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The refreshed Hyundai Sonata Active gets a tweaked look and a much better cabin design and fit-out. It remains an uber-competent and comfortable big sedan lacking few attributes but charm.
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LIST PRICE From $30,990
CARADVICE RATING 7.8
FUEL ECONOMY 8.3/100km
SEAT 5
ANCAP RATING
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2018 Hyundai Sonata facelift spied

A heavily-disguised prototype believed to be the facelifted Hyundai Sonata has been spotted this week during cold weather testing. While the majority of the medium sedan's sheetmetal is concealed under the heavy black-and-white disguise, the new face and tail-lights are partially visible, showing that the new Sonata will draw inspiration from the recently-revealed 2017 i30 hatch...

Hyundai Australia "pretty happy" with sales in slow-moving mid-sizer segment

Despite the seventh-generation Hyundai Sonata failing to significantly impact the mid-sized sedan segment since launching locally back in February 2015, Hyundai Australia says it is happy enough with the model's current sales figures...

2017 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications: Better rubber, more kit, higher prices

Australian pricing and details for the newly updated 2017 Hyundai Sonata have been released today, with the new range in showrooms right now. Although too early in the Sonata's lifetime for a styling update, Hyundai's mid-sizer picks up a number of enhancements for the new model year, including improved tech and a higher grade of rubber at each corner...

2016 Hyundai Sonata update debuts, Australian launch timing unclear

A lightly revised 2016 Hyundai Sonata has been revealed for overseas markets this week, bringing handling improvements and new features. For Sonata models in North America, Hyundai has upgraded the mid-sized sedan’s suspension system with new aluminium components, replacing steel bits in the current range...

Hyundai Sonata recalled over braking, stability control concerns

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall on models in its all-new Sonata range, over a potential fault with its stability control system. The concern centres on an incorrect fitment of brake tubing or a seal ring on the brake booster system, which the carmaker says could increase the risk of braking problems when electronic stability control is activated...

Deals on wheels: Discounted new cars

It’s time for the latest installment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Kia Pro_Cee’d GT The Kia Pro_Cee’d GT is one of our very favourite hot hatches, despite its minuscule sales...

Hyundai Santa Fe, Sonata sales remain steady

Despite a record year of sales for the South Korean brand, Hyundai’s large SUV, the Santa Fe and its new offering in the medium car segment, the Sonata, have fallen short of making a big impact in their respective segments. Hyundai says it expects the overall new car market to be close to a record year in 2015, potentially breaking the 2013 total of 1...

Hyundai Sonata becomes first production car with Android Auto

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has become the first production car in the world available with Android Auto smartphone integration. Existing owners of 2015 Sonata sedans with the satellite navigation media system can now get the Android Auto software update installed free of charge at their local dealership...

Hyundai confident Sonata and i40 can co-exist

The new Hyundai Sonata sedan launching this week will be sold concurrently with the existing i40, but the company is confident the pair can succeed side-by-side despite continued contraction in the mid-sized vehicle market. Hyundai offers two models in other segments in the form of the Accent/i20 and Elantra/i30, but this strategy better mirrors Honda's approach with the Accord and now-axed Accord Euro...

2015 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata mid-sized sedan has returned to Australian shores with a starting price of $29,990 plus on-road costs and rivals such as the Mazda 6 and new Subaru Liberty firmly in its proverbial crosshairs...

Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid unveiled, capable of 35km in EV mode

Hyundai's first plug-in hybrid, the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, has made its global debut at the 2015 Detroit motor show. Both externally and under the skin, the new Sonata Plug-in Hybrid shares a lot with the recently revealed Sonata Hybrid...