In the former category are items like newly sculpted skirting, LED headlamps and more chrome trim. In the substantive column we have that 5.0-liter, direct-injection V8 with 429 horsepower and an eight-speed automatic. They're good tweaks for a dark-horse sedan that's already an IIHS Top Pick at the best price-to-reward ratio around.
Nevertheless, we have to chide Hyundai for holding back on the originality. When the car was first introduced, we were told that its somewhat collated-from-other-cars styling was to give it a firmer basis for acceptance. To refresh the car with a BMW-like shifter and 7 Series exhaust tips (or Lexus, take your pick) comes off as a kind of design torpor that we know Hyundai is above – at least when it wants to be.
[Source: The Car Blogger]