Hyundai reveals the Sonata Hybrid in detail
The Sonata Hybrid made its first public appearance this spring, but the company hasn’t disclosed any of its tech specs until now. Let us have a closer look at the new sedan/saloon.
In terms of visuals, the hybrid car looks almost identical to its gasoline counterpart, save for new alloy wheels, front grille, and spoiler. The main novelty comes in the form of roof-mounted solar panels. Aptly called Solar Roof, the arrangement should enable up to 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) of free electric range if you leave the car under the sun for 6 hours per day.
The drivetrain is composed of a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine with 152 hp (114 kW) and 188 Nm (139 pound-feet) of torque, an electric motor with 51.6 hp (38 kW) and 205 Nm (151 pound-feet) of torque, and a six-speed hybrid transmission. The total output is estimated at 195 hp (145 kW), and the car consumes around 5 liters of fuel per 100 km (56.5 MPG in Great Britain; 47 MPG in the USA).
Availability and pricing remain to be announced.
Editor Andrew Raspopov