History of Sonata began in 1988, when a first generation was presented to it models. In three years a car was subjected by restyling. Now first generation already abysmally outdated, his design and technical descriptions look primitively and undignified. But overall, the car is very, very good.
Originally all Hyundai Sonata went out with Â«gluttonousÂ» enough 4-cylinder injector engines the swept volume 1,8, 2,0 and 2,35 L. (last - for the North-American market) and by power from 99 to 117 LR accordingly.
At the end of 1989 on Sonata I began to set the powerful 3-with a capacity of one the L. 146-strong engine of Mitsubishi V6 72, able to disperse a car to 200 km/h. An acceleration occupied to 100 km/h 10,5 seconds.
The second generation of Sonata goes out in 1993. A car turned out far more beautiful and tidier than the predecessor. Comfortable seats became softer, notably a review became better from a driving place, adjusted a pendant.
The third on an account generation of Sonata appears in 1996. The distinguishing feature of this model a high level of comfort is, foremost, for small money. A car has imposing sizes and spacious salon. Possesses quite good divisibility, but smoothness of motion ideal naming is impossible â€“ the irregularities Sonata shudders - and it shows.
In 2001 of wide public showed the fifth generation of Sonata. In spite of obvious connection of times, a novelty is felt in a car. The specialists of Hyundai exposed to his cardinal changes. A modern design and last technologies allowed to create a competitive car different harmonious and actual for the motor-car market of that time appearance. A car caused large interest and was in demand for customers. And the cost factor is not the last surprise of the creators.
The heart of Sonata V can be or 2-with a capacity of one the L. 4-cylinder row engine by power of 131 hp, or 2,7-with a capacity of one the L. V6/178 hp. A power aggregate is made out of aluminum alloy, it is easy enough therefore, and also, that not insignificantly economical.
At choice offered five speed mechanical gear-boxes and a four-speed automatic H-Matic that also will allow commuting transmissions by hand, without participation of coupling mechanisms.
Summing up all above-stated it is possible to say that Sonata is a car, different stylish appearance, rich acquisition and powerful engine. The sixth generation of Sonata was presented in 2004 in Paris.