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5 things you didn’t know about the all-new DN8 generation 2020 Hyundai Sonata

The all-new DN8 generation 2020 Hyundai Sonata has made its return to our shores with a very eye-catching look! We’ve combed through the spec sheet and pit the car against fellow D-segment rivals, but do you know everything about the car? Here are 5 things you didn’t know about the Hyundai Sonata.First-generation 1985 Hyundai Sonata Y1Sonata nameplate is 35 years oldThe Sonata nameplate can be traced all the way back to 1985. Back then Hyundai was looking to break into the executive

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 14, 2020

How does the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata compare to the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord?

When it comes to Hyundai, there is no escaping the critiques. It’s either “the features are not good enough”, or the inevitable “RM 200,000 for a Hyundai?” These criticisms surrounded the 2020 Hyundai Sonata since its pending arrival in Malaysia was announced. But does the car deserve the criticism? We pit the Sonata spec-sheet to spec-sheet against rivals Honda Accord and Toyota Camry to find out.The PriceTo be fair, talk about its high price is understandable. The

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 8, 2020

All-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata launched in Malaysia – Priced from RM 189,888

Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has officially launched the all-new fully imported from Korea (CBU) 2020 Hyundai Sonata in Malaysia after a few years of being absent from the market. This is launched alongside the Hyundai Kona.The all-new Sonata is only available with a single variant with a special introductory price of RM 189,888 inclusive of tax savings for the first 50 units. The D-segment sedan competes with the likes of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.What are the features of the all-ne

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 30, 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

All-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata open for booking, starts from RM 20x,xxx

Just last week, the media was given a preview of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata and it seems that Malaysia might be the first RHD market to have the D-segment sedan.Now, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has announced that the all-new Sonata is opened for bookings at its website.This gives Malaysians an opportunity to try an alternative to the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord with a bit of premium kimchi flavour. However, Hyundai has quoted the prices of the all-new Sonata would start at ‘RM

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 7, 2020

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

All-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata previewed in Malaysia, first right-hand drive market?

After being absent from the Malaysian market for about two years, Hyundai's D-segment model is set to return to Malaysia as Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has just previewed the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata in Malaysia.This isn’t the first time that we’ve been up close and personal with the all-new Hyundai Sonata, as we’ve seen the car before at Hyundai Motor Company’s (HMC) regional training centre. It’s worth mentioning that the unit we first saw wa

Eric

Eric

Oct 3, 2020

All-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata will make its right-hand-drive debut in Malaysia on Friday!

It has been a few years since Hyundai has been absent from the D-segment sedan market. But come 30 October, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata will make its return to Malaysia. The launch will also mark the sedan's right-hand-drive global debut.Yes, Malaysia will be the first market Hyundai is introducing a right-hand-drive version of the eight generation Hyundai Sonata.Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) first started hinting the pending arrival of the Sonata amidst the Hyundai Kona B-segment SUV te

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 28, 2020

Hyundai Sonata 2.5 MPI 2020 serba baharu dilancarkan di Malaysia, harga RM 189,888!

Hyundai SonataHyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) hari ini melancarkan Hyundai Sonata 2020 serba baharu selepas beberapa tahun tidak dijual di Malaysia. Ia dilancarkan bersama dengan Hyundai Kona.Hanya satu varian sahaja yang akan dijual disini, dan harga bermula pada RM 189,888 tanpa SST sehingga 31hb Disember 2020. Sedan segmen D ini bersaing dengan Honda Accord dan Toyota Camry.Apakah kelengkapan yang ada pada Hyundai Sonata 2020?Hyundai Sonata serba haru ini sebenarnya adalah versi pandu kanan

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Oct 30, 2020

Hyundai Sonata 2020 serba baru dipratonton di Malaysia, penuh kelengkapan baru

Setelah menghilang dari pasaran kita selama lebih kurang dua tahun, sedan segmen D jenama Hyundai ini akhirnya akan kembali ke Malaysia. Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) baru sahaja mempratontonkan Hyundai Sonata 2020 serba baharu itu di sini.Kami pernah melihat Hyundai Sonata serba baharu ini di pusat latihan wilayah Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). Tapi, unit yang kami lihat bukanlah untuk pasaran Malaysia kerana ia adalah unit pemanduan sebelah kiri.Merujuk kepada ini, Sonata generasi DN8 belum p

Mersita

Mersita

Oct 4, 2020

Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Sonata to launch online in Malaysia on 30 October 2020

Mark your calendars as Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has just confirmed that the all-new 2020 Hyundai Kona and all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata will both be launched on 30 October 2020!The launch will be held on Hyundai Malaysia’s official Facebook page at 3 pm. HDSM made the announcement via a sleek video teaser, inviting fans to witness the official launch of the Kona and Sonata at the same time.Watch the video teaser hereThe Hyundai Kona is not the only B-segment SUV that will be launchin

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 24, 2020

Hyundai Sonata 2020 serba baru – Apa bezanya dengan Toyota Camry dan Honda Accord?

