2018 Hyundai Sonata Debuts at April's NYIAS

And the mid-size sedan's model-year redesign offers more than a few juicy tidbits by way of proof to its enthusiasts.

The automaker promises in 2018 Sonata a new aesthetic both side and front-to-rear, showcasing a grill that cascades into a strong and lean profile accented by LED daytime running lights, slim taillights, and chrome styling throughout. Inside, a driver-centric center stack and instrument panel presents, with striking gauge dial and three-spoke steering wheel designs and piano key-style audio and climate control buttons to take a premium turn.

And the drive-time experience looks likewise to impress. 2018 Sonata's new build plans to feature a honed chassis with new on-center steering calibration and increased torsion bar stiffness for precision multi-condition steering response and a more comfortable ride feel. Plus, an updated, thicker rear suspension with new bushings deliver on a combination of stability and agility.

And the mid-size's top-of-the-line powertrain reaches the height of performance to make it all possible, boasting 245 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and eight-speed automatic transmission with an expanded ratio range for thrust to excel. That means Sonata will be set to travel more quietly and with enhanced highway fuel efficiency.

More so as pertains the abilities of the sedan's suite of safety tech. Not only does Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert now come standard, but 2018 Sonata also makes quite the security showing, with dual front, side, curtain, and driver’s knee airbags, and a host of other electronic systems, including available Lane Departure Warning with enhanced Lane Keep Assist.

And Sonata's not without convenience amenities to sweeten the ride's entertainment and connectivity needs. Hyundai's 2018 iteration comes standard with a 7-inch color display audio touchscreen, and it's Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® capable for integrating various smartphones. Passengers will appreciate Sonata's second-row USB charge port to keep devices ready for the road. Hyundai Blue Link technology can even now intercommunicate with Amazon Echo™, making vehicle control a snap from inside your home or elsewhere Amazon's device is installed.

Likewise, navigation appears available, replete with bird’s eye view functionality and traffic flow and incident data readouts to help you angle from point A to point Anywhere with dependability.

It goes without saying that we at Commerce Hyundai can't wait to get behind the wheel of this new Hyundai curio. While we hang on for the new model year, you're welcome to stop by and visit our Commerce, CA Hyundai dealership showroom here at 5440 Telegraph Rd. to see for yourself that of which the comparable 2017 Hyundai Sonata is capable. We'll be glad to set you up behind the wheel!

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