A look at the 2011 Hyundai Sonata

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Hyundai has unveiled the design for its Montgomery-built 2011 Sonata at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

This marks the North American debut of the latest version of the popular midsize sedan, introducing Hyundai's "Fluidic Sculpture" design language and an all four-cylinder engine lineup to the U.S. market.


  • All-new sixth generation Sonata midsize sedan
  • Fluidic Sculpture design
  • All four-cylinder engine lineup
  • Launches with new Theta II 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine and in-house six-speed automatic transmission
    • Class leading fuel economy of 23 mpg city/35 mpg highway*
    • Class leading 198 horsepower standard* (200 horsepower on SE trim*)
    • 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine and Hybrid Blue Drive models to debut by 2010 year-end
    • Production begins at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in December with retail sales beginning in January
    • XM Satellite Radio, real-time XM NavTraffic, XM Data Services, HD Radio Technology, Bluetooth®, Touch-screen navigation and iPod®/USB inputs                                                                        

*Preliminary estimates


Sonata is the second vehicle in Hyundai's 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative (seven new models in the next 24 months) following on the heels of the all-new Tucson.