The 2018 Sonata could debut next month at the NY show.Hyundai has published a pair of teaser sketches on its official Facebook page that preview the updated 2018 Sonata.The images suggest the Sonata is in for a major makeover. Up front, it gets an Audi-esque grille with a thick chrome frame that's taller than before, sharper headlights, and bigger air vents cut into the lower part of the bumper. A sportier, turbocharged model receives a specific grille with mesh inserts.
Out back, the changes are limited to new-look tail lights with Y-shaped accents cribbed from the Lamborghini Aventador S, and a revised lower bumper with dual exhaust tips. The turbocharged model cranks the styling up a notch with tinted lights, quad exhaust outlets, and an air diffuser.
The interior updates will include a brand-new infotainment system compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Expect the list of features to grow with the addition of new convenience and safety features.
Technical specifications have not been released yet. However, Motor1 has learned the turbocharged model will receive the new, 260-horsepower 2.0-liter developed for the GTI-fighting i30 N. The turbo four will spin the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Hyundai will likely present the 2018 Sonata next month during the New York Auto Show. Sales will kick off nationwide shortly after.