Hyundai has released additional details and some fresh images with the 2016 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid.
After being unveiled just earlier this year, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid is being highlighted once again, this time with the help of some fresh details and images released by the carmaker. The model in question will become available this year in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont and buyers will be eligible for the 2,500 USD fixed federal tax credit and the variable federal tax credit based on the battery capacity, which will be more than 2,000 USD. If you were hoping to find out the exact price of the car, you will be disappointed because Hyundai still hasn’t released it.
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid is making use of a 2.0 liter four-cylinder GDI engine which is capable of putting down 154 HP (115 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque. This is the same unit found on the Sonata Hybrid. The engine is connected to the 6-speed automatic transmission with the TMED (Transmission Mounted Electrical Device) electric motor, rated at 67 HP (50 kW). The total output of the car stands at 202 HP (149 kW) available at 6,000 rpm. The fuel economy is estimated at 38 / 44 / 40 mpg in city / highway / combined. The Sonata Plug-In Hybrid looks instantly recognizable thanks to the aerodynamic tweaks made to its exterior design. Pricing will be announced soon as the model will go on sale this fall across the U.S.