Hyundai introduced hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of its popular Sonata sedan at this week’s Detroit auto show.
The two electrified models have similar powertrains, including a 2.0-liter four-cylinder GDI engine and a six-speed automatic transmission with an integrated electric motor. The PHEV has a larger motor (50 kW) and lithium polymer battery pack (9.8 kWh). Combined power output is 202 hp.
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV is expected to have a 22-mile electric range, and fuel economy of 93 MPGe in electric-only mode (40 mpg combined). It will go on sale in select markets later this year.
Safety features include a camera and scanners that detect approaching vehicles. The Blue Link smartphone app allows drivers to remotely start the engine and lock the doors, as well as managing the car’s charging schedule.