Hyundai Motor launches Sonata Taxi sedan

2024.04.03 10:28:01 | 2024.04.03 10:39:51

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Hyundai Motor Co. unveiled the Sonata Taxi, the sole taxi-exclusive model among Korean mid-sized internal combustion engine sedans, the automaker said on Wednesday.

Boasting enhanced durability and distinct product quality, the Sonata Taxi underwent a durability test process that was twice as rigorous as regular vehicles. It is equipped with a taxi-exclusive Smartstream liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) 2.0 engine, a taxi-exclusive 6-speed automatic transmission, and tires that offer 20 percent more durability compared to standard tires.

In the interior, the new model expands the wheelbase by 70 millimeters compared to its predecessor, resulting in a more spacious second-row seating area.

Hyundai Motor also collaborated with the taxi equipment industry to introduce a redesigned “Smart Taxi” with a focus on improved aesthetics and safer taxi rides. The vehicle is outfitted with the next-generation infotainment system, connected car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC), supporting over-the-air (OTA) software updates.

The sedan is available in Ice White, Curated Silver Metallic, and Phantom Black.

Beijing Hyundai Motor Co. in China manufactured the Sonata Taxi following the same purchasing, delivery process, and after-sales service standards as vehicles produced in Korea.

“Equipped with a taxi-exclusive powertrain and expanded second-row seating space, the Sonata Taxi ensures specialized product quality and aims to offer passengers a more comfortable riding experience,” the automaker said.

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