a 4-cylinder, 2-litre Common Rail engine (CRDi) with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) is both frugal as well as an efficient performer. With a peak power of 150PS@3850 rpm and max torque of 32.1kgm@2000 rpm, it generates enough performance to delight the enthusiast. The diesel (CRDi) variant will be available with both – a 6-speed manual and a 4-speed (H-Matic) automatic transmission.

With its technical precision and superior performance, the all new Sonata Transform maintains the high quality standards while adding a host of new features which include the all new alloy wheels, smart key which incorporates remote door opening, keyless ignition and engine immobiliser, new head and tail lights, six airbags for enhanced safety for both driver and occupants. Separate climate control for driver and passenger, steering remote control for the audio, MP3 player with USB and Auxiliary port and complete leather pack which includes seats, steering wheel and gear knob, the company said.

The Sonata Transform offers enhanced styling on the exteriors with body colour – door handles, front and rear bumper insert, outside mirror housing and waistline molding. Other features of the car include rear defoggers, fog lamps, twin exhaust, 2-tone beige interior, auto head lamp off (battery saver), wood-grain finish inserts on steering, dashboard and door panel.

It also offers one of the best packages in terms of safety features as it comes loaded with several Active and Passive safety systems like Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), six airbags (dual front, side and curtain airbag), seat belt pre-tensioner with load limiter. The passive safety includes features like crumple zones, side impact beams and impact sensing door unlocking system.

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