Following the official sketches that were uploaded on Hyundai’s Australian Facebook page a few days ago, a leaked image, which surfaced on the Hyundai Blog page, now reveals what the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Sonata facelift model could actually look like.
The facelift of the current generation (LF) Hyundai Sonata is due for a domestic launch in March, the leaked image, although less dramatic than the sketches, appears to show the comprehensive restyle of the outgoing car.
The focal highlight being the new grille, which cascades downwards from the leading edge of the bonnet. The redesigned front bumper also integrates larger enclosures for the LED fog lamps, and the headlamps look to be of a new design as well.
Along the flanks, newly designed wheels fill up the wheel arches. Heavily camouflaged test mules spotted last year hint at the extent of the facelift exercise, which seems to be far more extensive than what carmakers, or indeed Hyundai normally do.
From the sketches, the rear also visibly has gone through a thorough revamp, starting with the rear boot, LED lights and aggressive looking bumper.
Separately, Hyundai Blog also reports that Hyundai plans to introduce two models with the facelift, a standard version and a sportier turbocharged model. The sketches further serve to confirm this.