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Old 09-04-2009, 05:44 PM
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I see elements from Infiniti and the TL on the interior.



The Tuscon looks pretty good. The front kinda reminds of the Fiesta.



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Beautiful car. Hyundai is really making big steps forward! IMHO, they are not the little cheapo cars from the past. They've got power, luxury, class, and style now!

I love how they modified the climate control from Volvo, which has a pretty good climate control setup!
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and lastly some catalog image in this blog
http://blog.naver.com/dgghj/40089846911


overall, it's okay.. not so stunning...
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oh and i hate that chrome strip coming out from the tip of headlamp to the fender/doors

and this seems like different climate control than one i posted above... maybe this one is for dual climate control
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:48 AM
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yea it looks like the newer pics show a desk-like control panel.

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For some reason, the navi screen and the buttons below the screen looks like it is Photoshop to me. The navi screen from the other pictures above looks more realistic and I think it is a nicer design.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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The interior design looks really nice and seem to be high quality material too. I'm digging the piano black style trim, more car company should do this. <o:p></o:p>
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Honestly, I have not been a fan of Hyundai cars but I wouldn't mind have one of these sitting in my drive way if I was looking for family midsize sedan. Hyundai definitely came a long way. <o:p></o:p>
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:25 AM
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the sonata has definitely come a long way.

it used to be another bland, midsize family sedan like the older camrys. now, it's anything but.
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Looks like Hyundai was watching Toyota closely...Vezna influenced front end...and ES for everthing else on the exterior.

Not bad.

The interior is great....I'd like to see how good the interior materials are.
The Gen coupe has cheapo pieces....this looks better.
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S View Post
Looks like Hyundai was watching Toyota closely...Vezna influenced front end...and ES for everthing else on the exterior.

Not bad.
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How could the design of Venza been used if it was released to the public just a few month ago while the development of the new Sonata has been in progress since last two years? The design of the new Sonata was determined last year, so there is NO way it had an influence from Toyota Venza whatsoever. Have you ever seen the camaflaged sonata being test driven around the world since last year?

Once again, I am seeing people trying TOO hard to see if there any resemblances from other cars. These biased are so ingraved in peoples minds so much that they say something so illogical and stup*d like the post above.

If you compare the new Sonata and old Sonata side by side, you can appreciate the revolution of the design from old to new.

Once again, this is a good design revolution from the old Sonata, and NOTHING ELSE
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by msl82 View Post
How could the design of Venza been used if it was released to the public just a few month ago while the development of the new Sonata has been in progress since last two years? The design of the new Sonata was determined last year, so there is NO way it had an influence from Toyota Venza whatsoever. Have you ever seen the camaflaged sonata being test driven around the world since last year?

Once again, I am seeing people trying TOO hard to see if there any resemblances from other cars. These biased are so ingraved in peoples minds so much that they say something so illogical and stup*d like the post above.

If you compare the new Sonata and old Sonata side by side, you can appreciate the revolution of the design from old to new.

Once again, this is a good design revolution from the old Sonata, and NOTHING ELSE
Once again you don't know what you are talking about.
The Venza design has been around since 2005.
See Toyota's FT-SX concept.....it became the Venza.

You are ignorant if you don't think car makers pay attention to other car makers concept vehicles.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:39 PM
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It looks pretty good. Although, I'm not really sold on the exhaust layout. It looks hweird.
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It's nice and I'm rooting for Hyundai but the interior is ripped directly from the G37/EX35.
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Not a fan of the front but the interior looks great. I'll reserve judgment until I see it in person.

Any word on power train options.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S View Post
Once again you don't know what you are talking about.
The Venza design has been around since 2005.
See Toyota's FT-SX concept.....it became the Venza.

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Oky, you want to play like that? The picture of the concept, FT-SX, is below:



Now, If your seriously saying that the new Hyundai Sonata copied that FT-SX concept, you are either BLIND, or extremely ..................

Tell me, besides the four wheels, four doors, and window glasses, how did the new Hyundai Sonata copied that FT-SX concept?

Like i have been saying all along, I am seeing people trying TOO hard to see if there any resemblances from other cars. These biased are so ingraved in peoples minds so much that they say something so illogical and stup*d like the post above. ( X10)

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Old 09-17-2009, 03:26 PM
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@ msl telling other people they are biased.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by msl82 View Post
Oky, you want to play like that? The picture of the concept, FT-SX, is below:



Now, If your seriously saying that the new Hyundai Sonata copied that FT-SX concept, you are either BLIND, or extremely ..................

Tell me, besides the four wheels, four doors, and window glasses, how did the new Hyundai Sonata copied that FT-SX concept?

Like i have been saying all along, I am seeing people trying TOO hard to see if there any resemblances from other cars. These biased are so ingraved in peoples minds so much that they say something so illogical and stup*d like the post above. ( X10)
I know the new Hyundai doesn't do blatant copies anymore...and that's a good thing.

Try to understand the difference between the two words: "influence" and "copy".

I know it's hard for you...but try to control your bias for a minute and keep a level head.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by sho_nuff1997 View Post
@ msl telling other people they are biased.
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Originally Posted by msl82 View Post
Oky, you want to play like that? The picture of the concept, FT-SX, is below:



Now, If your seriously saying that the new Hyundai Sonata copied that FT-SX concept, you are either BLIND, or extremely ..................

Tell me, besides the four wheels, four doors, and window glasses, how did the new Hyundai Sonata copied that FT-SX concept?

