We previously have talked about 8th generation Hyundai Sonata gross sales problem and we now spied the very first prototype. It is anticipated that the refreshed product will be launched on April 2023 and currently our colleagues at Hitekro created a new rendering exhibiting how the rear design could search. Feelings?
What we know so significantly?
The 8th generation Sonata (DN8) is suffering of sluggish gross sales. So considerably that Hyundai now shut the Asan Plant line where it’s create two periods this calendar year. Even though the Grandeur is marketing like hot cakes (also built in Asan) the Sonata currently losed its throne for the very first time considering that its start.
The Grandeur is obtaining its very best moment, surpassing 10,000 models in a regular foundation, as properly as named as ‘Best Advertising Car’, Hyundai’s luxuriest sedan has accounted a total of 136,384 models from 386,095 units from January to June 2021.
Hyundai released an current 2021 Model 12 months in April, characterised by an expanded software of the design and style of the existing Sonata Sensuous 1.6 Turbo (Sonata Sport) to the normal gasoline 2. model (they killed the fishy encounter). Depite this changes, the Sonata has not managed to prevail over.
In the checklist, you can see models that are previously launched like PDeN PE (PD is i30, “e” is Europe, “N” is from N brand and “PE” indicates Product or service Enhancement) or IK F/L SB which is the G70 Capturing Brake, but there are types like the GN7 (New Grandeur), SU2i which is the Venue for the indian marketplace or even the Elantra facelift or CN7 PE is previously listed.
On the other hand, the design has been having difficulties and suffering of sluggish income recording only 4,053 units in June as perfectly as a 31% minimize in comparison to the final yr. The Sonata is undergo the achievements of equally Grandeur and Kia K5 (who sold nearly double in June) who have surpassed Sonata for the initially time ever.
Inside of Hyundai, the DN8 (inner codename) was admitted as a failed design, so then the enterprise made the decision to skip a mid-cycle facelift in favor of a entire change model that will arrive in 2023. Not like first informations that explained Hyundai will destroy the Sonata and spot IONIQ 6 as an alternative both styles will coexist.
So that is why Hyundai decided to use the similar program that worked for the Grandeur, as a substitute of a facelift, start a full alter product but primarily based in the exact same system and a wholly new design. This motor vehicle has already a codename “DN9”. And as you can see in the photo at the top, that DN9a suggests the North American model.