Longer, wider, lower… And unique! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – March 5, 2019 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hyundai has officially revealed its next 8th Gen Sonata providing a new 1.2 inch lower height, 1 inch wider stance, wheelbase up by 1.3 inches and length has been increased by just under 2 inches. Short overhangs and an even lower deck lid are just a start as Hyundai’s signature chrome accents now rolls into the hood. What Hyundai is calling a Digital Pulse Cascading highlight is connected to the hood. In particular, the DRLs are embedded with Hidden Lighting Lamps that incorporates state-of-the-art LED lighting tech. The Hidden Lighting Lamps appear to be of a chromic material when switched off and become dramatically lit when turned on. The profile is accentuated by two chromic lines linking the windows and DRLs. The all-new Sonata has an Azera looking rear end with ultra-wide taillamps and the refreshed 7th gens flat trunk face. The light architecture is also applied to the interior space with the ambient mood lamp illuminating dashboard and doors. The interior instrument panel is modern, with the recognizable wing. This shape floats when looked at and carries into the long armrests. Satin chrome accents enhance the look and feel through the cabin. The height of the dashboard and HVAC vents were compressed as much as possible while light color fabrics and leathers are standard fare. Drivetrain upgrades? Completely unknown. The full reveal will arrive during the NYIAS Press Days in early April. And it still looks a lot like the long defunct but very sexy looking Azera to me.