The eighth generation of “Sonata” has a chance to press the “Camry”, but it’s still too early, despite the fact that among the entire line of Hyundai Sonata in Russia entered the top five most in demand.
Office of the company Hyundai in the CIS imposes on new Hyundai Sonata is already the 8th generation of large, even the bold expectations. The car became available to order with a 2.5-liter MPi in November 2019. Now the line dapoli a 2-liter MPi. Transmission uncontested – 6-stopentity “machine”, the actuator front.
Korean car industry in recent years has made a significant step forward, but even the main competitor, the KIA Optima has not yet managed to “bypass” the Toyota Camry, which remains a leader in the D-segment.
Why is it, according to the Korean manufacturer, you should get the Sonata, which has been dubbed the new “killer” for “Camry”? Hyundai Sonata really was the best Koreans and worked on the appearance (in the way that like the modern motorist), and on the ergonomics of the cabin, and over-use menu. The only thing that still failed to “see” in the Sonata, this “omnivorous” comfort suspension “Camry”.
The cost of a 2-liter 150-strong “Sonata” starts from 1.5 million rubles, and a 2.5-liter 180-horsepower version asking of 1.74 million rubles, which is much cheaper than the price of a Camry and even the Optima. However, the Sonata still could not even get close to “Japanese”.
However, one of the criteria that any car is serious competition for the other, is the demand for these cars on the secondary market. And there is the incredible stability of D-class: Toyota Camry (very popular is the model in 40-m body), Volkswagen Passat (especially in the back B7) and KIA Optima (third generation). “Sonata” is not even in the seven leaders.
So about the “devastating” potential new “Koreans” in front of the legendary “Japanese” it will be lawful to judge when the car will win a high rating on the “secondary market”. However, it is fair to all competing brands and models.