The next gen Sonata seems to be adopting some of the company's more progressive design ideas. Up front, the headlights appear to have a unique multi-lens setup. It has been so far used in the concept cars. The same goes for the marker lights at the bottom corners of the front bumper. This prototype also appears to have a horizontally oriented grille with no vertical split like the current car.

One major change in the hardware department is the availability of all-wheel drive. This next generation Sonata is expected to be larger. This isn’t really surprising, considering that the car is being developed with keeping the Chinese car market in mind.