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2012 Sonata achieves improved fuel economy estimates, incorporates more thoughtful and convenient technology and adds features to improve the overall vehicle experience.

NEW FEATURES

• Blue Link®, Hyundai's new full-service safety, service and
   infotainment telematics system, launches with 2012
   Sonata as a Standard feature
• Three-piece full panoramic sunroof Standard on Sonata
   Limited










• New larger seven-inch touchscreen navigation with HD Radio Technology
• Rear backup camera available on SE Navigation w/Sunroof package
• HVAC multi-mode button for navigation models - HVAC mode controls are divided up into
   three separate sections
• Base radio only — 1G flash drive added to base radio (GLS & SE) to improve voice recognition
  commands. Also allows ability to store MP3 music under "My Music" of up to 699MB.
• 6-disc CD changer on Limited deleted
• Camel Pearl exterior color deleted
• GLS Navigation package deleted
• Sonata 2.4 GDI A/T not only achieves best-in-class (35 mpg) Highway. For 2012, it also
   received an improved best-in-class City (24 mpg) and Combined fuel economy (28 mpg)
   according to EPA fuel economy estimates
• 2012 Sonata 2.0T also received an improved fuel economy rating and now achieves 34 mpg
   Highway (increased from 33 mpg on 2011 2.0T models)

 

EXTERIOR FEATURES

2012 Sonata front end styling exudes an elegant but sporty character through its refined and harmonized lines


• Chrome radiator grille (Limited and SE)
• GLS has bodycolor front grille with chrome
   surround and body-color hood garnish
• Front fog lights - Standard on SE and Limited
• Side mirror-mounted turn signal indicators
  (Standard on Limited only)



2012 Sonata rear end styling, with the raked roofline, conveys a four-door coupe aesthetic


• Standard chrome window belt moldings that
   extend into the front headlights
• Dual exhaust available on SE
• Standard shark-fin antenna







2012 Sonata SE takes on a genuine sporty, fun-to-drive character. Features include:



• Increased power to 200HP
• Unique sport-tuned suspension
• Firmer suspension bushings
• Sport seats featuring leather bolsters with
   cloth inserts
• 18-inch alloy wheels with Performance tires
• Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
• Dual exhaust





 

The 2.0T engine has Class Leading Horsepower, Torque, Fuel Economy and is available in SE and Limited models

  • The Sonata 2.0T Turbo is Hyundai’s first
        four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline
       direct-injection (GDI) engine
  • With a remarkable 34 mpg highway fuel
        economy rating, the 2.0-liter turbocharged
        gasoline direct-injection engine also delivers
        best-in-class 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of
        torque across a broad rpm range (1,750 rpm to
        4,500 rpm), giving the Sonata 2.0T four-cylinder
       more power than all competitive mid-size V6
       engines, all while using regular fuel
  • The 2.0T is a key part of Hyundai’s industry-
       leading Blue Drive fuel efficiency strategy



  • Intercooler with Air Guiding Duct (opening under front bumper)
        — Intercooler cools the incoming air—hot air does not burn as efficiently inside an engine, so
          to get optimum power output, the intercooler lowers the intake air temperature
        — Adding the Air Guiding Duct lowers the intake air temperature by 50 degrees fahrenheit.
          The lower intercooler temperature leads to higher performance, improved fuel economy
          and quicker engine response when accelerating
        — This is the first time this technology has been used in a production vehicle – and Hyundai
          patented this process
    •  2.0T Limited adds the SE’s 18-inch hyper silver alloy wheels and dual exhaust



    COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

    2012 Sonata features an interior that matches the exterior while not compromising comfort or convenience



  • 2.0T SE adds an upgraded fully automatic temperature control system and steering wheel-
       mounted paddle shifters



    Blue Link™ Telematics Platform

    Blue Link is an all-new telematics technology that offers enhanced connectivity, convenience and safety services. Blue Link sends — and receives — important, useful information. The system uses an enhanced cellular network, with automatic roaming, that optimizes connections. Blue Link will debut with all 2012 Sonatas and the 2012 Veloster. Availability will be expanded to include future Hyundai models.

