As you know, I’m committed to bringing you the most important information about the most important cars on the market. So today, I’m talking about the taillights of a used midsize sedan.
But these aren’t just regular taillights — these are atomic taillights, and they’re one of the coolest design touches of any modern automobile. See the used Hyundai Sonata Hybrid models for sale near you
Here’s the situation: In 2011, the Hyundai Sonata was redesigned to go from boring and drab to swoopy and cool. This was a big moment for the brand because it’s when most people started thinking of Hyundai as a car they might consider buying, not a car they’d pay extra to avoid at the airport Hertz counter.
But while the standard Sonata’s redesign was an excellent one, the Sonata Hybrid’s was even better, because it has atomic taillights.
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, I invite you to gaze longingly into the photo above, where you’ll notice that perched within the Sonata Hybrid’s taillight is something that looks like an atom. Or maybe it’s a molecule or an electron — I don’t know which. I can promise you that if I did, I wouldn’t be employed as a car writer who eats Doritos all day.
The point, however, remains: These things are incredibly cool — so cool that every time I see a Sonata Hybrid on the road, I stare at its mythical taillights, blinded by their beauty, their wonder and their marvelous, excellent, eye-catchingly handsome design, until someone honks at me because I sat through an entire green arrow.
Unfortunately, the Sonata Hybrid was redesigned for 2016, and the atomic taillights didn’t make the cut. I mourned their passing with a nice bag of Doritos. Find a used Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for sale
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