A few shots of what could be the 2011 Hyundai Sonata have surfaced on the Web.
Hyundai-Blog says its photos show the new Sonata during a photo shoot. The pics--one of which is shown here--indicate an ever-more sophisticated look for Hyundai's mainstream four-door sedan.
The current car shown below will get a brief 2010 model-year run before the South Korean automaker switches over to assembly of the new version.
Built in Alabama, the new 2011 Sonata will make its world debut in January at the 2010 Detroit auto show. A hybrid version will be shown later next year, and both cars will be on sale during 2010, with the gas-only Sonata arriving in showrooms first.
The hybrid edition will be Hyundai's first U.S.-market, gas-electric effort--and will use lithium-ion batteries to augment its electric motors and gas engine.
2009 Hyundai SonataEnlarge Photo