2015 NAIAS: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Sonata Plug-in Hybrid image

The “green” versions of the 2016 Sonata have been introduced in Detroit in a premiere.

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will go on sale this summer and it has modified front and rear bumpers, a new grille, new front fenders, new instrument cluster providing the necessary information, batteries located under the trunk floor, optional split folding rear seats and what is said to be the best in class cargo capacity of 376 liters.

Under its hood we can find the 154 HP (115 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque four-cylinder 2.0 liter GDI unit, connected to the 6-speed automatic transmission with an integrated electric motor rated at 51 HP (38 kW). The total output produced by the assembly is 193 HP (144 kW). The fuel economy stands at an estimated 39 / 44 / 42 mpg in city / highway / combined.

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is looking instantly recognizable thanks to its aerodynamic tweaks which include the different bumpers, the new front grille, the revised fenders, modified lighting units, additional chrome trim and aerodynamic wheels. Changes made to the cabin include the dashboard mounted charge indicator, revised instrument cluster and so on.

Power is coming from a 2.0 liter four-cylinder GDI engine, along with an integrated electric motor into the 6-speed automatic transmission, fed by the 9.8 kWh lithium polymer battery. The total output stands at 202 HP (150 kW) and the model can travel for up to 35 km (22 miles) on electricity. This can return 38 / 43 / 40 mpg in city / highway / combined and 93 MPGe in combined EV mode.