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Hyundai JP Edition Sonata set for SEMA Show

SEMA Show regular John Pangilinan has teamed up with Hyundai once again to create the JP Edition Sonata, set to be revealed in full at the upcoming SEMA Show in November.

Hyundai JP Edition Sonata SEMA

The engine has been given only light modifications, including an AEM cold air intake, a Magnaflow exhaust, and a Bisimoto hot charge pipe. Suspension-wise the Sonata uses a set of KW coilovers, which works to bring the car closer to the 19-inch RAYS Gram Lights 57Getter wheels and Toyo R888 tyres.

Although the cabin is yet to be revealed, the JP Edition will house new Recaro Cross Sportster seats, Bisimoto seat brackets, and Katzkin leater seats. There’s no shortage of audio gear, featuring a iLX-007 CarPlay stereo, two amplifiers, a 10-inch subwoofer, and a four 6.5-inch speakers. The car has also been fitted with Accumat sound dampening, as well as EFX speaker wire and braided multi-core interconnects.

Giving the Sonata a muscular appearance is a custom widebody and lip kit by LTMW, with custom vinyl art by MR. 44 adding to the car’s white paintwork. The headlights are bespoke Retrofit House Custom JP Edition V-LEDs and help give the Hyundai sedan a more sinister appearance.

John Pangilinan, commented,

“Inspired by a trip earlier this year to the Pow! Wow! Hawai’i art event in Hawaii, I wanted to connect the street art culture to automotive, without going too over the top with a full blown art car.


“This build features a balance of performance products, in-car entertainment with the latest innovations and clean styling, representing the enthusiasts whose cars showcase an extension of their personalities and lifestyles.”

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with twin-scroll turbo technology and a six-speed automatic transmission. Power for the sedan is rated at 180kW and 330Nm.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is not currently available in Australia.

Josh was one of the original co-founders of PerformanceDrive. His expertise is car culture and aftermarket performance. He was the editor at Hot4s Magazine for a few years, and has since worked at Fast Fours, Zoom, and as a journalist for The Project Group.