As the release of the Sonata PHEV nears, Hyundai has been releasing more details on the vehicle.
Most recently, the EPA has released it’s fuel economy and range ratings for the Sonata plug-in hybrid. The 9.8 kWh battery pack from LG Chem provides the Sonata PHEV with a maximum electric only range of 27 miles. The only 2016 plug-in hybrid vehicles with more electric range are the 2016 Volt and the redesigned 2016 Cadillac ELR.
Fuel economy ratings come in at 57 mpg in the city, 60 on the highway, and 59 combined.
Also of note, the battery pack comes with a lifetime warranty!
Base price for the Hyundai Sonata is expected to be around $32,000 in the USA after incentives
Hyundai soon will launch in the US and Canada its first plug-in hybrid vehicle – the Sonata PHEV, which will be in competition with the Ford Fusion Energi and Honda Accord PHEV.
Sonata PHEV’s advantage will be a slightly bigger battery (9.8 kWh from LG Chem), which lets it qualify for $4,917 worth of federal tax credit. And it comes with a Lifetime battery warranty..
50 kW electric motor is combined with a 2.0L GDI engine and six-speed automatic gearbox for a total of 151 kW of system power. All-electric mode is available up to 75 mph (121 km/h).
Hyundai Sonata PHEV will be manufactured in South Korea and enter market this fall, initially in the ZEV states (California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont).