For 2016, Hyundai is releasing a hybrid version of its redesigned Sonata with a boost in gas economic situation over the outgoing model; it’s likewise debuting its very first plug-in hybrid to choose markets with the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Motor vehicle.
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Exterior
Like the previous-generation hybrid, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid uses special front and also rear designing that’s useful and also sets apart the hybrid from the routine gasoline version. The face-lift– which includes a larger grille, distinct front and also back bumpers, and one-of-a-kind front fenders– helps in reducing the 2016’s coefficient of bother to.24. Hyundai claims this is the lowest coefficient of drag in its course and also similar to the Tesla Model S. Hybrid-specific wheels, taillights as well as headlights likewise compose the hybrid’s appearance plan.
Sonata PHEV designs use much of the same aero their job plus a fee port on the motorist’s-side front fender. The overall appearance is considerably much less awkward compared to the weird front styling the previous Sonata Hybrid wore as compared to the gasoline-only variation.
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Interior
In addition to some hybrid-specific assesses, the Sonata’s interior carries over to both new versions. Like other electric and plug-in electric automobiles, the Sonata PHEV has a mobile phone application with a range of electric-specific functions like access to bill status, array vitals and charge-time organizing. The app can likewise remotely start, secure and open the Sonata PHEV.
In regards to room, the brand-new 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has more cargo area and lastly acquires a 60/40-split folding backseat. The electric battery’s brand-new compact dimensions boost freight room from 12.1 cubic feet to 13.3 cubic feet.
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Engine
Both gasoline as well as electrical parts of the Sonata Hybrid’s drive system have actually been fine-tuned for far better fuel economic climate, including the gasoline engine, six-speed automatic transmission, electric motor and hybrid electric battery pack. The Sonata Hybrid’s fuel economic situation hops from 2015′ 36/40/38 mpg city/highway/combined to an EPA-estimated 39/44/42 mpg with these changes.
Increasing energy economic situation of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is completed via a detailed tweak of the hybrid system. The electric battery pack’s dimension raises 13 percent to 1.62 kilowatt hours, the 38-kilowatt electric motor is more effective than before, as well as the fuel engine shrinks to 2.0 liters from 2.4 litres while losing merely 5 horsepower. The engine remains to couple with a six-speed automated transmission that’s been remodeled for 2016 and includes a more effective oiling system.
The Sonata PHEV is Hyundai’s very first plug-in electrical car and includes an estimated electric-only range of around 22 miles just before the vehicle switches to gasoline/electric method. Hyundai states this is the farthest of any sort of midsize PHEV vehicle. Honda as well as Ford’s plug-in hybrid versions of their midsize sedans are EPA-rated to travel 13 as well as 19 miles, specifically, on electrical power only.
An electric battery pack about 5 times larger than the Sonata hybrid could charge in as little as 2.5 hours through Level 2 240-volt charging and also 5 hours for a standard 120-volt electrical outlet. As soon as the juice is exhausted, the Sonata PHEV is anticipated to return fuel economy of 38/43/40 mpg while driving in gasoline/electric hybrid method. The Sonata PHEV will certainly have restricted accessibility when it takes place sale late next year in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island as well as Vermont.