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Hyundai Sonata News in Malaysia

  • No successor for DN8 Hyundai Sonata, Ioniq range takes priority as EV shift intensifies

    South Korean model shown After 8 generations, the Hyundai Sonata may have reached the end of the road, as a report by South Korean publication Chosun mentioned that Hyundai has no plans to develop a next-generation model. According to a Hyundai Motor official, “The development project for the DN9, the next-generation Sonata model, is not in progress.” DN9 is the codenamed for a vehicle based in Hyundai Motor Company. D stands for D-segment mode, while N stands for sedan. 9 would mean the 9th gen


    May 20, 2022

  • 7 used cars under RM 100k: Great comfort and superbly reliable

    While performance and speed are traits that we as petrolheads readily embrace, the reality is that as a daily, we would much rather go for something comfortable. Would you rather walk on some uncomfortable clogs over a pair of pillowy loafers? Unlike the clothes we wear, there is something else that is of concern especially when buying a car – reliability. So, for this article, we’re choosing used cars that excel in providing a comfortable ride all without blowing your bank account on repair bil

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Oct 17, 2021

  • HSDM offers Hyundai owners a chance to extend their vehicle’s warranty

    Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has launched an Extended Warranty Programme for selected Hyundai models with expired manufacturer’s warranty. The approved cars must not be older than 8 years from the manufacturing date and with a travelled mileage of under 300,000 km on the fifth year from the car’s purchased date. The selected Hyundai models are the AD/MD Elantra, LF Sonata, TL/LM Tucson, DM Santa Fe, and TQ Starex. This programme aims to offer Hyundai customers peace of mind while they keep t

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Jul 9, 2021

  • Ratings: 2021 Hyundai Sonata 2.5 Premium - Decent all round, no outstanding aspect

    This week, we're revisiting the D-segment sedan market and diving into the 2021 Hyundai Sonata 2.5 Premium. The Hyundai Sonata competes against the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Mazda 6, and Volkswagen Passat. 2021 Hyundai Sonata 2.5 Premium: Driving Performance – 34/50, smooth and effortless 2021 Hyundai Sonata 2.5 Premium - Facts and Figures Engine 2.5-litre NA 4-cylinder Transmission 6-speed automatic transmission Power 180 PS @ 6,000 rpm Torque 232 Nm @ 4,000 rpm Weight 1,481 kg (est.) 0-100 k


    Jun 19, 2021

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

    Kia K5 Sales 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 automotive market


    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 t

    Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

    Jan 30, 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 (82,275 uni


    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, armed with a comple


    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 Korea's 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-19 is al

    CY FoongCY 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


    Dec 5, 2020

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