2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid starts at $26.610 image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has recently announced the starting price for the 2012 Sonata Hybrid model, which has been set at 26.610 USD.

Hyundai is trying to stay in line with the times and in order to do so, a hybrid vehicle was needed and this is where the 2012 Sonata came in pretty handy and the starting price of the model, which was recently announced by the car manufacturer, is quite interesting. The 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been priced at 26.610 USD for the entry-level version, including a $760 destination fee, which actually means that the model is $55 more expensive than the 2011MY. Hyundai says that the hybrid version doesn’t come with any mechanical or cosmetic modifications, but the vehicle has been fitted with the company’s Blue Link telematics system in standard.

The 2012 Hyundai Sonata is powered by a 2.4 liter Atkinson-cycle engine, which is developing 169 horsepower, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox and helped by a 30 kW electric motor and a lithium polymer battery pack. The model is returning an estimated EPA of 40 mpg (5.9 liters / 100 km) on the highway and 35 mpg (6.7 liters / 100 km) in the city, while in the combined, the vehicle does 37 mpg (6.4 liters / 100 km). Optional features like the leather package, auto-dimming rear view mirror, heated front and rear seats and other things can also be ordered by its future customers.