Hyundai Solaris delivers in two basic trim levels, depending on the selected engine size:
- 107-horsepower 1.4 liter. Acceleration to 100 km / h occurs in 12.2 seconds. Only manual transmission available;
- 123-horsepower 1.6 liter. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 11.2 seconds for an automatic transmission and 10.3 for a manual one.
The new transmission allows you to pick up speed extremely quickly and feel comfortable, regardless of its performance. Max Speed Hyundai Solaris 2022 year is 193 km / h.
As always, the appearance of the car presented in the review deserves special attention. Hyundai Solaris is a modern attractive model that can be identified at a glance in the budget segment of the market. Of course, the manufacturer has worked on the exterior and interior, designing the sedan as effectively as possible.
However, behind the bright wrapper it was not possible to hide the not the best quality of the materials used. The car is made as simple as possible and does not have any luxury elements. The interior is dominated by practicality and the convenient location of key control components.
Handling and off-road performance
In general, the South Korean model in the current generation boasts good handling. The sedan, as expected, holds the road quite confidently, and also obediently responds to steering. In turn, you need to take into account that this is a completely urban vehicle that has no place on the road.
Of course, a car enthusiast can navigate rough terrain and not experience problems with dirt roads, however, as soon as this model encounters a serious obstacle, outside help may be immediately required.
The 2022 Hyundai Solaris was updated according to a scheme similar to other competitors: the model was subjected to a facelift that changed mainly the front of the car, several prestigious options appeared in the equipment, such as LED optics and electric folding side mirrors, while the interior changed minimally and literally superficially.
The line of engines of the “Korean” has remained the same, as well as the suspension with its settings, although it has been Solaris that has so far received the most claims regarding the chassis. It only means that the undercarriage of this machine will continue to react rudely and noisily to overcome large pits and transverse joints of the roadway.
Compared to the Chinese counterpart Hyundai Verna, the Russian Solaris has been updated according to its own separate program. Original bumpers and optics were designed for the car, moreover, on expensive versions, all lighting equipment became LED. The front end of the car is now adorned with a new radiator grille with larger cells and visually combined with elongated headlights. The rear lights have changed only their “stuffing”, and the sidewalls of the body of the updated Solaris remained completely untouched.
The only change in the interior of the Hyundai Solaris 2022 can be considered the central display increased to 9 inches diagonally. Surprisingly, the Koreans did not manage to organically fit this screen into the existing standard hole, which is why it began to bulge out like a consignment note and look somewhat alien on the panel because of this.
The multimedia itself has not been updated, so the issue of the system being too slow has remained unresolved. Another point of updating the interior was a new pseudo-leather on the seat upholstery. Unfortunately, car owners note that it not only looks frankly cheap, but also does not please with the quality of the stitching.
The restyled Hyundai Solaris 2022 model year remained with the old engines: a 100‑horsepower 1.4-liter and 123‑horsepower 1.6-liter engine. Each of them is available manual transmission and automatic transmission – both for 6 speeds.
Handling and maneuverability
The first generation was not distinguished by the nobility of the suspension settings, and the problem was solved by numerous chassis upgrades. The new Hyundai Solaris model initially passed a large-scale test cycle in Russian conditions. As a result, handling is able to please even experienced drivers, and among competitors, it has the least tendency to understeer. You can only complain about the insufficiently transparent effort in the near-zero zone of the steering wheel, which slightly affects the stability of movement in a straight line.
By passenger standards, 160 mm of ground clearance can be called the optimum. However, the overall good picture is overshadowed by the lack of a clear protection for the Hyundai engine, which, in order to increase cross-country ability, will have to be installed independently. Solaris electronics is able to offer an assistant at the start uphill.
Maintenance costs determine the Korean sedan’s budget price range. Owners have no problem finding parts, and repairs are much cheaper than German or Japanese counterparts. You can compare the price with domestic sedans. An impressive dealer network allows you to contact repair centers in most cities. Due to high demand and a large market share, specialized centers and service stations for Korean cars are opening everywhere. Parts are always in stock, so the repair will not only be affordable, but also will not take much time waiting for delivery.
Advantages and disadvantages
The advantages of the Korean sedan include its reliability, good sound insulation, convenient instrument panel and steering wheel. In addition, the driver’s seat has a height adjustment even in the minimum configuration, from which even a tall person can choose the setting that is right for him.
The downside of the sedan is its high-lying trunk lid, which can sometimes create problems when parking, and the low overhang of the front bumper can sometimes touch the curbs. The steering wheel cannot be adjusted for reach, only for height. Regular acoustics is only suitable for radio, but it’s more a matter of taste.
Body and interior
Hyundai Solaris 2022 has recently been restyled and its appearance is now aligned with the current design language of the entire lineup of the Korean manufacturer. The radiator grille has a signature pentagonal shape and has shifted slightly down, while the front optics seem to rest on it with their edges. The grille houses the signature Hyundai emblem, and the headlights have LED daytime running lights. At the rear, the car has the same recognizable shape of the trunk lid, taillights and bumper with characteristic cutouts that mimic air vents. From the sides, the sedan remains the same and has all the same comfortable handles that facilitate access to the salon.
The interior has not changed compared to the pre-styling sedan. It is still the same minimalist and with thoughtful ergonomics. The buttons are located intuitively, and the steering wheel has a comfortable grip with a slight bulge at the top. The instrument panel has white scales and is easy to read at any time of the day. The backlight is also white. Its capacity is at a decent level, but it is not very suitable for tall people, because by pushing the seats far back, the rear passengers will already be cramped, and the roof is quite sloping, which makes little headroom.
|Curb weight||1150 kg|
|Fuel tank volume||50 l|
|Luggage compartment volume||480 l|
Advantages and disadvantages
The new 2022 Hyundai Solaris made a favorable impression on many motorists. The updated body looks great, and the availability of options ensures a safe and comfortable ride.
- good sound insulation of the cabin;
- excellent reliability of units, units;
- decent equipment even in the basic version;
- a wide choice among the presented lines of a car.
You can also identify a small list of shortcomings. However, the cons are not so critical:
- steering wheel height adjustment only;
- insufficient acceleration dynamics;
- high-mounted trunk lid.
Many more buyers are dissatisfied with standard acoustics.
Start of sales in Russia
The improved 2022 Hyundai Solaris differs from its predecessors in a considerable number of advantages. The new body looks more expressive, and the interior, especially in top trim levels, looks flawless. The release date of the second model in Russia, according to the information provided, took place in February 2020.
You can buy new sedans at dealerships. Passionate connoisseurs of South Korean cars are offered a unique opportunity to apply on the official website of Hyundai. In this case, buyers will be able to choose the configuration and get rid of the managers’ obsessive offers to install additional equipment.
South Korean cars are equipped with a moderately stiff suspension, and therefore neither the driver nor the passengers will experience discomfort during city trips. The model is optimally suited for Russian roads, but due to insufficiently high ground clearance, the car may touch artificial obstacles. Therefore, it is not recommended to overcome all kinds of curbs and curbs on a sedan.