According to AutoWeek, the all-new 2006
Hyundai Sonata is stealing sales away left and right from its Japanese competition, mainly the Camry, Accord and
Altima. The new Sonata is expected to increase its sales in 2005 to 150,000 units, up from 107,189 units in 2004. While
the Camry sold 426,990 units last year alone (it was the number three best seller in the U.S. behind the F-150 and
Silverado), it's quite possible the car won't reach that number again this year as more consumers realize a V6 Sonata
can be had for the same price as a Camry with a four-cylinder.
This article is rather apropos as we're expecting a 2006 Hyundai Sonata to arrive in the Autoblog Garage today. I should know better to speak before we have the keys in hand, but we're really pumped to see if the Sonata truly is the sweet song critics claim.
[Update - it arrived!]