Hyundai Sonata Review (2005)

Hyundai Sonata
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Hyundai Sonata Review

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Established in 1967 the Hyundai Motor Company is part of one of the largest industrial groups in the world.

Established in 1967 the Hyundai Motor Company is part of one of the largest industrial groups in the world. A little known fact in the UK is that Hyundai is the 6th largest car manufacturer in the world and operates the biggest automotive plant which is located in Ulsan - Korea.

The Sonata was introduced in 1985 and the latest model went on sale in the UK on Friday 29th April 2005. The fifth generation Sonata was available at launch with a 2.4 litre petrol engine and a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed H-matic automatic transmission - a diesel model is to be introduced in 2006. Prices range from £16,495 for the 2.4 CDX five-speed manual to £17,495 for the 2.4 CDX automatic.

Hyundai's marketing philosophy is 'a car first, a badge second' we test whether the new Sonata is a credible contender within the competitive executive saloon segment which includes class leaders such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, >Honda Accord, >Mazda6 & Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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Hyundai Sonata Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHyundai Sonata 2.4 CDX
  
Body Type4-Door Saloon
ColourDeep Pearl Blue (Mica)
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph10.4 Seconds
Top Speed 126 mph
  
Transmission4-Speed H-matic Automatic Transmission
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban22.9 mpg
Extra Urban40.4 mpg
Combined32.1 mpg
  
Insurance GroupTBA
Euro NCAP Rating12
WarrantyFive year unlimited mileage warranty and three year's RAC assistance as standard
Price (when tested on the 10/09/05)£ 17,495.00

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