The seventh-generation Hyundai Sonata is now due for a facelift, and based on these sketches, the Korean D-Segment sedan will get quite the visual enhancements.

Based on yet an evolutionary take of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, the front fascia is flanked by a new cascading grille design, just like the new Elantra. The front fog lights have also been revamped with a stacked design, and the headlights are new as well. The rear end now looks miles more aggressive, with slimmer tail lamps and a sportier exhaust finishing.

If you look closely, the word “Turbo” can be seen on the leftmost sketch. In the United States, the Sonata is offered with a variety of engines, particularly the 2.0-litre twin-scroll T-GDI producing a good 245 hp. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Of course, Hyundai has yet to reveal the facelifted Sonata, but that will happen real soon. Its much improved looks will surely help Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (Hyundai Malaysia) move the model up the sales charts, but will it ever come with the turbocharged engine? Well, only time will tell.


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Formerly spamming articles about cars and motorsports on this site until the day-job caught up. While the day job remains as exciting as a certain beige sedan, writing about cars could be his closest display of showing passion on cars until he gets either a Bimmer, or an Hachiroku one day...