With the upcoming all-new Hyundai Sonata due at month’s end, the Korean manufacturers have announced the implementation of a third-generation vehicle platform. The 3rd-gen vehicle platform supposedly enhances design, betters safety, and makes performance and power much better.
This new vehicle platform goes into the New Sonata first, followed by the upcoming Hyundai models. Accordingly, Hyundai has testified that the newest chassis affords greater flexibility for vehicle development, which dramatically enhances overall design, safety, efficiency, power and driving performance.
New Hyundai Sonata’s 3rd-generation Vehicle platform improves overall durability
The new generation Sonata offers reduced weight and improved fuel efficiency while also achieving stronger durability with the new platform. The platform builds on the former platform’s core advantages, enabling a stable design with a lower center of gravity. The third-generation platform also allows Hyundai to implement sporty and stylish design elements to the new Sonata.
The platform also delivers a significant improvement in collision safety through the adoption of a multi-load path structure, ‘Hot Stamping,’ and super-high tensile steel plate.
The sophisticated multi-load path structure increases the energy absorbed by the vehicle in a collision, improving safety with minimization of collision impact into the passenger cabin.
The platform is designed so that the tyres move outward during a small overlap collision to maximize customer safety. Such technology inhibits vehicle from spinning and prevents possible secondary collisions.
The extended application of Hot Stamping also prevents deformation of the passenger room, thereby further improving vehicle safety.
The New Sonata equipped with this 3rd-gen platform is also expected to improve power and driving performance. It has been developed for possible application of Hyundai’s next-generation engine called the Smartstream Powertrain.
Featuring a system that controls the flow of air, the new platform improves air movement to the engine bay and heat dissipation, which enhances stability in the lower part of the vehicle and minimizes air resistance to deliver excellent efficiency and power performance.
Stability is enhanced by lowering the position of heavy equipment in the platform, which reduces weight and lowers the center of gravity. In addition, it enables agile handling by dramatically expanding lateral stiffness and positioning the steering closer to the wheel center while also providing stable and balanced driving performance by implementing tire-optimization technology. Noise reduction is also improved with enhanced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) performance through reinforced sound-absorbing systems in vibration-sensitive parts.
Look out for the unveiling of the New Hyundai Sonata right here!