Sonata Features

Fluidic sculpture

The Sonata’s design is stunning. The organic flowing lines that create its aesthetic look are based on Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design philosophy. Complementing these fluid lines are the front Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) that mirror the flowing shape of the Sonata’s front grille, which is set in chrome on all models.


Panoramic Sunroof

Let the light shine in while all your passengers enjoy panoramic sky views. The Sonata’s audacious glass roof creates a true sense of space. The electronic-controlled centre panel can be opened or tilted partly open (Limited model only). 
*Tan Interior not available in New Zealand

Proximity Key

When you’re carrying your work bags or shopping, finding your car key can be a juggling act. With the proximity key in your pocket, the Sonata recognises you, making life easier as you can unlock or lock the Sonata without having to take the key from your pocket or bag. (Elite & Limited models only).

Alloy Wheels

The Sonata offers two distinctive and eye-catching wheel options. All alloys feature modern, tasteful designs and are fabricated using the strongest, most durable aluminium alloy. All grades of Sonata carry a full-size alloy spare wheel.

SONATA EXTERIOR COLOURS

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Aurora Black Pearl

Clear White

Ion Silver

Pantera Grey

Remington Red

ADVANCED AUDIO SYSTEM AND SATELLITE NAVIGATION SYSTEM

Take your music with you wherever the road takes you. The Sonata’s high-quality sound system accurately reproduces your favourite music through six optimally tuned high-performance speakers. You can also stream music directly from your Bluetooth-compatible smart phone or media device. Reduce the stress of finding your destination using the high-tech Satellite Navigation system on the Elite & Limited model's. Loaded with HERE MAPS New Zealand street maps to help you find your way, it also incorporates SUNA™ GPS Live Traffic Updates, which offer you upto- the-minute information on traffic incidents.

SPACIOUS SEATING

Shoulder, leg and headroom is exceptional, adding extra comfort to the airy, high-quality ambience of the Sonata. The Sonata Elite models feature luxurious leather on the seats, door trim, centre console, as well as the steering wheel and gearshift trim on all Sonata models. With 60:40 split rear seats on all models, you can create a number of seating arrangements to accommodate your passengers and luggage.

(Finishes specified as leather contain a combination of genuine leather, polyurethane leather (leather substitute) and man-made materials).

INTEGRATED MEMORY SEATING
 (IMS)

Maintain the same seating comfort every time you drive. You can save two different seating positions and switch between them with the touch of a button. The integrated memory system ensures your seat will automatically return to your position the next time you hop in to drive. (Elite & Limited models only).

FRONT AND REAR HEATED SEATS

All good so far? We’re just warming up. The Sonata Elite & Limited models provide the option of high-speed heating (26-degrees in three minutes) for the seats of both front and rear passengers, so that you can remain cosy inside regardless of the temperatures outside.

BLUETOOTH HANDS FREE PHONE SYSTEM

This is available on all Sonata models so you can safely talk on your phone while driving. Enjoy your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone and the multimedia sound system – all of which you have complete control over via the steering wheel-mounted controls. The stereo mutes itself when a call comes in and is compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled phones.

ELECTRIC PARK BRAKE

The new-style parking brake allows you to apply and release the brake with a convenient single touch. There’s also an auto hold button that when switched on automatically applies the brakes when you stop. Then when you turn off the ignition, auto hold automatically puts the handbrake on. (Elite & Limited models only)

HEATED STEERING WHEEL

A great feature and it will be much appreciated on a freezing New Zealand winter’s morning when your hands need to be warm enough to grip the leather steering wheel safely (Elite & Limited models only).

FINGERTIP CONTROLS

The Sonata multifunction steering wheel puts everything you need at your fingertips. Manage your music, answer and end phone calls and adjust the cruise control without taking your hands off the wheel.

DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL AIR-CONDITIONING

Air conditioning is standard across the Sonata range because, let’s face it, there’s nothing constant about our weather. So just dial up your personal comfort zone for any journey. What’s more, the automatic dual zone climate control on Elite & Limited models means staying at the temperature you want is something you won’t even have to think about. How cool is that?

SUPERVISION CLUSTER

The updated supervision cluster on the Sonata Elite models feature a Liquid Crystal Display. You’ll find it nestled in the centre of the gauge cluster. Bright and easily readable, its soft, cool blue lighting is cleverly designed to be easy on your eyes and reduce fatigue (Elite & Limited Models Only).

6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

The Sonata’s automatic 6-speed transmission maximises every drop of fuel as well as performance. 

PETROL 2.4 LITRE GDI ENGINE

To produce more power with exceptional fuel economy, both Sonata engines are small and lightweight, but extremely durable. The 2.4 GDi engine delivers 138 kW of power and 241 Nm of torque.

PETROL 2.0 LITRE TURBO ENGINE

The 2.0 litre turbo engine produces 180kW of power and a whopping 350 Nm of torque. Talk about a power and efficiency combo.

BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD)

The Sonata will detect other vehicles located in your blind spots and give you an audible warning to let you know they are there if you indicate to manoeuvre into a new lane. It also detects vehicles that approach at high speed from the rear of the Sonata and gives you warning signals (Limited models only).

SIX AIRBAGS

For greater peace of mind, there are six airbags on all models: dual front, dual side and dual front-to-rear roof curtain airbags. Front passengers also have active head restraints, which provide better neck support by moving forward instantaneously in the event of a rear-end collision. 

5-STAR ANCAP SAFETY RATING

The Hyundai Sonata has been tested and awarded the highest possible safety ANCAP rating with 5-Stars, assuring uncompromising safety to the driver and passengers.

RAIN-SENSING WIPER SYSTEM

One less thing to worry about – whenever rain drops are detected on the windscreen of Elite & Limited models, the rain-sensitive wipers spring into action to make light work of the heaviest downpour. Let it rain, let it hose down – you’re sorted.

ISOFIX CHILD SEAT ANCHOR POINTS

The Sonata is designed to keep Kiwi families as safe as possible, with three tether child seat anchor points in the rear and ISOFIX child seat anchor points on rear outside seats.