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(File pix) Hyundai today unveiled the 2020 Sonata at the 49th Miami International Auto Show and also began production of the model at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA). Photo courtesy of Hyundai

KUALA LUMPUR: Hyundai today unveiled the 2020 Sonata at the 49th Miami International Auto Show and also began production of the model at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA).

Hyundai Motor America regional general manager Steve Flood said: “We’re proud to debut the all-new Sonata at the Miami International Auto Show on the same day it begins production.

“Hyundai is committed to building quality vehicles that surpass the expectations of both new and current customers throughout both the Southeast and across the US.”

The 2020 Sonata is the first sedan designed with Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design language.

It is a fully transformed vehicle showcasing a sporty four-door-coupe look and represents Hyundai’s new focus on creating emotional value using proportion, styling, and technology.

It embodies the evolution of a new Hyundai design theme — a portfolio of vehicles that, like chess pieces on a board, look and behave differently, each with a clear role and function, but together exemplify a cohesive team.

The latest Sonata is the first model to be based on Hyundai’s new, innovative vehicle platform, which delivers increased strength and reduced weight to enable improvements in design, safety, efficiency and driving performance.

The car uses an extensive application of advanced technologies to boost comfort, convenience and active safety.

“The Sonata holds a special significance for our company as one of the longest-standing and most successful models in the global market,” said Mike O’Brien, vice-president, product, corporate and digital planning for Hyundai Motor America.

“The 2020 Sonata is a fully transformed vehicle packed with advanced personalisation technology, a new platform and an array of safety technologies.

“We are confident that our customers will be pleasantly surprised by this innovative new model.”

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