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Old 04-27-2009, 10:44 AM
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This time last year when I heard that there was going to be a new, redisigned Sonata for the 2011 MY, I got excited.
So excited that I started cranking out renderings of what I thought the Sonata should look like. Then when I heard that it was going to take the theme of a "four-door-coupe" I got even more excited. Well, I have here what looks to be another rendering of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata.

I found this rendering on YFlove.net, and also found an interior shot of the center stack. These few pictures are really making me smile.

What do you make of the rendering? Do you think that it will have this general design?



http://www.autospies.com/news/2011-H...g-Sharp-43333/

Besides this rendering, www.yflove.net has real life spy shots of the Sonata that I'm posting. It seems that the spy shots hold true to it... to me, it looks like an updated last gen ES with MB CL550ized styling...
that looks cool imo.

see a bit of the ES350 in it, which would make sense.

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Get some bigger wheels on it. I like it.
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Lexus ES, is that you?
Oh brother the whole Hyundai-copying-other-cars thing is soooooooo fucking old. It's redundant to even bring it up
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:31 AM
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:27 PM
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Sooooo.... CLS headlights with M35/45 tail lights. All the styles with none of the cohesion.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by is300eater View Post
Oh brother the whole Hyundai-copying-other-cars thing is soooooooo fucking old. It's redundant to even bring it up
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:33 PM
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Accord and Camry beware. I think that looks very good.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:42 PM
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a friend of mine who drives R8 works for hyundai in motherland... and he told me this sonata is "something"... let's wait and see
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:37 PM
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Wheels look too small given the overall size of the car. Otherwise, it shows promise.
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Ummmm you couldn't be any more WRONG. Have you seen Acura's grills lately?
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:27 PM
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I know its been beaten to death but that really is just the last-gen ES on the outside...
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:23 PM
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This thing is as Fugly as a Camry
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:26 PM
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fuck that its a hot ass car and sonatas are priced extremely well
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by majin ssj eric View Post
I know its been beaten to death but that really is just the last-gen ES on the outside...
Not surprising. Hyundai/Kai is well known to copy the exterior styling of other brands' benchmark vehicles and best sellers.
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At first glimpse of the first pic I thought the car got the Arabian desert protection plan - folks who take their cars on the highway get this thick coat of soap like substance put on most of the front of the car to protect it from the sand blasting effect of driving throught the desert at high speeds. Once done with the trip you just take a water hose to it and it's gone. I was obviosuly wrong and it happens that Hyundai is too cheap to have a proper camo for the car and resorted to a bunch of duct tape - cutting corners where ever possible.

Gotta see it in real life to make judgements - the interiror looks good tho the current version is already good enough. And of course then there's the issue of drivetrains and how it handles.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:11 AM
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Not surprising. Hyundai/Kai is well known to copy the exterior styling of other brands' benchmark vehicles and best sellers.
They wanna be big boys...lol

I respect Hyundai for everything they do. They are make cheap and reliable cars but I hate it when they confuse you with other brand on the road. I will never buy a Hyundai until they come up with their own design.
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Originally Posted by Selim'sTL View Post
They wanna be big boys...lol

I respect Hyundai for everything they do. They are make cheap and reliable cars but I hate it when they confuse you with other brand on the road. I will never buy a Hyundai until they come up with their own design.
Then again sometimes originality (like the new TL) = FAIL
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One of my colleagues recently bought a loaded 2009 Sonata as a commuter and it's not a bad car. He liked my 2008 TSX and decided to buy the same color scheme (black with a parchment-colored interior). Then I noticed how similar his interior was to mine - Hyundai clearly benchmarked Acura's interiors (the doors and center console are exactly 1st-gen TSX):


The more I'm in his car, the more I see where they saved money...the navigation's voice sounds like she's a freakin' robot and the quality of many of the materials is not on par with even the Chevy Malibus (I had a Malibu rental for a week).

And yes, I too think this new Sonata looks like a previous-gen Lexus ES (which is not necessarily a good thing). So is Hyundai getting better? Yes. Do they get kudos for originality? Not so much
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:09 PM
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It's a convertible!!!!!!

Looks ES350-ish......looks better than Accord, Camry, Altima, 6.
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Looks much more upscale than Accord/Altima/Camry. Somehow the front reminds me of Toyota Avalon
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Very nice!

