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Hyundai announced today at the Chicago Auto Show the pricing for the all new 2009 Sonata. With an all-new interior, enhanced suspensions and revised powertrains boasting even more horsepower and improved fuel economy, the new Sonata is now on sale at Hyundai dealerships. Pricing start at $18,795 for the Sonata GLS and go up to $26,345 for the Sonata Limited.

For 2009, Sonata raises the bar for value and standard safety technology in the mid-size segment. Hyundai’s sales leader boasts new features ranging from standard USB/iPod auxiliary inputs to available navigation and sport-tuned suspension. Combined with Sonata’s continued leadership in safety – it remains the only mid-size sedan under $20,000 with standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – the 2009 American-made Sonata is the smartest choice in the competitive mid-size sedan segment.

2009 Hyundai Sonata - pricing announced

The new, second-generation Theta II 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine delivers more horsepower and quicker acceleration. Fuel economy numbers are 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway with the standard five-speed manual transmission or the newly available five-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®. The Theta II is rated at 175 horsepower and 168 lb.-ft. of torque. This high-tech, all-aluminum, 16-valve engine now features Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) on both camshafts and a Variable Induction System (VIS) for better engine breathing.

Sonata’s 3.3-liter V6 engine now pumps out 15 more horsepower and three more pound-feet of torque (249 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 229 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm). This newly refined powerplant features all-aluminum construction, dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, CVVT on both camshafts and stiffer hydraulic engine mounts for optimum power, efficiency and refinement. A variable intake system is added for 2009, which further broadens its power curve, improving off-the-line acceleration and passing performance. New mileage figures for V6-powered Sonatas are 19 mpg city/29 mpg highway.

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Hyundai will unveil at the Chicago Auto Show the 2009 Sonata that features an all-new interior, enhanced suspensions and revised powertrains boasting both improved fuel economy and horsepower. It will be available in three different trims: GLS, SE and Limited. Sales will begin later this month.

The 2009 Sonata will be powered by Theta II 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine that delivers more horsepower and quicker acceleration, while also improving fuel economy. The Theta II is rated at 175 horsepower and 168 lb.-ft. of torque.

Hyundai Sonata

The V6 engine has also been improved: it now pumps out 15 more horsepower and three more pound-feet of torque (249 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 229 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm).

For 2009, Sonata raises the bar for value and standard safety technology in the mid-size segment. Hyundai’s sales leader boasts new features ranging from standard USB/iPod auxiliary inputs to available navigation and sport-tuned suspension. Combined with Sonata’s continued leadership in safety - it remains the only mid-size sedan under $20,000 with standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) - the 2009 American-made Sonata is the smartest choice in the competitive mid-size sedan segment.

Press release after jump.


Scion will unveil at the Chicago Auto Show the the second limited-production Scion for 2008, the tC Release Series 4.0 (tC RS 4.0). Pricing will start from $17,000 for the manual transmission and $17,800 for the automatic transmission.

The 2008 tC RS 4.0 will feature Galactic Gray Mica exterior paint and will come with VIP-themed enhancements. A DAMD body kit and upper grille will make this tC standout. A color-keyed rear spoiler will also be available. Inside, the tC RS 4.0 will have gray and black Alcantara® seats, “tC RS 4.0” embroidered on the front and rear seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a black leather and dark wood RAZO shift knob.

Press release after jump.

Toyota announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the all-new 2009 Corolla and Matrix, along with the 2008 FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition. The Corolla base MSRP will range from $15,250 to $19,950 while the Matrix will range from $16,190 to $21,850. MSRPs do not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $660. Both models will begin arriving at dealerships next month.


Chrysler LLC announced the U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the 2009 Dodge Journey is $19,985 (including $625 destination). The 2009 Dodge Journey gives buyers a crossover vehicle that meets life’s changing demands by offering unsurpassed versatility and flexibility in a sporty, stylish package.

Driving off in iconic, head-turning vehicles like the 2008 New Beetle and New Beetle convertible just got easier with new option packages from Volkswagen. The New Beetle sedan now is available in a well-equipped base model “S” as well as the “SE” model with premium sound, heated front seats and heated windshield washer nozzles.


Pontiac today confirmed pricing for the 2009 Vibe will start at $15,895 when it arrives in dealer showrooms in February 2008. Also returning to the Vibe family for the 2009 model year, an all-wheel drive model will start at $19,495 and the performance-oriented GT model will start at $19,895. All prices include a $585 destination and freight charge.


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