Every now and then a car comes along that makes you rethink what’s possible with today’s technology. Such is the case with the current Hyundai Sonata. Not satisfied with the status quo, the company’s engineers went to work to out-tech their rivals, and they really succeeded. Below, we’ll discuss some of the most important new tech features and the benefits they offer.

Open Your Car with the Phone

One of the interesting new features of the Sonata is the ability to unlock your car doors with your phone. This is possible thanks to NFC technology. You need to be near the door with your phone open and the app operating. Hold the phone next to the handle and the door will unlock. Say goodbye to locking your keys in the car! You can also use the app to grant access to other drivers who can then unlock the doors with their phones. You can even use your phone as an ignition key by merely placing it on the wireless charging pad in the interior.

Better Visibility

Think the chrome trim on the Sonata looks nice? Take a second look – it’s actually backlit to provide additional illumination. The first 25% of the trim lights up (from front toward the back) and then brightens as it gets closer to the headlights.

Say Goodbye to Tight Parking

When was the last time you passed a parking spot because you knew it was too narrow for you to open your door and get out? With the Sonata, a remote-controlled parking feature now allows you to park your car (or pull it out of a space) without having to be inside the vehicle to do so. The remote key fob includes the controls necessary for parking, and the functionality should also be supported within the phone app, so you can use your smartphone instead of the key when necessary.

Touchscreen Real Estate

Okay, so touchscreens are nothing new. They’re in most cars today. However, few vehicles have the 10.3 inches of screen real estate that the Sonata offers. That is on top of the 12.3-inch customizable gauge cluster and the heads-up display that projects onto the windshield. All of these viewing technologies give you access to things like radar views, side-view camera angles, and more.

Wireless Phone Charging

As mentioned previously, your smartphone plays a significant role in your ability to use the Sonata’s features. Because of that, Hyundai has added a large wireless charging pad that offers up to 10 watts of power for your phone, ensuring that you’ve always got plenty of battery life. It even includes air circulation to cool your phone during use and charging.

High Tech Offers Modern Convenience

As you can see, the Hyundai Sonata offers an incredible range of technology features. There’s even more on offer when you delve into some of the luxury touches the automaker has added. If you’re interested in seeing just how far Hyundai has cranked up the Sonata, take one for a test drive today.


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