If you look at the exterior, it looks nothing like other cars out there right now.

There is no cars right now that has that kind of aggresive looking headlight, and taillights. Very original.

But, I am pretty sure some haters will say that the new Sonata copied other cars just because they are a Hyundai....

They will try so hard to find slight resemblance of other cars, and when they do, Hyundia automatically copied them. What they dont realize is that if they use the same standards to other cars, THEY ALL RESEMBLE OTHER CARS IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER

Once again, I love the oversized yet attractive and aggresive looking headlight and the sharp looking taillights.

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Originally Posted by msl82 View Post
Very nice!

If you look at the exterior, it looks nothing like other cars out there right now.

There is no cars right now that has that kind of aggresive looking headlight, and taillights. Very original.

But, I am pretty sure some haters will say that the new Sonata copied other cars just because they are a Hyundai....

They will try so hard to find slight resemblance of other cars, and when they do, Hyundia automatically copied them. I wish these people would use the SAME standards when looking at OTHER cars too.
i think most of us do. most of us realize that designs, themes and cues are shared and used all over the board across different makers and models.

that said, i think it looks great.

but i can't agree with you if you say:
If you look at the exterior, it looks nothing like other cars out there right now.
There is no cars right now that has that kind of aggresive looking headlight, and taillights.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:58 PM
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i think most of us do. most of us realize that designs, themes and cues are shared and used all over the board across different makers and models.

that said, i think it looks great.

but i can't agree with you if you say:
You are wrong.....Hyundai "re-invented the wheel" with the new Sonata.

It's one of a kind. 100% Original.
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:35 PM
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^^ maybe you found your next car?
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You are wrong.....Hyundai "re-invented the wheel" with the new Sonata.

It's one of a kind. 100% Original.
koreans invented the internet too.
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I wasn't sure when I saw the camo'd pics but now that I've seen it naked, I really like it.
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:04 PM
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koreans invented the internet too.
Stupid Al Gore....trying to take all the credit for it.

The Koreans get no love.
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see, if I was going to go rob a bank, I'd totally use this as a getaway car... cuz it'd probably confuse the fuck out of the cops
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Stupid Al Gore....trying to take all the credit for it.

The Koreans get no love.
Yea, thats true, Koreans dont get respect in U.S.

Its partially due to the Korean War in which U.S. help us out by defeating the communist side. White ignorant Americans still think that South Korea is same as Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, etc.

The only Koreans that getting love is the Korean girls, in which all White guys who has Asian-fetish fever loves anything thats an Asian hole. Just look how the American media portrays us Asians, Asian women are always sexual partner to White guys while, Asian men are either Nerdy asexual guy or Kung Fu master who saves the world but gets to go home with no girl.

VIVA MEXICO, 5-0..!!!!!
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Yea, thats true, Koreans dont get respect in U.S.

Its partially due to the Korean War in which U.S. help us out by defeating the communist side. White ignorant Americans still think that South Korea is same as Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, etc.

The only Koreans that getting love is the Korean girls, in which all White guys who has Asian-fetish fever loves anything thats an Asian hole. Just look how the American media portrays us Asians, Asian women are always sexual partner to White guys while, Asian men are either Nerdy asexual guy or Kung Fu master who saves the world but gets to go home with no girl.

VIVA MEXICO, 5-0..!!!!!
god you fuckdumbass, just shut up and leave the forum. You must have some type of mental illness or something, seriously.
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I think another is in order here.
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Yea, thats true, Koreans dont get respect in U.S.

Its partially due to the Korean War in which U.S. help us out by defeating the communist side. White ignorant Americans still think that South Korea is same as Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, etc.

The only Koreans that getting love is the Korean girls, in which all White guys who has Asian-fetish fever loves anything thats an Asian hole. Just look how the American media portrays us Asians, Asian women are always sexual partner to White guys while, Asian men are either Nerdy asexual guy or Kung Fu master who saves the world but gets to go home with no girl.

VIVA MEXICO, 5-0..!!!!!


i tolerated your korean-this, korean-that nonsense when it came to cars.

i'm a korean-american too. but when you gotta start going pro-mexico and anti-usa soccer, then
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