We by now have talked about 8th era Hyundai Sonata profits predicament and we currently spied the very first prototype. It is expected that the refreshed model will be introduced on April 2023 and right now our colleagues at Hitekro made a new rendering demonstrating how the rear style and design could look. Feelings?
What we know so considerably?
The 8th era Sonata (DN8) is struggling of sluggish profits. So considerably that Hyundai presently closed the Asan Plant line in which it’s establish two instances this calendar year. Whilst the Grandeur is providing like very hot cakes (also crafted in Asan) the Sonata previously losed its throne for the initially time considering the fact that its start.
The Grandeur is having its greatest minute, surpassing 10,000 units in a month to month basis, as properly as named as ‘Best Promoting Car’, Hyundai’s luxuriest sedan has accounted a complete of 136,384 models from 386,095 models from January to June 2021.
Hyundai introduced an current 2021 Design Yr in April, characterised by an expanded application of the design of the present Sonata Sensuous 1.6 Turbo (Sonata Sport) to the standard gasoline 2. design (they killed the fishy face). Depite this variations, the Sonata has not managed to triumph over.
In the list, you can see designs that are by now produced like PDeN PE (PD is i30, “e” is Europe, “N” is from N brand name and “PE” signifies Item Improvement) or IK F/L SB which is the G70 Shooting Brake, but there are designs like the GN7 (New Grandeur), SU2i which is the Venue for the indian current market or even the Elantra facelift or CN7 PE is now outlined.
On the other hand, the model has been battling and struggling of sluggish income recording only 4,053 units in June as perfectly as a 31% reduce compared to the past 12 months. The Sonata is endure the achievements of both of those Grandeur and Kia K5 (who bought pretty much double in June) who have surpassed Sonata for the very first time at any time.
Within Hyundai, the DN8 (inside codename) was admitted as a failed model, so then the corporation determined to skip a mid-cycle facelift in favor of a total alter design that will get there in 2023. In contrast to 1st informations that said Hyundai will eliminate the Sonata and location IONIQ 6 as a substitute both of those models will coexist.
So that is why Hyundai resolved to use the exact strategy that worked for the Grandeur, in its place of a facelift, start a entire adjust model but based in the identical platform and a absolutely new style. This auto has already a codename “DN9”. And as you can see in the image at the prime, that DN9a suggests the North American model.