2011 Hyundai Sonata
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2011 Hyundai Sonata

Markham, Ontario – Hyundai Auto Canada Corporation has announced pricing for its redesigned 2011 Sonata, the brand’s mainstream family sedan, which was unveiled at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 11. The 2011 Sonata offers more content with only minor price increases from the previous model year Sonata, and starts at under $23,000, said the company.

For example, at $22,649, the entry-level 2011 Sonata GL – which comes with a six-speed manual transmission – is only $150 more than the base 2010 Sonata. The volume seller for Sonata is the GL with an automatic transmission. For 2011, it is offered for $24,249, only $250 more than the 2010 model. The GL automatic includes an improved engine with more power, better fuel economy and lower emissions. The six-speed automatic transmission replaces a five-speed transmission, and it offers a long list of standard features, including Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and solar glass. These features add up to a total of $750 worth of content for a price increase of only $250.

“The Sonata is an important vehicle for our brand,” said John Vernile, vice president, marketing, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. “We know the sleek styling is going to grab a lot of attention, so we’re pleased to offer pricing that makes it attainable.”

Thanks to a new 2.4-litre Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) four-cylinder engine, new six-speed manual and automatic transmissions and highly refined aerodynamics, the all-new Sonata offers class-leading fuel economy. Along with improved fuel economy, the GDI engine also enables the Sonata to offer tremendous power and decreased emissions. This is the only direct-injection engine among its competitors, Fusion, Camry, Malibu, Accord, Altima, and Mazda6.

Pricing Summary:
Model/Trim Engine Transmission M.S.R.P.
Sonata GL 2.4L DOHC I4 Six-speed manual $22,649
Sonata GL Auto 2.4L DOHC I4 Six-speed automatic $24,249
Sonata GLS 2.4L DOHC I4 Six-speed automatic $26,249
Sonata Limited 2.4L DOHC I4 Six-speed automatic $28,999
Sonata Ltd. Navi 2.4L DOHC I4 Six-speed automatic $30,999

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