    Blue Link incorporates more than 30 innovative connectivity functions and core safety services in three inclusive packages:
  • Assurance
  • Essentials (includes Assurance)
  • Guidance (includes Essentials)

    Blue Link Package Complimentary Blue Link Service Period Complimentary Blue Link with Automatic Renewal*
    Assurance 6 months 12 months
    Essentials 3 months 6 months
    Guidance 3 months 6 months
    * New owners may elect for Blue Link automatic renewal within the first 30 days of ownership


    Assurance Package
  • Automatic Collision Notification and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Report


    Essentials Package

    Convenience:
  • Remote Door Lock
  • Remote Door Unlock
  • Remote Horn & Lights
  • Remote Vehicle Start
  • Quick Tips
  • Location Sharing
  • Voice to Text Messaging

    Vehicle Self Diagnostics:
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification
  • Maintenance Alert
  • Recall Advisor
  • Service Link

    Safeguard:
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery
  • Stolen Vehicle Slowdown
  • Vehicle Immobilization
  • Valet Alert
  • Panic Notification
  • Alarm Notification
  • Geo-fence
  • Speed Alert
  • Curfew Alert


    Guidance Package

  • Point-of-Interest Search by Voice Recognition
  • Point-of-Interest Downloads
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Daily Route Guidance with Traffic Conditions
  • Traffic
  • Gas Station Locations and Gas Prices
  • Eco-Coach
  • Restaurant Ratings
  • Weather


    BlueLink Telematics Video Guide  

    Blue Link / Telematics Handbook     Blue Link Features Packages     

    Blue Link Options Operations Chart
        Blue Link consumer website   

    Blue Link Live! Dealer Training website

  • Product Links

    Accessories Brochure   Quick Reference Guide (Includes Sched. Maintenance)   

    Fast Facts     eBrochure     Video Reference Guide     Sonata Website


    POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGY

    2.4L GDI 4-cylinder engine is a segment leader in horsepower and highway fuel economy

    • Horsepower:
       — ULEV*  : 198 HP @ 6,300 rpm / 184 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm
           (GLS and Limited)
       — ULEV*  : 200 HP @ 6,300 rpm / 186 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm (SE)
       — PZEV**: 190 HP @ 6,300 rpm / 179 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm
          (GLS and Limited)
    • Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
    • Aluminum block and head
    • DOHC 16 valve
    • Dual Camshaft Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)
    • Twin balance shafts
    • Hydraulic motor mounts


      2012
    Sonata
    2011 Camry 2011 Accord 2011 Altima 2011 Fusion 2011
    Malibu
    Engine 2.4L I4 2.5L I4 2.4L I4 2.5L I4 2.5L I4 2.4L I4
    Horsepower 198 @ 6300* 169 @ 6000 177 @ 6500 175 @ 5600 175 @ 6000 169 @ 6400
    Torque 184 @ 4250* 167 @ 4100 161 @ 4300 180 @ 3900 172 @ 4500 160 @ 4500
    Specific Output (HP/Liter) 82.5 67.6 73.8 70.0 70.0 70.4
    Fuel economy (A/T) 24/35* 22/32 23/34 23/32 23/33 22/33

    *  ULEV - Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle
    **PZEV - Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle - available in specific markets


    2.0L Turbo GDI 4-cylinder engine provides V6 power but with 4-cylinder fuel economy

    • Horsepower: 274 HP @ 6,000 rpm
    • Torque: 269 lb-ft @ 1,750-4,500 rpm
    • Twin-scroll turbo charger design recovers even
       more energy from the exhaust than a single-
       scroll turbocharger
    • Gasoline direct injection (GDI)
    • Aluminum block and head
    • DOHC 16 valve
    • Dual Camshaft Continuously Variable Valve
       Timing (D-CVVT)
    • Twin balance shafts and hydraulic motor mounts


    The twin-scroll turbo system design minimizes turbocharger lag while maximizing combustion efficiency and power output. Benefits include:

    • Improved combustion efficiency
    • Low engine-speed efficiency - minimize turbo lag
    • Kinetic exhaust gas energy is not wasted or trapped
    • Cooler cylinder temperatures
    • Lower exhaust temperatures
    • Leaner air/fuel ratio - loweremissions and improved
       fuel economy
    • Better pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and
       more efficient delivery of exhaust gas
      energy to the turbocharger's turbine

