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Hyundai Sonata III
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Hyundai Sonata III (Y3/F2/F3). 1996–8 (prod. 400,000 approx.). 4-door sedan. F/F, 1796, 1997 cm³ (I4 OHC), 1836, 1997 cm³ (I4 DOHC), 2972 cm³ (V6 OHC). Essentially a mid-term facelift for II, though power increased for two-litre DOHC. Much more character externally, especially around grille, and priced more highly in some export markets, such as US. Build quality upped. Internal revisions include controls for horn and radio on steering wheel. More refinement, especially with NVH. V6 for export.

Manufacturing location: Ulsan, Korea

Marque: Hyundai | Model: Hyundai Sonata | Predecessors: Hyundai Sonata II | Successor: Hyundai Sonata (EF)

q.v. Hyundai Marcia


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