The Hyundai Sonata nameplate turns 30 this year, and the midsize D-Segment Korean sedan has certainly come a long, long way since its inception back in 1985. During its lifetime, over 7.3 million units of the Sonata has been sold worldwide.

The 7th generation Hyundai Sonata 2.0L Executive

Having been around for 30 years and seven iterations later, the Sonata is arguably at its best, donning the brand’s more matured styling, dubbed the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. Unlike before, Hyundai Sime Darby Motors have opted to remove the 2.4-litre engine, favouring the more popular 2.0L which punches 152 hp at 6,200 rpm and 194 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Read our review of the RM158k D-Segment sedan here. It comes with a 5-year or 300,000km warranty programme and an additional three years for the engine and gearbox. That’s eight years of coverage, a country’s first.



2015 Hyundai Sonata LF 2.0L Executive

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Matthew H. Tong
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