We previously have talked about 8th era Hyundai Sonata gross sales circumstance and we currently spied the very first prototype. It is anticipated that the refreshed model will be introduced on April 2023 and nowadays our colleagues at Hitekro established a new rendering showing how the rear layout could appear. Ideas?
What we know so considerably?
The 8th technology Sonata (DN8) is struggling of sluggish sales. So a great deal that Hyundai now shut the Asan Plant line in which it’s build two instances this 12 months. When the Grandeur is providing like very hot cakes (also constructed in Asan) the Sonata previously losed its throne for the 1st time considering that its launch.
The Grandeur is obtaining its most effective minute, surpassing 10,000 units in a month to month foundation, as effectively as named as ‘Best Promoting Car’, Hyundai’s luxuriest sedan has accounted a full of 136,384 models from 386,095 units from January to June 2021.
Hyundai introduced an up to date 2021 Model Year in April, characterized by an expanded application of the structure of the existing Sonata Sensuous 1.6 Turbo (Sonata Sport) to the typical gasoline 2. design (they killed the fishy confront). Depite this alterations, the Sonata has not managed to get over.
In the checklist, you can see models that are now produced like PDeN PE (PD is i30, “e” is Europe, “N” is from N brand and “PE” signifies Product Enhancement) or IK F/L SB which is the G70 Taking pictures Brake, but there are models like the GN7 (New Grandeur), SU2i which is the Location for the indian marketplace or even the Elantra facelift or CN7 PE is now detailed.
On the other hand, the product has been battling and struggling of sluggish gross sales recording only 4,053 units in June as well as a 31% lower compared to the past yr. The Sonata is undertake the results of both Grandeur and Kia K5 (who bought nearly double in June) who have surpassed Sonata for the 1st time at any time.
Inside of Hyundai, the DN8 (internal codename) was admitted as a unsuccessful design, so then the business made the decision to skip a mid-cycle facelift in favor of a entire improve product that will get there in 2023. In contrast to first informations that said Hyundai will eliminate the Sonata and position IONIQ 6 in its place the two designs will coexist.
So that is why Hyundai made the decision to apply the similar program that labored for the Grandeur, instead of a facelift, start a complete alter model but primarily based in the identical system and a totally new style. This car has by now a codename “DN9”. And as you can see in the picture at the leading, that DN9a suggests the North American version.