Hyundai Sonata-Wheel, Mid, 4-door, 5-seater car segment in the body of the sedan produced by Hyundai Motor Company. Hand Sonata is one of the most "LPs" and commercially successful projects of the South Korean automotive company. The first generation of the Hyundai Sonata (Reorder index Y/LXI) was presented in November 1985. It gone from 1985 to 1987. The second generation of the Hyundai Sonata (Reorder index Y2) became part of the global strategy of the South Korean auto-group on expansion into the North American market, after the financial success of the Hyundai Excel project (Hyundai Pony). To work on the exterior of the new Hyundai Motor sedan attracted, the company has worked hard. Technical specifications were developed by a group of engineers from Hyundai and Mitsubishi. Korean sedan put on the platform Mitsubishi Galant (fifth generation) equipped with the Japanese engine Mitsubishi Sirius 14 (4G6/4d6) Volume 2.4 liters, the capacity of 110 hp in the range of power units remained recycled engines of the first generation Hyundai Sonata with a volume of 1.8 and 2.0 litres with injectable fuel supply system (MPI).
Almost a year later, in June 1988, Hyundai Sonata became available for the domestic South Korean market. The sedan positioned as a large family car-the successor of Hyundai Stellar among cars. Especially for the US market model is a powerful modernized 3.0 liter Mitsubishi 6G72 V6 engine. The third generation of the Hyundai Sonata (Reorder index Y3) debuted in 1993. The base engine of the model was 2.0-liter 103-strong (77 kw, 105 PS) gasoline engine and passed from the second generation of the 3.0-liter Japanese Sirius 14. In 1994, Hyundai Sonata appeared in the dealer centers of the UK. The car equipped a 6-cylinder engine. Had in basic equipment ABS, air conditioning, Alarm, Alloy wheels, painted in the main body color, bumper, driver's airbag. The average equipment was equipped with CD Multichanger, climate and cruise control systems, driver's seat electric drive, front power windows and electric mirrors. As an additional equipment was offered a hatch with electric drive, fog lamps, mirror heating, leather interior of the salon, lumbar support of the driver's seat, Passenger airbag, rear power windows, Navigator, Side airbags, traction control system and remote locking locks.
In 1996, the third generation of Hyundai Sonata (Y3) held facelift. The changes got a front and rear bumper, a radiator grille. The power of the cylinder motor was increased to 123 hp (92 kw, 125 PS). In 1998, the serial assembly of the fourth generation of the Hyundai Sonata (Reorder index EF) 1999 of the Model series began. The model divided the platform with Kia Optima car and became the base for the new model of the South Korean concern-crossover Hyundai Santa Fe. Equipped three versions of the engines-2.0-liter (136 hp) and 2.4-liter (138 hp) Hyundai Sirius engines and the new 2.5-liter (168 hp) Motor G6BW family Hyundai Deltav6. In 2001, Hyundai Sonata IV was upgraded and presented as model 2002 model year. Unlike the previous version, the rear license plate of the sedan moved from the bumper to the lid of the trunk. The range of engines has undergone major changes. As a base was declared completely aluminum engine g6ba (2.7 D) with two upper DOHC 2.7 L family Hyundai Delta V6 with a capacity of 172 hp (128 kw) and already known 149-strong 4-cylinder Sirius II. The fourth generation of the Hyundai Sonata from 2002 until August 2010 was collected at the Russian Tagaz and is currently being produced at the Beijing Hyundai Co factory in China.
In 2009, the serial production of the sixth generation of the Hyundai Sonata sedan (Reorder index YF) began. The project of Restyling Sonata, which was invested 372 million dollars, in the company Hyundai Motor worked since 2005. Sales of Hyundai Sonata VI (YF) began on September 2, 2009. After the introduction of the Hyundai Motor alphanumeric identification, the "sixth" sonata in the markets of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Colombia is sold under the brand Hyundai I45. In Eastern Europe, North America and South Korea, the sedan remained under the old name Hyundai Sonata. The sixth generation of the Hyundai Sonata was presented in 2009. Another restyling of the model is expected in 2014, and the creators of "threaten" return to a more conservative exterior, due to the cold reception of the sixth generation of Hyundai Sonata in the south-eastern countries, including the domestic South Korean, market.
In 2012, the Hyundai Sonata Korean assembly has undergone facelift, romantically presented in official press releases as "Mid-life reconstruction" (mild mid-life facelift). External changes were manifested in the form of a new grille, led repeaters turn on the rear view mirrors, fog lamps with the option of automatic activation of LED daytime running lights, new alloy discs, rear LED lights. Internal changes include a color touchscreen display of the audio system, redesigned two climate control, which received a small LCD screen. The list of electronic assistants has been expanded by the front parking sensors and the electronic parking brake. On the Korean market, one version of the Hyundai Sonata appeared on sale in 2012, in the international markets it became available in the first quarter of 2013.
In 2013, the Hyundai Sonata received an extended list of standard equipment, including heated front seats in the SE configuration and a heated rear sofa as an additional option. The list of GLS picking functions has been changed.