The new Sonata is a far more adventurous and interesting request than the overly-conservative and stylistically boring develop it will trade. The next-generation Sonata that is said to be renamed to i40 in Europe, will most liable go on sale in Europe and America sometime during the first half of 2010.
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We also have some information about whats will be under the hood of the Sonata Hybrid, a product that bodes well for Hyundai’s eco-cred. Probably the hybrid Sonata will be powered by some variation on the Hybrid Blue Drive Architecture Hyundai introduced last year. That means either the 2.4 liter Theta II engine or a 2.0 liter Theta Turbo GDI married to a 30kW electric motor that provides an additional 205 Nm of torque. Either of those combos will come with a six-speed transmission.