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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

DAY to NIGHT ROAD TEST: Hyundai Sonata YF 2.4 Premium

In this blog entry, I'm writing about my Road test Experience of Hyundai Sonata YF FL 2.4
Premium.   The CBU-from-Korea Sonata YF's powered by i4 2359cc Twin-cam 16v THETA II Dual-CVVT generating 178ps@6000rpm horsepower and 228Nm@4000rpm torque.  The Engine's Co-developed with Mitsubishi and it's paired with Hyundai's OWN 6 speed Automatic gearbox with Paddle shift.

The 2.4 comes with larger 18" Alloy rims and 225/45R18 tyres (photo below) Versus 17" Alloy with 215/55R17 in 2.0 variants.

 Extra features of 2.4 Sonata Premium over Sonata 2.0 Nu D-CVVT other than the Rims and Tyres.

- Xenon HID and LED DRL (Day Running Lights)
- Front Passenger side Power driver seats (Driver only on 2.0)

- Dual Full Auto air-cond with Ionizer (Manual Air-cond on 2.0)
- Paddle shifters control
- 6 Intelligent Airbags (vs 2 airbags on 2.0)
- STANDARD 7" Touch Screen Navi+DVD+Bluetooth+Ipod with Reverse Camera.
(RM3,500 option on 2.0).


The Sonata 2.4 Premium Auto have OUTSTANDING Sound proofing with Magic carpet Comfort and silky smooth JUST RIGHT Handling.   Just right means Neither Hard Nor soft Handling.  It's beyond words.  Thanks to Upgraded Suspension called ASD (Amplitude Selective Dampers).  It's also very SOLID with Bigger car feel (think Hyundai Genesis).   The 6 speed Automatic Gearbox's super smooth and gear-changing often goes unnoticed.  Paddle shifter's LARGE, ergonmic and comfortable to shift.   

Please Come and test drive the Hyundai Sonata YF 2.4 THETA II Premium to agree with me.

FUEL CONSUMPTION (Hyundai Sonata YF 2.4 FC) wise, Mixed driving shows 9.3l/100km.  Ie. 55 litres of Full tank good for 500km. 

Power wise it's NOT G-force Powerful due to the NA (Naturally Aspirated) nature but it's Linear and smooth delivery.  It goes from 0-100km/h in 9.5 seconds only (tested by me) and top Speed 215km/h as tested by a Local Car Magazine.  It's More than adequate to move this 1.5 tonne car.  From tollbooth standstill to End of the road at NKVE Damansara toll towards Subang, it'll reach 130km/h.  Does it tell you the Power Delivery of this car? 

RATING: 9/10.   

Well there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words.  Enjoy the gallery:

Taken Daytime:

END OF DAYTIME.  Start of Nightime:


Here's my advertisement description as seen in MUDAH and
Hyundai Sonata YF 15k overtrade + many more

You are looking at Hyundai Sonata YF FL 2.4 Premium OR Sport.

MERDEKA RAYA PROMO. FREE Road tax & Insurance and RM15,000 overtrade (RM20,000 TOTAL). While stock last.

Speaking of the 2.4 Premium, the THETA II engine's unchanged producing 178ps Max power and 228Nm torque. It now comes with the following changes:

1) 4 more Airbags (6 total),
2) Paddle shifter,
3) 2-zone Auto Climate Control with IONIZER,
4) Electric adjustable Driver AND Passenger front seats,
5) LARGER 18 inch rims and tyres.
6) Xenon HID with DRL
7) 7 inch DVD/GPS/Bluetooth/ Reverse Camera Touch Screen Player (TSP)
8) Better quality breathable Leather seats.

9) LUKAS Blackbox Driving Recorder.
OTR Price for 2.4 Premium ALL in After less 55% NCB Discount and SOME CASH REBATE IS RM151,888. Hence, this is the Cheapest D-segment Above 2000cc car compared to Teana 2.5/Mazda 6 2.5/Accord 2.4/Camry 2.5.  Please call 012-6852-718 for best service.

That's all folks, thanks for the time and patience to read this blog entry.  An original's Production by Jefferson Lim.

1 comment:

  1. The All New Sonata will be officially launch on 8th December 2015 Display & Test Drive unit will be available at our showroom
    For Test Drive & Booking please call
    Nadim Najib HP 012-3740828