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Hyundai Sonata

Y3 Sonata

Hyundai logo1 Nov 1993

By THE GOAUTO TEAM

The second generation Sonata was Hyundai’s big gamble to secure the huge American Camry market.

Its pleasant styling, spacious cabin and much-improved handling, ride and refinement levels (thanks to an advanced multi link rear suspension set up) certainly brought the model back into contention.

Hyundai reintroduced a four-cylinder engine (a new 102kW 2.0L twin-cam 16-valve unit) as the range mainstay, along with a modestly revised, auto-only, 107kW 3.0L V6.

A driver’s side airbag, four-wheel disc brakes, electric windows and central locking were standard on all models, which were now called GLE 2.0, GLS V6 and new luxury Levant V6.

The latter added a sunroof, leather upholstery and cruise control.

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