22nd March, 2012
South Korea’s Hyundai Motor plans to launch a revamped version of its mid-sized Sonata sedan in 2014, chief executive Kim Choon-ho told Reuters on Wednesday. The latest version of the sedan was launched in September 2009 in South Korea and early 2010 in the United States.
Sonata, which competes with Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry, is Hyundai’s top-selling model in the United States and helped the South Korean automaker achieve record sales and market share there last year. It was Hyundai’s third-best selling model in South Korea last year. Kim also told Reuters on the sidelines of an industry meeting that the revamped version of the large-sized Genesis would be introduced in late 2013.