On Monday, Hyundai introduced the sedan in Russia Solaris new generation. The model was slightly larger, has received a new exterior and interior, as well as full support car interface, Apple CarPlay.
The system involves CarPlay sync iPhone with the head unit of “Solaris”. The driver can use voice assistant Siri, make calls, receive and send short messages, listen to music and use maps and other interactive applications.
The Korean public sector was the best selling model in 2016 in Russia and a new generation can count on a warm welcome. Visually, the Russian Solaris is different from the Asian model Verna — bumpers and grille decorated with chrome. The hexagonal grille and more aggressive headlights made in accordance with modern design-code Hyundai.
The interior is completely transformed – it’s a whole new front panel, control module, climate control unit, steering wheel a more modern design and a new multimedia system that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Motor gamma Solaris has not changed, but the returns of the two available engines were adjusted. In particular, the basic 1.4-litre unit Kappa D-CVVT instead of 107 HP and 135 Nm, and it produces all of 99.7 HP and of 132.4 Nm of torque. The following grade engine 1.6 l Gamma D-CVVT retained the capacity of 123 HP, but lost torque — Nm 150,7 against former 155 Nm.
“Solaris” will be available in four equipment options: Active, Active Plus, Comfort and Elegance. Audio with support for Apple CarPlay will be available in the last three.
Sales of the new Hyundai Solaris will start in February, prices will be available closer to start of sales.