2016 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai’s vehicle Sonata is similar to piece of classical music, peace and quiet. That is why 2016 Hyundai Sonata is going hybrid, so electric engine would make almost no noise. Also, plug-in variant is available to replace current Sonata in few US countries with strict laws for emissions.
2016 Hyundai Sonata engine
Petrol engine installed under the hood of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is 2.0-l four-cylinder unit. This drivetrain will benefit from coupling with electric option, rated at 51 hp. That is pair for hybrid. On the other side, plug-in models get 68 hp rated motor. However, these combinations are good for total of 193 or 202 horsepower. All options are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to front wheels. Getting power from electric motor only, 2016 Sonata plug-in could reach 22 miles. It takes four hours to recharge on 120 V outlet. Plug-in uses 9.8 kWh battery, while hybrid models have 1.6 kWh battery pack, with whom new Sonata can reach 75 mph.
2016 Hyundai Sonata mpg
With the combination of petrol and electric powertrain, hybrid model of 2016 Hyundai Sonata can go 39/44 mpg in city/highway conditions. Plug-in can go 38/43 mpg in charge-sustaining mode and 93 mpg combined. This is big improvement comparing to previous generation of the car. The 2016 Sonata gained 4 mpg, and even more comparing to Sonata Eco model.
2016 Hyundai Sonata redesign
Design changes won’t be too big on new Hyundai Sonata comparing to current model. However, it was announced that two new color patterns get into palette. These are called Graphite Blue Pearl and Seaport Mist. Seats could be purchased in blue color and all these options are available only for hybrid variant. There will be slight modification on the fascia and new wheel could arrive with 2016 Sonata.
2016 Sonata release date
Release date of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is expected on summer of 2015. Mid-year months will be time when the new Sonata will get into salons and its price is still unknown. Plug-in hybrid is going to be available only in California-emissions states, such as California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, etc.