    Compared to competitors best V6:
  • 10% better fuel economy
  • 4% more torque

      2012 Sonata 2011 Camry 2011 Accord 2011 Altima 2011 Fusion 2011 Malibu
    Engine 2.0L
    Turbo I4
    3.5L V6 3.5L V6 3.5L V6 3.5L V6 3.6L V6
    Horsepower 274 @ 6000 268 @ 6200 271 @ 6200 270 @ 6000 263 @ 6250 252 @ 6300
    Torque 269 @ 1750-4500 248 @ 4700 254 @ 5000 258 @ 4400 249 @ 4500 251 @ 3200
    Specific Output (HP/Liter) 137.0 76.6 77.4 77.1 75.0 70.0
    Power-to-Weight Ratio 12.2 12.9 13.1 12.4 12.8 13.6
    Fuel Economy (City/Hwy/Combined) 22/34/26 20/29/23 20/30/24 20/27/23 18/27/21 17/26/20

     

    ADVANCED SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

    2012 Sonata has unsurpassed standard safety features in the midsize car segment

    Abundant standard safety features
    • Six airbags
       — Front, Front side-impact, and Side air curtain airbags
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) w/Traction
       Control System (TCS)
    • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
      — Helps maintain vehicle steering control
      — While braking under slippery road conditions
          (e.g. ice, snow, rain)
      — During emergency braking situations under
          any road conditions
    • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
      — Balances braking forces at each wheel when
          the car is dynamically loaded
    • Brake Assist (BA)
      — Assists driver to provide maximum ABS-level
          braking force when an emergency stop is detected
      — Effectively reduces emergency stopping distance
    • 4-sensor, 4-channel system
       — Brake force applied independently to each wheel
    • Active front head restraints
       — Anti-whiplash system
    • Seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
    • 4-wheel disc brakes

    NHTSA Crash Test Overall Front
    Driver
    Front Passenger Side Front Seat Side Rear Seat Rollover
    2011 Sonata and Hybrid
    2011 Toyota Camry


    Standard Features 2012 Sonata 2011 Camry 2011 Accord 2011 Altima 2011 Malibu 2011 Fusion
    Standard Airbags 6 7 6 6 6 6
    Active Front Head Restraints Yes No Yes Yes No No
    ESC and TCS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    ABS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    EBD w/Brake Assist Yes Yes Yes EBD
    only
    Yes Yes
    Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Yes Yes Yes No Yes No

  • Product Overview


    Sonata will offer an unprecedented combination of stylish and eco-friendly design, fuel efficiency, technology, safety and value.

    Dynamic and Eco-friendly Design
    •  Stylish and modern coupe-like exterior and advanced interior design
    •  Designed to add a new dimension of style and luxury in addition to Hyundai's strong reliability
       and value proposition
    •  Eco-friendly components such as soy-based foam for seats
    •  Maintains "Class-above" large car EPA interior volume

    Powerful, Clean and Efficient Powertrains
    •  Class-leading horsepower and fuel economy for each powertrain
        — 2.4L GDI w/200 HP and 24 city/35 highway (26 combined MPG)— compared to competitors
            4-cylinder models
        — 2.0L Turbo GDI w/274 HP and 22 city/34 highway (26 combined MPG)— compared to
           competitors V6 models
    •  Standard six-speed automatic transmission (M/T and A/T) with available paddle shifters

    Technology
    •  1st vehicle in its segment with standard integrated Bluetooth hands-free phone
    •  1st vehicle in its segment with factory-installed HD Radio Technology with multicasting
    •  1st vehicle in its segment with XM NavTraffic and XM Data Services: Stock, Weather and
       Sports
    •  Navigation available on SE and Limited trim levels

    Exceptional level of Standard Safety Features
    •  NHTSA 5-star overall Crash Test Rating
    •  IIHS Top Safety Pick

    Quality and reliability backed by America's Best Warranty

    Who's Buying Sonata

    •  Virtually everyone can be a Sonata buyer
    •  It appeals to Camry and Accord shoppers who are looking for better value
    •  It appeals to domestic shoppers who want more style
    •  The new Sonata works for families and singles

    Why They Buy

    •  Exceptional level of standard safety equipment
    •  Powerful, clean and efficient engine
    •  "Class-above" interior volume with 120.2 cubic feet
    •  Outstanding value
    •  Leading warranty - "America's Best Warranty"


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