The 2021 Hyundai Sonata is loaded with the addition of the new 19-inch wheels, Pirello P Zero Tires, and the digital key. With the new digital key, you can lock and unlock your car from your smartphone. I will go in detail of that when I review the specifications and price of the 2021 Hyundai Sonata in Nigeria.
The 19-inch wheels and Tires
Hyundai upgraded the wheel of the Sonata to 19-inches, aside from the new wheels, they merged it with 245/40 R19 Pirelli P Zero tires. The new configurations are now standard on the turbocharged SEL Plus trim.
According to the company “P-Zero All-Season tires are for driving enthusiasts who want a combination of a performance appearance, responsive handling, and durability along with all-season traction, including in light snow”.
Another notable upgrade is the addition of the Safe Exit Warning [SEW] to SEL, SEL Plus, and Limited trim. The SEW makes use of existing blind spot radar sensors to automatically warn the driver and passengers if oncoming traffic is detected when parallel parked.
An audible warning and a pop-up message in the cluster to ‘Watch for Traffic’ help to prevent back-seat passengers from stepping out into traffic.
Notable features of the P-Zero season tires
- Inner block winter siping technology improves snow traction performance (Siping is the process of cutting thin slits across the surface of a tire to improve traction for driving in snowy, wet, or icy conditions)
- Variable size tread design minimizes noise inside the Sonata SEL Plus Circumferential grooves improve safety in aquaplaning situations
- Lateral siping to maximize cornering performance an dry grip while providing aquaplaning resistance
- The PIRELLI NOISE CANCELLING SYSTEM™ (PNCS) reduces the noise inside the vehicle thanks to a sound-absorbing device applied to the inside circumferential wall of the tire.
2021 Hyundai Sonata Powertrain
Two variants of Smartstream gasoline powertrains are available in the 2021 Sonata. The engine variants include 2.5 MPI/GDI and a 1.6 T-GDI engine, both are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Smartstream G 2.5 GDI engine is made to produce high-efficiency combustion, cooled EGR, and an optimized ITMS cooling system. This engine can provide 191 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 181 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm.
The Smartstream G 1.6 T-GDI produces 180 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 – 4,500 rpm. This is achieved by its world-first Continuously Valve Duration [CVVD] system.
Entertainment and communication.
Following the release of the 2021 Sonata, we have noticed so many advancements in the entertainment system. I was wowed when I got a wave of the new advancements. They include a panoramic sunroof, electric parking brake, hands-free smart trunk, Qi high-speed wireless smartphone charging pad with cooling fan, standard Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto®, Text-to-Speech via Bluetooth®, heated and ventilated front seats.
Coming to the infotainment, the top-of-the-line audio and navigation display is a wide, high-definition, customizable, 10.25-inch touchscreen monitor with split screens and natural language, and cloud-based speech recognition powered by Blue Link, while the cluster display is a full 12.3 inches.
The display accommodates 4 views, they include utility, driver assistance, navigation, and parking assistance. Its navigation system includes a bird’s-eye view in Navigation maps, and drivers get HERE HD Traffic flow and incident data without ever paying for a subscription. Dual Bluetooth support is also available, so two devices can be paired at the same time—one for phone calls and one for streaming audio.
Global Pricing of the 2021 Hyundai Sonata
The MSRP of a 2021 Hyundai Sonata is priced from $20,000 to $30,000.
Price of 2021 Toyota Hyundai Sonata in Nigeria
Coming to Nigeria, the price won’t be the same as the MSRP, the price of 2021 Hyundai Sonata in Nigeria will range from 14,000,000 to 25,000,000 Naira.
Note: The price covers both customs duty and other taxes.