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  • Sales of Hyundai Sonata in Korea reach new low, Kia K5 sells 2x more, why so?

    Kia K5Sales of the Hyundai Sonata, once Korea’s most popular model, has been falling to dangerously low levels. The Hyundai Motor Group’s Asan plant, which makes the Sonata, is sitting idle for one week as inventories of the slow-selling Sonata are piling up at dealers.Production will only resume on Monday, 15th of March.Hyundai ended 2020 with 48,067 units of the Sonata sold, down 26.3 percent from the year before. Covid-19 was not an issue as Korea was one of the few major automoti

    Hans

    Hans

    Mar 12, 2021

  • Video: 2021 Hyundai Sonata 2.5 Specs Review in Malaysia, Can Fight Honda Accord & Toyota Camry?

    The latest 8th-generation 2021 Hyundai Sonata 2.5 aspires to capture buyers who are looking at the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.Being a fully imported (CBU) model, the Sonata loses out on the price factor with a hefty price tag of RM 206,888 (OTR without insurance & SST).No powerful turbocharged engine nor ADAS in this all-new Sonata but there are some interesting features that may appeal to buyers.As mentioned in the video, the Sonata is going to sell for its novelty. Quirky features like

    Adrian Chia

    Adrian Chia

    Jan 30, 2021

  • Why can't we have the cheaper 2.0L NA Camry or Accord in Malaysia?

    More than often when car companies introduce a new D-segment sedan in Malaysia, the said model is only offered with one engine variant – there’s no higher power or lower power engine variants. This was not always the case. Remember the time when the Toyota Camry was offered with a smaller 2.0-litre petrol and a 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid? The Honda Accord and Nissan Teana did it even better. Remember when these two D-segment sedans were offered with a 3.5-litre V6? In 2021 howe

    Eric

    Eric

    Jan 29, 2021

  • Korea’s best-selling car is not the Hyundai Sonata, but something rarely exported

    The Hyundai Sonata might be the representative icon of Korean cars but you might be surprised to know that Korea’s best-selling car for 2020 is not a Hyundai Sonata, or any SUV. Instead, Korea’s No.1 selling car for 2020 is the Hyundai Grandeur.Hyundai sold 145,463 units of the Grandeur in 2020, making it the No.1 selling car in Korea, ahead of second-placed Hyundai Porter truck (95,194 units) and third-placed Hyundai Elantra (87,731 units). The Kia K5 (84,550 units) and Kia Sorento

    Hans

    Hans

    Jan 25, 2021

  • Review: 2021 Hyundai Sonata (DN8) – Is this enough to topple the Camry and Accord?

    The Hyundai Sonata’s history in Malaysia dates all the way back to the second-generation (Y2) model, but it was the sixth-generation YF model when the model really took off in Malaysia.The YF-generation Hyundai Sonata’s Fluidic Sculpture design language won fans over, as it was considerably more stylish than the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord from that era. If that wasn’t enough, the YF Sonata was also priced cheaper than its rivals at that time.Now in its eighth generation, arm

    Eric

    Eric

    Jan 16, 2021

  • Slow Hyundai Sonata sales causes halt in production at Korean plant

    It’s not exactly the winter sonata that Hyundai wanted but production at one of Hyundai Motor’s plant in Korea will be temporary suspended for 2 weeks. According to Koreas Yonhap News Agency, production in the Asan plant will be put on pause due to poor sales of the Hyundai Sonata.Hyundai Motor Company has released a statement on 22-Dec that work in the Asan plant will be on hold from 23-Dec 2020 to 6-Jan 2021. Besides the Sonata, the Grandeur is also produced at the same plant.COVID

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Dec 29, 2020

  • How far has the Hyundai Sonata come since its debut 35 years ago?

    The Hyundai Sonata has been on the market for 35 years and what started as a dream to help Hyundai step into the higher-end sedan market has turned into reality. The current 8th generation Sonata is the best-looking D-segment sedan you can get on the market but it took Hyundai many hits and misses before it got to became a popular choice among buyers.Believe it or not, the first-generation Y1 Sonata was not well received at all. Back in 1985, the Sonata was viewed as just a better equipped and u

    Jerrica

    Jerrica

    Dec 5, 2020