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2015 Hyundai Sonata JP Edition is a Well-Done, Subtle SEMA Show Car

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 11/5/2014 Zach Gale

"Street performance meets street art" is how John Pangilinan describes the 2015 Hyundai Sonata JP Edition, and it's especially apt. Debuting at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the show car is an imaginative look that tests the midsize sedan's design limits without getting too outlandish.

We're especially fans of the contributions of street artist Mr. 44 and Flexfit | BSCMP. Walk too quickly around the JP Edition Sonata and you might not see how great the details are of the car's contrasting black exterior trim. It's a subtle look that's used on the rear spoiler, as a trim piece below the doors, and in the lower front fascia. It serves as a reminder that, when it comes to exterior trim, the possibilities are nearly endless -- beyond the chrome, smoked chrome, and high-gloss black trim to which most are accustomed.

The custom 2015 Sonata's wide-body kit really improves the car's stance, and the 19-inch RAYS Gram Lights 57Getter dark wheels fit in with the eye-catching, yet not over-the-top theme. Not much has been done to the car's interior, aside from new Recaro front seats. Performance modifications include an AEM cold air intake, MagnaFlow Exhaust (with four meaty-looking exhaust outlets), and a Bisimoto Hot Charge Pipe. Considering that Motor Trend has tested a 2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T -- that's the sporty model -- accelerating from 0-60 mph in a relatively slow 8.0 seconds, the performance enhancements are welcome additions.

2015 Hyundai Sonata Turbo JP Edition© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Hyundai Sonata Turbo JP Edition

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Source: Hyundai

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