A South Korean automobile company, Hyundai has unveiled a made-in-Nigeria remodelled midsized Sonata family sedan with standard and accessible features.
Assembled locally at the Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited (HMNL) plant in Lagos, the 2018 Sonata equipped with proximity key with push-button start, power driver’s seat as well as shiftronic gear system with courtesy door lamps.
The car is also equipped with rear parking sensors/back warning camera, engine immobiliser and perceptible front grill among others.
Hyundai Motors Nigeria said “it has enhanced the Sonata’s package with better value proposition to keep it fresh against increasing competent rivals.”
Its Head of Sales and Marketing, Gaurav Vashisht told auto reporters at the launch of the new Sonata that almost every exterior element of the car has been reworked, beginning from the forward A-pillars.
He said Hyundai has also thoroughly reworked the rear side, which now incorporates new trunked-lid, taillights and rear bumper with a marginally adapted interior that plagiarizes high-end cars’ centre stack though retaining its intuitive layout knobs and controls of higher quality feel and a new three-spoke steering wheel.
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata, he explained, is available in six trim levels, but only the Elite SE 2.0L and Elite SE 2.4L variants, which are already in designated HMNL showrooms, will be marketed locally.
Standard features on both models include front wheel drive, a rear lip spoiler, cruise control, full power accessories, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, automatic control/rear air-conditioning vents, luxury leather seats and a 60/40 split-folding seatback.
Technology features however include Bluetooth connectivity, a CD player, radio, automatic headlights, rear view camera, a 5-inch LCD display, USB port and an auxiliary audio input and Hyundai Security System.