Hyundai has revealed that the replacement for the Hyundai Sonata in Australia will take place in the 2nd quarter of 2010 and be called the Hyundai 145.
Last year – in September to be accurate – Hyundai launched the replacement for the Hyundai Sonata in its home market of Korea. We knew then that the Sonata name would stay for some markets, but in keeping with Hyundai’s latest nomenclature we were going to get the i-something, to go along with i10, i20, i30, ix35….
We reckoned Europe would get the Hyundai i40, not the Hyundai Sonata. But Hyundai have just confirmed the launch of the Sonata for the Australian market and have named it as the Hyundai i45. So who knows what Europe will get, but it will begin with an ‘i’ include a ‘4’ and probably a ‘0’. But maybe a ‘5’.
Even though Hyundai has revealed the new i45 for Australia, they’re still not giving out specs. But we’re pretty sure that whatever Hyundai decide to call the Sonata for the UK and Europe it will have on offer the very good 2.0 litre diesel that’s in the new Hyundai ix35. And one or two other engine options.
It seems more than likely that if Hyundai have revealed the Oz Sonata we should get a reveal of some details – and the name – any time now.