A couple of days ago, Inside Line pointed out that a coupe version of the Hyundai Sonata would be a great idea for the Korean automaker to compete with the likes of the Honda Accord Coupe and the Nissan Altima Coupe.
Now Inside Line is speculating a Sonata convertible and says that Hyundai can look to the Chrysler Sebring for some inspiration. However, knowing Hyundai, they’ll probably set the Infiniti G37 Convertible as their benchmark.
Either way, the publication says that if Hyundai does do a Sonata convertible, it will most likely opt for a power-folding fabric top instead of a retractable hardtop to save weight. Other than that you can expect the same engine lineup as the sedan.
Refresher: The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is currently on sale with prices starting at $19,195 for the base GLS model. Power for the 2011 Sonata GLS comes from a 2.4L direct-injected 4-cylinder making 198-hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE starts at $22,595 and is powered by a 2.4L 4-cylinder uprated to 200-hp. Topping the range is the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited with the same 200-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder but with more options. Prices for the Sonata Limited start at $25,295.
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– By: Kap Shah
Source: Inside Line