Spotlight: What New Features You Can Expect to See in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco

The term “all-new” gets thrown around quite often in the auto world, largely to describe new generations of models that have modified appearances and improved powertrains. But the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata will include two major options that are completely different from anything available in the outgoing model.

The 2015 Sonata is receiving one major update inside the cabin and another underneath the hood — the second-generation Blue Link telematics system and an economic engine option. Both features will revolutionize the driver experience in different ways. Let’s look further at how exactly it will do this:

Next-Generation Blue Link: As we touched on in an earlier post, the second-generation Blue Link telematics system has a number of capabilities designed to make drivers’ lives easier no matter where they are. And it accomplishes this by behaving a lot like your smartphone. With Google-powered, voice-activated Destination Search, Bluetooth connectivity and music streaming, Blue Link will be able to keep you connected and entertained while directing you to any location.

Second-Generation Blue Link

And to make life even better, it will be able to improve your comfort inside the cabin, too. Remote climate control, for instance, enables you to set the cabin to optimal driving conditions before you start your drive, and the remote defroster provides optimal driving conditions during cold weather. Not a bad combination to have!

2015 Sonata Eco: Hyundai recently announced the availability of a 1.6-liter turbocharged Gamma four-cylinder engine option, which will power the 2015 Sonata Eco. The Gamma engine is projected to generate an impressive 177 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. But a 10 percent fuel economy jump is really what stands out, helping the all-new Sonata Eco return up to 38 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city.

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