All-New Hyundai Sonata Alabama Production Starts November 1st!
The all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan is set to go into production at the brand's Alabama assemblyplant on November 1st. The new car is longer, lower, and wider than before with a new standard powertrain and turbocharged I4 option. The turbo motor is the first production engine to include Continuous Variable Valve Duration which further enhances both economy and power. One of the many technology features added to Sonata is Hyundai's Digital Key system which puts many of the functions of a traditional keyfob on your phone and also includes a valet card. A trick feature is the ability to have the car drive itself into and out of a tight parking slot while the driver stands outside the car. During an initial drive, MotorWeek found the new Sonata to be very competent and smooth, with greatly reduced bump steer and body roll, yet never isolated from the pavement. Acceleration from the 1.6 turbo is impressive. Formal sales of the all new Sonata begin soon after production starts.