Hyundai Sonata for Sale in Nigeria
The first Hyundai Sonata car was produced in 1985 by the South Korean automaker Hyundai. Immediately after the release of the Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai decided to change it and give it a new nameplate called the Hyundai Stellar due poor remarks given by customers. A few years after, Hyundai collaborated with Mitsubishi to produce and launch the Hyundai Sonata again which has seven generation models until today.
Stallion motors is the authorised distributor of the Hyundai brand of cars in Nigeria, and they are available in nine (9) locations all around Nigeria. Other well-known suppliers of the Hyundai Sonata in Nigeria include Lanre Shittu Motors and Globe Motors. As the mentioned distributors deal majorly in brand new vehicles, people who want to purchase used Hyundai Sonata vehicles would not be able to get from their showrooms. This is why you need to log on to the Carmudi website, where independent/private vehicle distributors and dealers put up their reasonably priced and functional cars up for sale. We are sure you would find a Hyundai Sonata which fits your budget and specification.
What to know when Buying Hyundai Sonata
Performance and Specifications of Hyundai Sonata
The new generations (sixth and seventh) of the Hyundai Sonata are powered by either a 2.0 Litre Theta II Multi-Point Injection (MPI) or a 2.4 Theta Multi-Point Injection (MPI) engines with both engines having a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. The 2.0 Litre engine has 165 horsepower and 202 Nm of torque while the 2.4 Litre engine produces 175 horsepower and 229 Nm of torque.
The 2.0 Litre Theta II MPI engine offered in the Nigerian Market has a maximum of 210 km/h and an acceleration capacity from 0 to 100kph in 9.8 seconds. The engine of the Hyundai Sonata has an impressive fuel consumption in both city and highway driving.
How is the design of Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata Exterior Design
The body style of the Hyundai Sonata has a modern and elegant design which features a cat-eyed HID headlamps and a see and save energy LED rear lights. At the top of the Hyundai Sonata is a three-piece type panorama sunroof and also has its suspension system that's made up of a MacPherson strut front and a coil spring/multi-link in its rear.
Hyundai Sonata Interior Design
The Hyundai Sonata has a posh X-concept interior design that consist of leather covered seats with an 8-way power adjusting ability, deluxe centre armrest that gives access to several compartments and two large-sized cup holders that comes with a sliding cover.
What are the standout features of the Hyundai Sonata?
The stabilizer bars which are equipped at the front and rear of the Hyundai Sonata have given it the best overall credit in terms of handling in its vehicle category. The Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD) is an exclusive feature that comes with only the GLS Premium model.
2016 Hyundai Sonata Review
Hyundai Motor Company will be offering six trim levels of the new Hyundai Sonata on the vehicle market. These trims include;
- Hyundai Sonata SE
- Hyundai Sonata Sport
- Hyundai Sonata Eco
- Hyundai Sonata Limited
- Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T
- Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T
The SE, Sport and Limited Sonata models are all powered by a standard 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine that utilises up to 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. It might be also interesting for potential buyers to know that all models are front-wheel drive except the Eco edition which uses a 1.6 liter turbocharged four-cylinder together with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The Sonata Sport 2.0T and Sonata Limited 2.0T models are however more powerful with a turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder that generates 245 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.
The interior of the new Hyundai Sonata hasn't changed that much in terms of style and gives easy access to controls. The major improvements include the new 7-inch touchscreen interface and incredible cabin space good enough for long-distance journeys. The new standard feature that comes along with the new Hyundai touchscreen interface is the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration except the Sonata Limited 2.0T trim that still uses an 8-inch touchscreen. As far as safety is concerned, the new Sonata features standard rearview camera and automatic headlights on all trim levels as well as a number of safety airbag system including front-seat airbags, driver knee airbag and full-length side curtain airbags.
Nig Used and Tokunbo Hyundai Sonata in Nigeria
Asides from the brand new Hyundai Sonata vehicles, Nigerians also delight in purchasing the foreign used and Nigerian used Hyundai Sonata vehicles. Both foreign used (Tokunbo) and Nig used Hyundai Sonata vehicles are in most cases in really good conditions and would be enjoyed by those who purchase them. However, it is important to have a trustworthy automobile mechanic verify that the vehicle is in good condition before it is being purchased.
Here are some known locations where buyers can find good deals and well conditioned Hyundai Sonata cars for sale by local dealers and private sellers in Nigeria;
The Best Hyundai Sonata year to Buy
With the release of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata which is the seventh generation of the vehicle, that would be the best year of the Hyundai Sonata to purchase. This however, does not indicate that previous years of production are not equally good. Noteworthy years of the Hyundai Sonata would include; the 2006 Hyundai Sonata, 1999 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2012 Hyundai Sonata.
Hyundai Sonata Price in Nigeria
A brand new Hyundai Sonata has a starting price of N6,000,000 and could even go higher than that. There are also foreign used and Nigerian used Hyundai Sonata vehicles which are available at cheaper prices and provide more options with regards to year of production. Find below a price estimate.
Foreign Used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian Used (Registered) Hyundai Sonata for sale in Nigeria
- 2010 Hyundai Sonata – 2014 Hyundai Sonata: N2,800,000 – N3,900,000
- 2005 Hyundai Sonata – 2009 Hyundai Sonata: N750,000 – N2,700,000
- 1998 Hyundai Sonata – 2004 Hyundai Sonata: N650,000 – N1,000,000
Overall impression of Hyundai Sonata
Despite the Hyundai Sonata’s competition with the Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry, it still manages to manages to draw that hearts of people who search for a near executive car to buy with its low fuel consumption, first class interior design, sleek and elegant body style amongst other features. You should be sure to get book a test-drive in one today, and you might just be driving off the lot with it.