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Hyundai Malaysia has officially teased the new Hyundai Sonata on its Facebook page, suggesting that we won’t have long to wait now. The seventh-gen LF sedan was recently peeking under the covers at a roadshow held in KSL City Mall, Johor Bahru.

Our pictures from the roadshow reveal projector headlamps, 14-spoke alloys and bumper-mounted LED DRLs, but little else. Engines available in other markets include a 165 hp/201 Nm 2.0 litre GDI, a 177 hp/265 Nm 1.6 litre GDI Turbo, a 185 hp/241 Nm 2.4 litre GDI and a 245 hp/352 Nm 2.0 litre GDI Turbo.

They’re all connected to a six-speed auto, except for the 1.6 litre GDI Turbo, which is mated to a new seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox in the US-market Sonata Eco.

Which begs the golden question – will our Sonata get GDI engines like our i40 Sedan and Tourer, or will we have to settle for the non-GDI 2.0 and 2.4 litre motors used by our outgoing sixth-gen YF Sonata?