Apabila bercakap tentang kereta Hyundai, pasti ada pengkritiknya yang memunculkan diri. Kritikan itu samada datang daripada “kelengkapannya yang tak cukup bagus”, ataupun komen “RM 200,000 semata-mata untuk kereta Hyundai??”Kritikan ini mengelabui kehadiran Hyundai Sonata 2020 sejak ura-ura kedatangannya ke Malaysia mula diumumkan. Tapi, adakah kereta ini betul-betul layak menerima kritikan-kritikan ini? Kami bandingkan risalah spesifikasi Sonata dengan pesaingnya iaitu T

Mersita

Mersita

Nov 14, 2020

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

Pelancaran Hyundai Kona dan Hyundai Sonata di Malaysia, 30 Okt 2020. Nak 'bakar' X50?

Peminat Kona dan Sonata boleh siap-siap tunggu hari Jumaat ini kerana Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) baru saja mengesahkan yang Hyundai Kona 2020 dan Hyundai Sonata 2020 serba baharu akan dilancarkan pada 30 Oktober 2020!Pelancaran tersebut akan dijalankan di laman Facebook rasmi Hyundai Malaysia pada pukul 3 petang. HDSM membuat pengumuman ini menerusi satu video acah yang menarik untuk menarik perhatian peminat bagi pelancaran rasmi Kona dan Sonata sekaligus.Anda boleh lihat video acahnya di siniHyu

Mersita

Mersita

Oct 27, 2020

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

Leaked: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line – 290 PS and 8-speed DCT

Exactly one week ago, Hyundai pulled off the covers for the Elantra N Line and at the end of the article, Hyundai has said that the Sonata N Line will be launched in late 2020. Just a quick recap, the Elantra N Line is a 204 PS turbocharged sports sedan mated to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT. Looks like someone at Hyundai (or somewhere else) must’ve misread the memo and accidentally leaked some photos of the Sonata N Line online.According to Korean Car Blog (KCB), a

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 21, 2020

Hyundai Sonata gets N-plified with new N-Line equipment

Previously leaked on the internet, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line has officially made its official debut. Based on the 2019 Hyundai Sonata, the Sonata N-Line will play the role as the entry point to the N-Brand for Hyundai’s mid-size sedan line-up.Featuring a different grille, larger 19-inch wheels along with dual-twin exhausts and a rear diffuser, the Sonata N-Line cuts a sporty figure. The chrome strip running across the Sonata’s shoulders to the headlights also further emphasised

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 24, 2020

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

All-new Hyundai Sonata teased alongside Kona, debut in Malaysia soon?

A recent post by Hyundai-Sime Darby Motor (HSDM) previewing the upcoming Hyundai Kona has an interesting teaser, in the form of the all-new Hyundai Sonata.Yes, HSDM has teased the all-new Hyundai Sonata, hinting that they want a share of the D-segment market. Left-hand drive model picturedWhile we did spot the all-new Hyundai Sonata some time last year, that car belongs to Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), which has nothing to do with HSDM. This is due to the fact that HMC operates the 

Eric

Eric

Sep 4, 2020

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

There’s an 8th-gen Hyundai Sonata in Malaysia, but you can’t buy one

No, it's not going to be launched in Malaysia Looks classier in the metal Display unit not open to the publicThe Hyundai Sonata is a familiar name to Malaysians but unfortunately, the slowing demands for D-segment sedans made local distributor Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM), to discontinue this model.So, what is this eight-generation Hyundai Sonata doing on Malaysian soil? Well, it’s a display car owned by Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), which has nothing to do with HSDM. For the uninf

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 12, 2019

Hyundai Sonata serba baru diacah sebelah crossover Kona, bakal tiba di Malaysia?

