Monday, August 16, 2010

The 2010 Hunydai Sonata Sedan Test Drive Diary

  • Last weekend , i am eager to find out everythings about this new Sonata model and i finally got into it. 
  • Is a Mid Size Executive Sedan catergory.
  • The 1st impression when you look at the car is " Mercedes Benz  CLS's Cousin"!!!  I just ask for a test drive and without waiting  too long we were out on the road.
  • Overall i feel that this is a better looking Hunydai car so far , i mean all this while all the design is base on oriental's concept untill they get some outsider to asist them.
  • The cockpit give you a grand , luxury and very european style.Without warning it is actually designed by the Mercedes Benz and BMW design team.From steering , dashboard , center console , the glass roof top , retractable or power roof ,push to start button , drive train and etc.
  • All this features has been reimplement or revolutionized Hunydai image and status for this very moment and all this development costs USD372 million.
  • Performance wise i find this 2.0 Litre version is a bit slow when accelerating , cornering is attachable , steering grips feel so far so good.
  • Cabin space is comfortable , luxury touchs of the leather , head and legs room is sufficient and Luggage cargo is  adequate as well. 
  • Gear oil only changed and service every 100,000KM it unbelievable and the runiing cost for normal service is below RM200.00.  
  • Engine capacity and layout : 2.0 Litre ( 163bhp )Price RM143.880K or Basic Spec is RM135K , 2.0 Litre V6 Turbo ( 274bhp ), 2.4 Litre ( 198bhp )RM163K all model are FWD.
  • Closest Rival : Toyota Camry 2.0L , 2.4L and Honda Accord 2.4L.  
  • contact your nearest Hunydai dealer.                                                                                                                                               Verdict :
  • The Good
  •  Striking look 
  •  good price                          
  •  charming  gadget

         The Bad
  • Look alike Mercedes Benz CLS 
  •  too much investmnet for this car  
  • doubtfull of Hunydai engineering's reliability.                                                                                                                                                       


Marcjan Minipassion - 1:43 said...

It look's so European...

Kin said...

Hi Marjan,
As what i comment on this car early on.Yes!!! It really looks like Mercedes Benz CLS but only smaller.
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