2015 Hyundai Sonata by John Pangilinan prepared for 2014 SEMA Show

Article by Christian A., on October 25, 2014

John Pangilinan teamed up with Hyundai and will reveal a custom 2015 Sonata at the 2014 SEMA Show. Dubbed the JP Edition Sonata, the new vehicle combines the high performance aerodynamics with the striking visuals of the LA street art.

As you can see from the photos, the JP Edition Sonata arrives with standard white paintwork and a special black stripe on the middle as well as a blue contour, a new front bumper with integrated front lip spoiler and LED daytime running lights, new side sills and a new set of 19-inch Rays Gram Lights 57Getter wheels painted in black.

The engine was upgraded with a new AEM cold air intake, MagnaFlow exhaust and a Bisimoto Hot Charge Pipe. The interior arrives with Recaro Cross Sportster seats, Bisimoto custom seat brackets, Katzkin leather re-upholstery and an Alpine Electronics System built by BP Autosound.

In terms of design in the mid-size sedan segment, the new 2011 Hyundai Sonata set the bar higher when it was launched in 2009. Consumers and rival carmakers alike were quick to notice its groundbreaking design, which has decisively matured for the 2015 model year. It now features smooth, subtle surfaces as complemented by lively, crisp lines. It is heavily influenced by the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, an evolution of the original styling idiom that has come to define the Sonata's premium look as well as outstanding value.

For the 2015 model year, the new Sonata comes with a larger, more refined grille featuring a wide air intake. Simple exterior lines help indicate the sedan’s enhanced dynamic performance and human-machine connection. It also features taut, horizontal rocker panels that hint at increased stability and surefootedness of the chassis while the signature Sonata beltline has been stretched tighter to highlight its strength.

While the 2015 Sonata still features a coupe-like roofline r, it is now balanced by a larger window graphic that help underscore its more spacious cabin. The rear end, meanwhile, is marked by width-emphasizing horizontal lines. Overall, the new Sonata boasts of a low co-efficient of drag value of just 0.27 Cd.

For customers seeking a Sonata with a more traditional design, the SE variant might suit their taste. The 2015 Sonata SE is provided, as standard, with LED daytime running lights and a rear lip spoiler, as well as a chrome surround for the day light opening and 16-inch alloy wheels. The Limited version builds on these elements and adds dual exhaust and rocker panel extensions.

Press Release

John Pangilinan's 2015 Sonata Blends Street Art With High Performance For SEMA

Delivering on his eye-catching reputation, John Pangilinan revealed his 2015 Sonata for the 2014 SEMA show. The JP Edition Sonata strives to change the perception of what a sedan is by combining high performance driving dynamics with the striking visuals of Los Angeles street art. The design vision for the JP Edition Sonata is featured with the four other Hyundai SEMA builds in this latest video from Hyundai. The car will be revealed at Hyundai's SEMA news conference in Las Vegas on November 4, 2014 at 9 a.m. PT.

With an emphasis on maintaining his signature build style, the JP Edition Sonata connects Los Angeles street art culture with automotive enthusiasts. By keeping the stock white paintwork as the visual base, JP wanted to represent a blank white canvas, upon which he would create a work of art. Working in collaboration with Flexfit | BSCMP and Mr. 44, a renowned Los Angeles-based street artist, the trio was able to create a Sonata that reflects a union between equally passionate street art and auto-enthusiast cultures.

Giving the Sonata a performance boost, John Pangilinan added an AEM cold air intake, a MagnaFlow exhaust kit and a hot charge pipe from Bisimoto engineering. The chassis has been altered with the addition of KW coilovers. A custom, wide body and lip kit from LTMW give the Sonata a more aggressive stance, and the car now sits on 19-in. RAYS Gram Lights 57Getter wheels wrapped in Toyo R888 tires. Rounding out the customization, the front seats have been replaced with RECARO cross sportster seats and BP Auto Sound has added a full audio system with Alpine and Scosche electronics.

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ENGINE MODIFICATIONS

  • AEM Cold Air Intake
  • MagnaFlow Exhaust
  • Bisimoto Hot Charge Pipe

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION MODIFICATIONS

  • Progress Sport Springs
  • RAYS Gram Lights 57Getter Wheels
  • 19 x 9.5-in. Front
  • 19 x 10.5-in. Rear
  • Toyo Tires Proxes R888
  • 245/40 R19 Front
  • 295/35 R19 Rear

INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

  • Custom Widebody and Lip Kit by LTMW
  • Custom Vinyl Art by Mr. 44
  • The Retrofit Source and Retrofit House Custom JP Edition Headlights with VLEDs

INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

  • RECARO Cross Sportster Seats
  • Bisimoto Custom-Fabricated Seat Brackets
  • Katzkin Re-Upholstery Leather Seats
  • Alpine Electronics System built by BP Autosound
  • iLX-007 CarPlay Car Stereo
  • PDR-F50 4/3/2 Channel Digital Amplifier
  • PDR-M65 Mono Digital Amplifier
  • SWS-10D4 10-in. Subwoofer
  • SPS-610 6 ½-in. Coaxial 2-Way Speaker Set
  • SPS-610C 6 ½-in. Component 2-Way Speaker System
  • Scosche Electronics
  • Accumat Hyperflex Sound Damping
  • EFX Elite Series Braided Multi-Core Interconnects
  • EFX Speaker Wire
  • EFX Amp Power Kit
  • EFX Ground Distribution Block
  • V-LEDs Lighting

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