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Hyundai Sonata ‘8th gen’ to hit Pakistani markets in 2021

The vehicle, Hyundai Sonata, was showcased in the Pakistan Auto Show (PAPS) 2020 at the Lahore Expo Center. The event saw the first look of several cars which are yet to be launched in the country.

Hyundai Sonata 8th generation is set to hit the Pakistani markets in March 2021. Hyundai recently launched the all-new Tucson in Pakistani. The car, a cross-compact SUV was unveiled in a glittery virtual ceremony – telecast live on social media. The South Korean company plans on introducing a few more passenger cars in Pakistan this year.

Now, auto enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the latest generation of Hyundai Sonata scheduled to be introduced in the first quarter of next year.

Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata Exterior

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The Hyundai Sonata comes in two variants in most markets that include a 2.5-litre engine and a 1.6-litre engine although it is still too early to assume what variant is going to be released in Pakistan.

The vehicle, Hyundai Sonata, was showcased in the Pakistan Auto Show (PAPS) 2020 at the Lahore Expo Center. The event saw the first look of several cars which are yet to be launched in the country. It was a huge hit with multiple auto manufacturers participating in the event and showcasing their products.

One of the participants at the show was Hyundai, which unveiled the all-new Elantra and Tuscon. While Tucson has been launched just a few weeks ago, Elantra hasn’t hit the market yet.

Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata Interor

The classy Hyundai Sonata remains the most anticipated car to be released in Pakistan in 2021. Its elegant design, trendy backlights, dreamy colour range is enough to mesmerize the purchasers. The fully redesigned Sonata offers the cosiest & the most comfortable, roomy interior among its rivals.

Read more: Hyundai Elantra 2020 ‘compact car’ all-set to launch in Pakistan!

Hyundai Sonata: engine and performance

Hyundai Sonata comes with a 5 seat body running on a 2.5L engine with 180-191 horsepower. The car offers an economic mileage of 27-28 km/liter mileage in cities and 36-38 km/liter on highways.

It is powered by a Smartstream 2.5MPI that is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. It will be a front-wheel-drive featuring multiple modes such as Eco, Sport and Manual. Users can select the mode as per their requirements.


The fully redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata has one of the finest interiors in the class, with a lengthy list of standard features and plenty of space for both driver and passengers. Hyundai plans on introducing the latest models of Sonata in the Pakistani market.

Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata Interior -2

Let’s have a look at the specs sheet of the Hyundai Sonata.

2.4L L4 DOHC 16-valve
Fuel Consumption
9.8 (Automatic City)
6.9 (Automatic Highway)
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
Power Steering
Power-assisted rack & pinion steering
Front-wheel drive
Stability Control Yes
Traction Control Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity
70 L
Entertainment System 7.0-inch display audio touchscreen
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Bluetooth hands-free phone system
Interior Air Filter
Cabin air filter
Number of Speakers
6 speakers
Power Door Locks Yes
Power Windows
Power windows with driver’s auto up/down and pinch protection
Remote Keyless Entry
Tinted Glass
Solar control tinted glass
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel ABS brakes
Anti-Theft Alarm
Alarm system
Blind Spot Warning
Brake Type
4-wheel disc
Ignition Disable
Anti-theft engine immobilizer
Driver & Passenger Airbags Advanced Front Airbags
Rear Collision Warning
Remote Smart Parking Assist Yes
Body Type Compact Sedan


Sonata, a mid-size car, was first introduced by the South Korean automaker, Hyundai in 1985. The car is now in its eighth generation. Its seventh generation was introduced in 2017, in which the car got a facelift.

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The all-new 8th generation Hyundai Sonata is expected to be priced at in Pakistan.