Japanese auto maker Hyundai which stamped its class in the recently concluded CES 2015 is on a roll as it has just unveiled its 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle.
The launching of the Sonata PHEV signifies the company’s intention of plunging into the already stiff plug-in hybrid EV niche.
The car comes with a sleek design and beefed up with a Level 2 charger and capable of covering a distance of 22 miles using electrical energy, giving its rivals in the mid-size plug-in hybrid EVs a run for their money as far as mileage is concerned. Sonata PHEV can be able to endure longer distance thanks to its 9.8kWh battery pack and 50kWh electric motor. Overall, Sonata PHEV will bring in an impressive 93 MPGe rating.
Hyundai peppered its Sonata PHEV’s 6-speed auto transmission with transmission-mounted Electrical Device and an electric motor which is mentioned earlier. Sonata PHEV’s electric motor is 32% powerful than its precursor.
The Sonata PHEV also features a 2-liter Nu 4-cylinder GDI engine, which delivers 140lb-ft of torque and 154hp. The city mileage rating of the electric car is registered at 38mpg and 43mpg when traveling in highways.
Sonata PHEV is available in two variants: Seaport Mist and Graphite Blue Pearl colors and both come with leather and cloth seat selections. The would-be owners may also opt for the contrast stitching Blue Pearl leather seats. The Sonata PHEV will go on sale later this year.