Hyundai on Friday revealed to the South its all-new 2020 Sonata, its longest-standing and most successful model, at the 49th Miami International Auto Show.
The eighth-generation Sonata has also begun production at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) in Montgomery, and retail sales begin later in November.
“The Southern Region is one of Hyundai’s fastest growing and most valued markets,” said Steve Flood, regional general manager, Hyundai Motor America. “We’re proud to debut the all-new Sonata at the Miami International Auto Show on the same day it begins production.”
The 2020 Sonata has a sporty four-door-coupe look that represents Hyundai’s new focus on creating emotional value using proportion, styling, and technology. It is the first model to be based on Hyundai’s new, innovative vehicle platform, which delivers increased strength and reduced weight to enable improvements in design, safety, efficiency and driving performance. The car uses an extensive application of advanced technologies to boost comfort, convenience and active safety.
“The Sonata holds a special significance for our company as one of the longest-standing and most successful models in the global market,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, product, corporate and digital planning for Hyundai Motor America. “The 2020 Sonata is a fully transformed vehicle packed with advanced personalization technology, a new platform and an array of safety technologies. We are confident that our customers will be pleasantly surprised by this innovative new model.”
HMMA is an independent manufacturing operation of Hyundai Motor Company, based in Seoul, Korea. HMMA currently produces the 2019 Sonata and Elantra sedans and the Santa Fe sport utility vehicle. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide and nearly half of those sold in the U.S. are built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.