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Text and photos by Cor Steenstra
The Hyundai Sonata Turbo is the latest in the offerings from Hyundai in the totally revised, ultra modern and category beating Sonata range. The Sonata impressed us before with offering ultra modern exterior and interior design as well as a very high level of quality fit and finish. Add to that the category beating interior space, and now the turbo engine, and Hyundai has the makings for a sales hit. And it is proving to be just that.
In contrast to offerings from competitors, the Sonata Turbo is a very smooth ride, with the turbo setting in very smoothly though very powerful as well. The adamant lack of turbo lag proves that this engine has been refined to fit the needs, deliver performance without the typical turbo hick-ups. The engine also provides for a serious reduction in fuel consumption if used at the normal average daily use. It does the sporty mode, clearly, but that also shows in the consumptions numbers.
All in all, also this Sonata to us is a clear winner!