The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has recently announced that the new generation of the Sonata will be launched in 2014.
In a recent interview with Reuters, the Hyundai CEO, Kim Choong-ho, said that a redesigned version of the Hyundai Genesis will hit the market in late 2013 and this will soon be followed by the next generation of the Hyundai Sonata, which is scheduled to make its debut in 2014. Even if the new generation of the Hyundai Sonata has been officially announced by a company’s CEO, additional info on the model is currently limited, but one thing is for sure, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata will have to take on what the current Sonata has become: one of the brand’s best-selling vehicles in Korea and in the United States.
One of the most expected versions of the Hyundai Sonata was the 2012 Hybrid, which was launched in late 2011 in the US, for a starting price of 26,610, including shipping charges. The 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is still powered by the company’s 2.4 liter four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine which is developing a total output of 166 horsepower, while the electric motor is adding 40 horsepower to a total of 206 HP. With the six-speed automatic transmission, the Sonata Hybrid can achieve 37 mpg in city and 40 mpg on the highway, being also able to travel on electric power up to 62 mph.