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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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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...

2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid unveiled

The all-new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been unveiled in Seoul sporting a unique exterior design and an overhauled petrol-electric powertrain. The Sonata Hybrid upgrades to a direct-injection version of the South Korean car maker’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder ‘Nu’ petrol engine, which produces 115kW of power and 189Nm of torque in this application...

2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid confirmed, with more hybrids on the way

The new-generation Hyundai Sonata will be made as a hybrid model in 2015, the Korean brand has confirmed at its Annual Powertrain Conference held in Namyang. Hyundai has previously announced only three powertrains for the all-new Sonata that is expected in Australia next year – a 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre four-cylinder and 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder...

Hyundai Sonata with 528kW 2.4-litre engine to debut at SEMA

At this year's SEMA show, Hyundai and Bisimoto Engineering will unveil a 528kW version of the new Hyundai Sonata sedan. To get the Sonata's standard 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine up from 138kW to 528kW — a 390kW or 383 per cent increase — Bisimoto fitted the motor with a Turbonetics TNX 82/64 turbo and a Spearco intercooler...

2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Sport revealed : new turbocharged sedan on the radar for Australia

The all-new 2014 Hyundai Sonata has been revealed at the New York auto show in sporty 2.0T Sport guise. The new Sonata features a 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 183kW and 352Nm, considerably more than the 2.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder (142kW/247Nm). It comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and drives the front wheels...