Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai has introduced three new engines to the Sonata model range and simultaneously deleted the original 2.4 litre engine from the line-up.

From 1 July the model line-up includes a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol, 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel and 3.3 litre V6 petrol.

The new line-up is available from just £16,995 on the road, for the 2.0 litre petrol model. The fuel-sipping diesel, capable of 56.5 mpg, is available from £17,995, while the range-topping 3.3 litre V6, which boasts 232 bhp, costs £19,995 on the road.

All models are also backed by Hyundai’s ultimate seal of quality, its unique and industry-leading five year unlimited mileage warranty.

As well as realigning the engine line-up, Hyundai has further increased the level of specification across the Sonata range. Crucially, it has introduced a fully integrated audio system, to replace the previous after-market unit that featured on the now deleted 2.4 litre petrol model.

Furthermore, the new audio unit, which features an MP3 compatible CD-player as standard (6-disc CD changer on V6 model), comes complete with steering wheel-mounted controls for even greater convenience.

Being a car designed to carry its occupants over long distances in true comfort, Hyundai has fitted SmartnavTM satellite navigation as standard to all Sonata models, to make getting around unfamiliar places easier than ever.

The SmartnavTM system operates via a 24-hour UK-based call centre. One press of a button contacts the call centre, where operatives are on hand 24 hours a day 365 days a year to download the caller’s desired directions directly to the in-car navigation system.

As well as addresses and postcode locations, callers can ask to be directed to almost anywhere, from the nearest petrol station to the closest chemist - a significant aid when driving in unfamiliar locations.

With soothing sounds on the integrated audio system and no reason left to argue over the directions, Hyundai has gone one step further to try to ensure the in-car atmosphere remains as serene as possible, by introducing climate control as standard across the range.

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Published : 12/07/06 Author : Melanie Carter

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