Despite receiving a host of improvements for the 2014 model year, the next-generation Hyundai Sonata is right around the corner. During a technical briefing today, Hyundai's North American CEO, John Krafcik, confirmed to Autoblog that the 2015 Sonata will debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show in April.

The Sonata will be one of Hyundai's three major launches coming in the first half of 2014. First will be the 2015 Genesis sedan, which will bow at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, and also coming in 2014 is a new fuel-cell vehicle from Hyundai.

Despite the current Sonata's age relative to key rivals, it's still doing rather well for Hyundai. Krafcik told us that the sedan currently has a 42-day dealer supply, which is lower than its fresher competitors. The nipped/tucked 2014 Sonata should help keep that momentum going until this all-new 2015 model arrives next year.


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      Dedrick Love
      • 1 Year Ago
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        @Dedrick Love
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      Black Dyanmite
      • 1 Year Ago
      This mule looks light years better designed/styled than the new Genesis already, which undermines the Genesis' value. BD
      marv.shocker
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thought it was a Ford Fusion. Seriously.
        Billy Farmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @marv.shocker
        when the fusion came out , i thought it was a Hyundai sonata as it has the same style language the sonata started using before the new fusion came out
        leo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @marv.shocker
        looks a bit like it, but still enugh camo in there to not be able to conclude, i say it's Fusion + Altima (altima in how the line on the side of the hood comes together at the headlights... still only speculation of course
      Timo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a Fusion.
      kvnceleste
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car will look great!
      npier598
      • 1 Year Ago
      In order to be a truly world-class competitor, the new Sonata (unlike the current model) must: -Actually achieve what will no doubt be impressive EPA numbers -Improve ride, handling, and chassis characteristics to have a supple but well-controlled ride -Ace the IIHS small overlap test -Be styled with lines that will age more gracefully (it appears to be) -Be fitted with better OEM tires (not Kumho, Nexen junk)
        bK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @npier598
        Thats if they are trying to be world class competitors. They're more busy thinking about cutting costs and volume sales by suckering customers with false advertisement and shoddy internals.
      petemason
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks pretty svelte and stylish judging by the pictures. This could very well turn out to be a game-changer for the mid-size segment.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really hope they take the waves out of the grille and fix the derpy headlights. If that gaping hole in the grille is actually an overstyled piece they just took out for testing/camo, I will be disappointed. As far as I can tell, the rest of the car looks promising.
        andrite36
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Winnie Jenkems
        l agree. Derpy. Good word for an indescribable charecter flaw.
      Debbie
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish they would make it available with a manual transmission. I won't drive anything but.
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      Christopher
      • 11 Months Ago
      Why does everyone always want to say every new car design looks like a Fusion? The Sonata and Fusion looks NOTHING alike people...wake the hell UP !!
      Christopher
      • 11 Months Ago
      I bought a 2013 Sonata, and I agree with IOWATONY, it does have terrible resale value...If I didn't put the amount of money down on it, I would have been 1,000's in negative equity, best advice....GET A DAMN GOOD DEAL !!
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