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Power Of Dreams
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-12-2019 19:05
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Hyundai, at least to me, has consistently put forth good ideas in cars but always loses something in execution. Seems like it's gonna happen again.
JeffX
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-13-2019 14:01
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NealX wrote:
Some "N" speculation:




That looks pretty sharp.

I wish Honda would do a "Sleeper R" package for the Accord sedan. I'd trade my Type R in a heartbeat.

K20C1 (306hp). 19" wheels, 6MT OR 10AT. LSD either way. Adjustable dampers. +R mode. Exact chassis tuning of the CTR (at least to provide same feel/ride quality), huge brakes, etc. Muted styling - a small bit of functional aero is fine, but keep it toned down.

CivicSi99
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-13-2019 14:15
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longhorn
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-13-2019 21:22
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Funny, the previous generation design that woke up the automakers to styling wise did not play well back home in Korea. That is why the present gen was watered down to satisfy the Korean more conservative tastes. Good to see Hyundai realize it was a mistake and push the envelope again.
fishchan
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-13-2019 21:34
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No.

I like how the hood go all the way to the front tho.

chhan02
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-14-2019 18:32
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fishchan wrote:
No.

I like how the hood go all the way to the front tho.


Looks like they took design cues from the Vantage in the front.

NealX
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-25-2019 12:46
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Some live images and laser-etched, graduated DRLs:










Fine overall. I do appreciate that it has a "lean' look or lightness.

Potenza
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-25-2019 13:48
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NealX wrote:


Fine overall. I do appreciate that it has a "lean' look or lightness.

If the Accord looked like this, you wouldn't be so kind.

NealX
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-25-2019 14:22
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Potenza wrote:
NealX wrote:


Fine overall. I do appreciate that it has a "lean' look or lightness.

If the Accord looked like this, you wouldn't be so kind.


Trying to remember if I've ever expressed a dislike for the current Accord... Nope.

DCR
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-25-2019 14:55
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NealX wrote:
Trying to remember if I've ever expressed a dislike for the current Accord... Nope.


I have. Can't wait for the next generation.

NealX
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-25-2019 15:17
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NealX wrote:
Trying to remember if I've ever expressed a dislike for the current Accord... Nope.


...out loud.

sadlerau
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-25-2019 17:57
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Potenza wrote:
NealX wrote:


Fine overall. I do appreciate that it has a "lean' look or lightness.

If the Accord looked like this, you wouldn't be so kind.



The reason might lie in the fact that the Hyundai's detailing is so much more elegant and refined than what Honda give us at the moment. Those rear Civic look a like tail lights look so much better than the Civics, just for starters.

according2kev
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-25-2019 19:22
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Congrats Hyundai. You've now joined Honda and Chevy for ugliest in the class.
lexusgs
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-26-2019 01:11
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I think it looks decent, not sure if that will change when seen in person but it looks like a nice overall design from the pictures so far.
Rgist85
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-26-2019 01:49
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I think its overwrought and ugly.

Back end looks like a MKZ/Civic

Front end is unique..and ugly. From the headlights to the chrome/DRL strip across the hood to the ugly chrome strip that looks like a bad set of braces.

Its an ugly car to me.

I loved the 2011 model.

The Accord is no beauty queen, but it looks far far better than the new Sonata, IMO.

NealX
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Re: US SPEC: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-28-2019 10:38
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Looks like some changes for US:




Fitdad
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Re: US SPEC: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-28-2019 11:18
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That is worse. I guess they were trying to make it look aggressive? Like the original one is fine - but that gray one is flat out not good in pictures.

The little vents right in front of the wheels are really bad.

deandorsey
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Re: US SPEC: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-28-2019 11:22
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rev2damoon
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Re: US SPEC: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-28-2019 11:38
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NealX wrote:
Looks like some changes for US:





...the hell? What'd they do to the front??😳

CarPhreakD
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Re: US SPEC: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-28-2019 11:39
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I think the chrome trim around the headlights that start to meld into an LED glow is kind of cool. A bit precious but probably the most interesting design feature.
Power Of Dreams
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Re: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-28-2019 12:16
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If the 1996 Taurus was a bigmouth bass, is the 2020 Sonata a Mekong River Catfish?

lexusgs
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Re: US SPEC: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-28-2019 12:21
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NealX wrote:
Looks like some changes for US:






They totally ruined the front of it, why would they do that?

gaginang
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Re: US SPEC: 2020 Sonata    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-28-2019 15:17
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rev2damoon wrote:
NealX wrote:
Looks like some changes for US:





...the hell? What'd they do to the front??😳



Side profile and rear quarter angle has a tiburon vibe going on.


 
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