Hyundai Motor India Ltd. announced the price of the all new ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ Sonata this week, the manual transmission at Rs 18,52,979 and the automatic transmission at Rs 20,61,272 (prices are ex-showroom Delhi).

The new Sonata is one of the most awarded cars. In the USA it recently received the ‘2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick’ Award. In 2011 it was feted with prestigious awards like the NHTSA’s ‘5 Star Crash Test Rating’, ‘Best Car to Buy 2011’ and the ‘International Car of the Year’ (ICOTY) awards.

Hyundai Sonata launched at the 11th Auto Expo

The sixth generation Sonata has a roster of features including rear seat ventilation, front seat warmers, high intensity Xenon head lamps, cruise control, paddle shift, 10-way adjustable power seat with lumbar support and a 4-way power adjustable front co-driver seat, rear view camera and smart key with push button start.

Safety features include 6 airbags, electronic stability program (ESP) with traction control system (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).

New Hyundai Sonata at the 11th Auto Expo 2012 : Rear

The Sonata comes with only the 2.4 liter GDi petrol engine which is mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions. GDi technology results in enhanced performance and fuel efficiency as the high pressure fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber.

Ride and handling are influenced by Amplitude Selective Damper ASD, resulting in improved driving comfort says Hyundai.

“The all new Sonata powered by our GDi engine offers best-in-class features. Competitively priced the Sonata offers a stylish new choice to the premium customer,” Mr. B S Seo, Managing Director and CEO, HMIL said. Post the Sonata’s launch in January this year the company has received a large number of enquiries.