We by now have talked about 8th era Hyundai Sonata profits condition and we already spied the initial prototype. It is expected that the refreshed model will be introduced on April 2023 and these days we have new spy shots of the inside absolutely undisguised. Thoughts?
What we know so far?
The 8th generation Sonata (DN8) is struggling of sluggish profits. So substantially that Hyundai now closed the Asan Plant line where by it is make two situations this calendar year. Though the Grandeur is selling like incredibly hot cakes (also created in Asan) the Sonata already losed its throne for the to start with time given that its launch.
The Grandeur is possessing its finest second, surpassing 10,000 models in a month-to-month basis, as nicely as named as ‘Best Selling Car’, Hyundai’s luxuriest sedan has accounted a total of 136,384 models from 386,095 units from January to June 2021.
Hyundai launched an current 2021 Product Calendar year in April, characterized by an expanded application of the layout of the existing Sonata Sensuous 1.6 Turbo (Sonata Sport) to the typical gasoline 2. product (they killed the fishy confront). Depite this improvements, the Sonata has not managed to overcome.
In the listing, you can see designs that are currently unveiled like PDeN PE (PD is i30, “e” is Europe, “N” is from N model and “PE” usually means Products Enhancement) or IK F/L SB which is the G70 Taking pictures Brake, but there are versions like the GN7 (New Grandeur), SU2i which is the Venue for the indian current market or even the Elantra facelift or CN7 PE is already shown.
On the other hand, the product has been having difficulties and struggling of sluggish product sales recording only 4,053 models in June as very well as a 31% lower in comparison to the last 12 months. The Sonata is endure the good results of both Grandeur and Kia K5 (who bought nearly double in June) who have surpassed Sonata for the very first time ever.
Inside of Hyundai, the DN8 (internal codename) was admitted as a unsuccessful product, so then the corporation decided to skip a mid-cycle facelift in favor of a whole alter model that will get there in 2023. In contrast to very first informations that reported Hyundai will get rid of the Sonata and position IONIQ 6 in its place both of those designs will coexist.
So that is why Hyundai made the decision to apply the exact approach that labored for the Grandeur, as a substitute of a facelift, launch a entire change model but centered in the exact system and a wholly new structure. This automobile has already a codename “DN9”. And as you can see in the photo at the best, that DN9a suggests the North American model.