Dalam satu imej acah Hyundai Kona yang di muat naik oleh Hyundai-Sime Darby Motor (HSDM), ada penampakkan sebuah sedan yang menarik di belakangnya, iaitu Hyundai Sonata serba baru.Nampaknya HSDM ingin memberi saingan di dalam sedan segmen D juga!Sonata versi pandu kiri.Penampakan model Hyundai Sonata baharu pernah kami temui tahun lepas, tetapi ia milik Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) yang tidak ada kaitan dengan HSDM.Ini kerana HMC mengendalikan operasi Hyundai Training Academy di Mutiara Damansara

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Sep 4, 2020

Rebiu: Hyundai Sonata 2021 (DN8), boleh kacau ‘market’ Camry, Accord dan Passat?

Sejarah Hyundai Sonata di Malaysia bermula dari model generasi kedua (Y2), tetapi model YF generasi keenam yang membuatkan model ini memenangi hati rakyat Malaysia.Hyundai Sonata generasi YF dengan bahasa reka bentuk "Fluidic Sculpture" dilihat lebih stailo berbanding Toyota Camry dan Honda Accord pada masa itu. Bahkan juga, harganya juga jauh lebih murah berbanding dua pesaingnya.Kini, Hyundai Sonata sudahpun berada pada generasi kelapan dengan reka bentuk dan juga trenkuasa baru, ada

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Jan 20, 2021

The X50's gatecrasher is here: Hyundai Kona launches tomorrow

It's been a long time coming - since KL International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2018 - but the Korean contender to the Proton X50, the Hyundai Kona, launches tomorrow. What do we know about the Kona?The Kona as driven in Malaysia.We've been charting it around its trips, from a first drive in New Zealand and closer to home, a preview and quick review in Malaysia. To recap, the B-segment SUV will have three variants at launch, with the range-topper having a different engine from the res

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 29, 2020

New 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe design revealed, it’s all about the lights

Hyundai Motor has unveiled the new 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe to the world. The SUV’s new sporty looks clearly continues on with Hyundai’s play with lights on the newly launched Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai Elantra.At the front, the Santa Fe now features a grille that dominates the entire front-end. Though the diamond shape grille is the main feature, it is the headlights that merge smoothly with the grille and the newly designed DRLs that catches the eye.As previously teased, the Santa Fe

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 3, 2020

Hyundai trademarks Staria in Malaysia

Hyundai Hexa Space Concept shownHyundai has quite an ambitious plan to recapture the ASEAN market. It is currently in the midst of building its Indonesian plant which will be the ASEAN hub and has a few models lined up, including some that will arrive in Malaysia.Hyundai Hexa Space Concept shownOne of those models is an MPV that will be facing off against the next-gen (front-wheel drive) Toyota Avanza/Perodua Alza. However, while Hyundai hasn’t announced its name officially, we found a few

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 8, 2020

2021 Hyundai Elantra launch party set on 10 December 2020! You're invited

In true Movement Control Order (MCO) fashion, Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) will launch the all-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra online via their official Hyundai Facebook page on 10 December 2020 at 11 am!The announcement of the virtual launch was made via a video that plays with the seventh-generation Elantra’s new design language.The Elantra is the third model that HSDM will launch via a Facebook livestream, following the launch of the Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Sonata back in October.HSDM has

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 8, 2020

2021 Hyundai Kona facelift teased! New sport-car like bonnet

Hyundai Motor Company is on a roll in the second half of 2020. Not only have they launched the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and unveiled the Hyundai Santa Fe facelift and Hyundai Elantra N-Line, but they have also now dropped teasers of the 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift.From what little we can see of the new B-segment SUV, the Kona will get a flatter bonnet giving it the illusion of a sports car. The Hyundai logo has also been moved onto the tip of the new clamshell bonnet, previously the logo was located o

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 26, 2020

Watch out Civic, Hyundai Malaysia teases 2021 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Malaysia has teased us with an image of the new Hyundai Elantra. Following the launch of the Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Sonata, it seems that Hyundai Malaysia is bringing in another addition to its current line-up.Known as the Hyundai Avante in South Korea and Singapore, the new Hyundai Elantra might be coming to our shores soon.Worldwide, the Elantra/Avante is available with several drivetrain options (gasoline, hybrid, LPG) but the Malaysian version will most likely be a 1.6-litre SmartS

Arif

Arif

Nov 23, 2020

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