What do you call a D-segment sedan that's part Audi A6, part four-door coupe and part Korean? The new Hyundai Sonata, that's what.
So far, the Korean manufacturer's success at establishing a foothold in the D-segment game has been limited at best, since it has been unable to really take the fight to the big boys - the Honda Accord, Skoda Superb and Toyota Camry.
The previous Sonata went through two iterations, each with its own strengths.
Both cars offered good value in and of themselves, but somehow (apart from the very first one, that is) the Sonata hasn't been as much of a success story as it should have been; given the way Hyundai's other models sell, it has definitely been an underperformer.
The company hopes to change all that with this, the latest model, so let's have a close look at the car and find out if it can run with the heavyweights.
Text: Pablo Chaterji, Business Standard
Images: Hyundai India