Like i have been saying all along, I am seeing people trying TOO hard to see if there any resemblances from other cars. These biased are so ingraved in peoples minds so much that they say something so illogical and stup*d like the post above. ( X10)
1. he never said it copied the sonata.
2. the venza's been out for more than a few months.
3. even if it's been out for just a few months, how long do you think the car's been in development? you said, yourself, the sonata's been in development for years. surely, hyundai's not the only car that develops cars for years before they're sold to the public.
4. use proper english and grammar if you're going to post here. you're making us korean-americans look bad.
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so explain the influence that you are referring to???






but i do agree that the overall "feel" is very toyota-ish..
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by dtc5 View Post
i'm digging the piano black style trim, more car company should do this.<o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p>
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I think Cadillac has the piano black and it's pretty sick. This definitely looks a lot better than my 04 sonata. Dare I say, edgy.
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S View Post
I know the new Hyundai doesn't do blatant copies anymore...and that's a good thing.

Try to understand the difference between the two words: "influence" and "copy"
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I know it's hard for you...but try to control your bias for a minute and keep a level head.
Oh oky, I am so sorry. Lets try this again.

In your earlier post, you said
Looks like Hyundai was watching Toyota closely...Vezna influenced front end
Concept:



Venza


New Hyundai Sonata:



Now tell me, Besides having a grill, headlight, fog light, HOW DID THE SONATA GET INFLUENCED from VENZA??

I have been saying this all the time, it came to the point in which people freely accuses Hyundai for copying everything and anything regardless how much apparent difference there is. This is the perfect example. People are always stereotyping Hyundai as Copier of everything.

IF THEY USE THE SAME STANDARD AS HYUNDAI TO EVERY CARS, THEN YOU WILL REALIZE THE EVERY CAR RESEMBLES OTHERS...
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The rear end is ES influenced.

Just messing with you, msl82. You shouldn't get so worked up about other people's opinions, seeing as you obviously like Hyundai's cars very much. I like them a lot better than I used to as well.
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I don't see any Venza in this Sonata. The only influence I see is the Infiniti horizontal instrument deck.

Anybody got shots of this car from the side? It's hard to see what the lines are like from these angles. Looks a bit like a mix of Camry/ES/G37.
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It's nice and I'm rooting for Hyundai but the interior is ripped directly from the G37/EX35.
The whole interior? No. The nav screen? Maybe. But then again, these companies use the same auto parts companies so that defeats the purpose of pointing the fingers.
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Oh oky, I am so sorry. Lets try this again.

In your earlier post, you said Concept:



Venza


New Hyundai Sonata:



Now tell me, Besides having a grill, headlight, fog light, HOW DID THE SONATA GET INFLUENCED from VENZA??

I have been saying this all the time, it came to the point in which people freely accuses Hyundai for copying everything and anything regardless how much apparent difference there is. This is the perfect example. People are always stereotyping Hyundai as Copier of everything.

IF THEY USE THE SAME STANDARD AS HYUNDAI TO EVERY CARS, THEN YOU WILL REALIZE THE EVERY CAR RESEMBLES OTHERS...


People like to point out specific design similarities to other cars. It reassures them that they know about cars. It boosts their ego, it stiffens their manhood, and it makes them happy. It reminds them of their kindergarten years of match making pictures. Let them be happy.

Me? I just laugh at them.

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How does this look?

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The new Sonata is nicely done. People will buy this for sure. Tone down the chrome grille and the car is one outstanding family sedan.
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Sooooo.... CLS headlights with M35/45 tail lights. All the styles with none of the cohesion.
You keep this up you gonna get banned soon.
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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
which means the new Sonata will be the super-sedan. The word "something" means it's gonna be damn good. This car will rape Camry, Accord, & Altima.
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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 don't buy Hyundai. Nobody cares what you buy.. You don't like what Hyundai does then get off this thread and go browse other topics. Get the fuck out of here.
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You keep this up you gonna get banned soon.
When did you become a moderator? maybe I missed the memo.

I think its you who should taking things down a couple notches. I'm guessing your a friend or relative of mls judging by your post count.

I'll admit that people (myself included) like to point out how one car looks like another and this happens more with Hyundai simply because of their reputation which like it or not isn't up there with Toyota, Honda etc... Give it time. Lets get this thread back on track.
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How does this look?

Wow, never realized dropping the car and give it some rims makes the car look so nice. Nice choice of rims btw
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I'm definitely not feeling the front (especially the grille), but the rear end looks good. It's an improvement, for sure.
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Some of you people act as if Hyundai created a ground breaking original design here.
Truth is, it's not the case. The Sonata is nice car. I don't think anyone here has said anything to the contrary.

...but what you need to wrap your head around is that taking influences from other car makes is not a bad thing. It's the industry standard. Blatant copying however, which used to be the Hyundai norm...and is now the norm for many China makes is a bad thing.

Influence and copying are apples and oranges.

The myopic responses of how this car is so original is laughable.
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They totally ripped that fuel door off every other car made.
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HYUNDAI COPIED HYUNDAI'S LOGO!!!!! IF THIS WERE A BMW OR LEXUS YOU GUYS WOULDN'T BE SAYING ANYTHING.
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which means the new Sonata will be the super-sedan. The word "something" means it's gonna be damn good. This car will rape Camry, Accord, & Altima.

Like the new Mazda 6 did? Looks alone do not sell cars.
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