2015 Hyundai Sonata plays it safe
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2015 Hyundai Sonata plays it safe

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[MUSIC] [MUSIC] This is the 2015 Hyundai Sonata at the 2014, New York Auto Show. This is the 2015 Hyundai Sonata at the 2014, New York Auto Show. Now we've previously praised the Sonata for its extreme design, it's really shaken up the mid-sized sedan segment. Now we've previously praised the Sonata for its extreme design, it's really shaken up the mid-sized sedan segment. But this 2015 model is doing something weird, it's actually taking a step back. But this 2015 model is doing something weird, it's actually taking a step back. And it's gotten a little bit more conservative design, probably in a bid to get a more wider appeal. And it's gotten a little bit more conservative design, probably in a bid to get a more wider appeal. Now, underneath the hood we've still got oh, a lot of the same stuff that we saw last year. Now, underneath the hood we've still got oh, a lot of the same stuff that we saw last year. Engine choices are a two liter turbo and a 2.4 liter naturally aspirated engine. Engine choices are a two liter turbo and a 2.4 liter naturally aspirated engine. They're gonna output 245 horsepower, and about 185 horsepower respectively. They're gonna output 245 horsepower, and about 185 horsepower respectively. You may notice those numbers are down just a little bit from last year, but Hyundai tells us that's because they were working to get a little bit low to mid range power to make these cars much more drive-able. You may notice those numbers are down just a little bit from last year, but Hyundai tells us that's because they were working to get a little bit low to mid range power to make these cars much more drive-able. Inside the cabin we've got new tech that's going to include steering I freak connectivity, and later on in the 2015 model year Apples car play connectivity for I phone app integration. Inside the cabin we've got new tech that's going to include steering I freak connectivity, and later on in the 2015 model year Apples car play connectivity for I phone app integration. We've also got a host of safety features that are going to trickle down from the Hyundai Genesis including blind spot monitoring rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control. We've also got a host of safety features that are going to trickle down from the Hyundai Genesis including blind spot monitoring rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control. One feature that we can't really illustrate today because I don't have the key is, its smart trunk. One feature that we can't really illustrate today because I don't have the key is, its smart trunk. That's kind of like Ford's system, but instead of having to kick your foot underneath the bumper, you just walk up to the back of the car and wait a couple seconds, and the trunk's gonna pop up automatically. That's kind of like Ford's system, but instead of having to kick your foot underneath the bumper, you just walk up to the back of the car and wait a couple seconds, and the trunk's gonna pop up automatically. Seems kinda cool, but I can see a lot of accidental deployments there. Seems kinda cool, but I can see a lot of accidental deployments there. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is gonna go on sale about summer of this year so, stay tuned for our full review. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is gonna go on sale about summer of this year so, stay tuned for our full review. I'm Antuan Goodwin, we've been on the floor of the 2014, New York Auto Show. I'm Antuan Goodwin, we've been on the floor of the 2014, New York Auto Show. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] This is the 2015 Hyundai Sonata at the 2014, New York Auto Show. This is the 2015 Hyundai Sonata at the 2014, New York Auto Show. Now we've previously praised the Sonata for its extreme design, it's really shaken up the mid-sized sedan segment. Now we've previously praised the Sonata for its extreme design, it's really shaken up the mid-sized sedan segment. But this 2015 model is doing something weird, it's actually taking a step back. But this 2015 model is doing something weird, it's actually taking a step back. And it's gotten a little bit more conservative design, probably in a bid to get a more wider appeal. And it's gotten a little bit more conservative design, probably in a bid to get a more wider appeal. Now, underneath the hood we've still got oh, a lot of the same stuff that we saw last year. Now, underneath the hood we've still got oh, a lot of the same stuff that we saw last year. Engine choices are a two liter turbo and a 2.4 liter naturally aspirated engine. Engine choices are a two liter turbo and a 2.4 liter naturally aspirated engine. They're gonna output 245 horsepower, and about 185 horsepower respectively. They're gonna output 245 horsepower, and about 185 horsepower respectively. You may notice those numbers are down just a little bit from last year, but Hyundai tells us that's because they were working to get a little bit low to mid range power to make these cars much more drive-able. You may notice those numbers are down just a little bit from last year, but Hyundai tells us that's because they were working to get a little bit low to mid range power to make these cars much more drive-able. Inside the cabin we've got new tech that's going to include steering I freak connectivity, and later on in the 2015 model year Apples car play connectivity for I phone app integration. Inside the cabin we've got new tech that's going to include steering I freak connectivity, and later on in the 2015 model year Apples car play connectivity for I phone app integration. We've also got a host of safety features that are going to trickle down from the Hyundai Genesis including blind spot monitoring rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control. We've also got a host of safety features that are going to trickle down from the Hyundai Genesis including blind spot monitoring rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control. One feature that we can't really illustrate today because I don't have the key is, its smart trunk. One feature that we can't really illustrate today because I don't have the key is, its smart trunk. That's kind of like Ford's system, but instead of having to kick your foot underneath the bumper, you just walk up to the back of the car and wait a couple seconds, and the trunk's gonna pop up automatically. That's kind of like Ford's system, but instead of having to kick your foot underneath the bumper, you just walk up to the back of the car and wait a couple seconds, and the trunk's gonna pop up automatically. Seems kinda cool, but I can see a lot of accidental deployments there. Seems kinda cool, but I can see a lot of accidental deployments there. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is gonna go on sale about summer of this year so, stay tuned for our full review. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is gonna go on sale about summer of this year so, stay tuned for our full review. I'm Antuan Goodwin, we've been on the floor of the 2014, New York Auto Show. I'm Antuan Goodwin, we've been on the floor of the 2014, New York Auto Show. [MUSIC] [MUSIC]

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