Last month at the LA Auto Show
, Hyundai America CEO John Krafcik
told us that the 2010 Hyundai Sonata will debut next November in LA with the hybrid
version coming the following year. Weight reduction will be a major part of the new Sonata program. A speculative rendering has turned up of what the new Sonata might look like. Hyundai hasn't given us any hints about the car's design
, but this drawing looks plausible. It draws heavily on the new Genesis sedan with a lower sleeker roof-line that looks much like the Volkswagen CC. The hybrid version will use Hyundai's new BlueHybrid powertrain
with a 2.4L four cylinder and a lithium polymer battery.
[Source: Global Motors