2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid : two versions of the hybrid sedan

The company arrived at the 2018-2019 Hyundai International Auto Show in Detroit, which took place in February this year, obviously not with empty hands. At the stand of the Korean automaker has appeared just two seemingly similar vehicle.

This is the 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid years. The difference between the two modifications is that specifically for consumers in North American region provides a rechargeable sedan that can overcome only upon the work of the electric motor 35 kilometers. The second modification is equipped with a less powerful battery, plus it does not have charging port on the left front fender.


The rest of the cars are identical, but have noticeable differences in the background of the standard Sonata, is equipped with a conventional power plants.

The changes were mainly exterior, while inside the car has retained a recognizable interior.

Photos exterior of the new 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The car has a fairly good reputation in the market, resulting in a manufacturer from Korea decided to quite a bold step by offering in the United States, a hybrid version of its sedan.

In general, the new Sonata is only the most positive emotions when you look at her. Even on a photo and video materials can easily appreciate how elegant and interesting is this car. But let’s talk specifically about a hybrid version.

The front of the sedan 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2016

The front part is decorated with a small trim grille, almost completely covered with chrome insert a label manufacturer. Narrowed like a predator’s eyes, optics successfully emphasizes the front end architecture. Powerful heavy bumper, complete with LED foglamps at the edges, is successfully combined with the air intake grille, made in the form of a grid-cells. The long bonnet curves with sports car only added refinement.

Photos side of the Sonata Hybrid

On the side we see a fairly traditional solutions, manifested in the form of vyshtampovok along the entire length of the body, the ideal radius of the wheel arches, rear bumper weighty, stylish wheels. It should be noted, as far as aerodynamic bodywork looks. In principle, it is not only a visual effect. In fact, the car boasts a very solid drag coefficient, which is equal to 0.24 Cx.

Photos new 2016 hybrid Sanat back

Behind we see a powerful bumper, stylish exhaust pipes, quite successfully arranged the boot lid, as well as the original optics with modern filling.

The car has changed, say nothing. Now Sonata looks original, dynamic, and, one might say, more environmentally friendly.

Given the fact that in the United States developed a strong infrastructure for the operation and maintenance of hybrid vehicles from this instance of the buyers will be difficult to refuse. It will be interesting even to see which of the modifications will give customers greater preference.

Photos of the interior of the Sonata saloon

Despite the rather serious changes in appearance, aimed primarily at improving the aerodynamic performance, interior designers did not specifically touch.

Attractive interior

In principle, such a decision seems logical, since the claims to the quality of the interior, or for its design of car owners have not. And the experienced experts called it pretty good.

Multimedia installation

Because the new Sonata hybrid will retain the same, recognizable interior design, but at the same time added to the dashboard, some new sensors gave new indicators. As you can imagine, they are all connected with the use of a hybrid power plant.

Bright dashboard

It does not take a stylish interior design, very comfortable and adjustable in all directions of the front seats using the electric drive and roomy rear sofa.

Even under the floor of the luggage compartment is now hidden lithium-polymer battery, it has not prevented the Sonata save the most capacious luggage compartment in its class. Now he is 376 liters.

Equipment

As expected, the vehicle will get from the standard Sonata, it is equipped with traditional engines. However, the manufacturer will offer an interesting list of additional features, which makes sense to talk in more detail.

So, if someone seems not only the equipment that is available in a fixed configuration, for an extra charge the car can be fitted with even such “chips”:

  • separate folding rear seats;
  • the drive to boot (opens with a wave of his feet under the rear bumper);
  • electric parking brake;
  • LED lighting in the cabin;
  • sun blinds for the rear windows;
  • heated steering wheel;
  • the drive for the front seats;
  • ventilation in the front seats;
  • adaptive cruise control.

The price of 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with salon

Sorry, but the manufacturer has not yet announced the price of its hybrid sedan, because the answer to this question will have to wait a little longer.

The only reported by the official representatives of the company 2018-2019 Hyundai, the sales of the two versions of the Sonata hybrid will start at the same time and will start this summer.

Specifications 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

It will be more correct to talk separately about the technical details, let’s say, the standard 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, as well as about the 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, because there are notable differences in this component.

2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The power plant of this modification includes a four-cylinder unit volume of 2.0 liters, runs on gasoline. It produces 156 horsepower and torque of 190 Nm. Together with the electric motor 56 to power, the unit 196 outputs a result horsepower.

Fuel consumption in mixed driving cycle will be about 5.6 liters per 100 kilometers. For comparison, its predecessor, the figure was 10 percent worse.

Advanced lithium-polymer batteries have received capacity of 1.62 kW, and from the ability to store energy has increased by 13 percent.

2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

For this version of the Korean hybrid sedan, in addition to the charge indicator on the instrument panel, the possibility of using Blue Link app. With it, the car owner can remotely see what the battery in his car on the screen of your smartphone.

Power point

Lithium-polymer batteries have received capacity of 9.8 kW, which is five times more than in a conventional hybrid Sonata. Due to such battery range with a good electric reached 35 kilometers. As noted in the company 2018-2019 Hyundai, they have achieved the best result in the world among all mid-size cars currently produced with pluggable hybrid.

To fully charge the batteries, take two and a half hours using a special charger. Or you can use a standard power outlet in the house at 120 volts, but then charging will take five hours of your time.

The movement of the second modification of the hybrid sedan 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid provides two-liter gasoline engine with four cylinders, complete with an electric motor of 68 horsepower, which is 32 percent more compared to the first modification.

As a result, engineers have achieved returns of 204 horsepower. The average distance traveled 100 kilometers in the combined cycle the car spends 5,9 liters.

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Conclusion

While 2018-2019 Hyundai quite carefully watching the market for hybrid cars. Proof of this is the fact that the planned number of sold hybrid Sonata for the current year is 55 thousand.

For comparison, the conventional Sonata in great demand both in Europe and in the United States. What can we say, every year for the United States 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata with conventional power plants at odds with a circulation of 200 thousand cars.

In principle, the Korean automaker is understandable. To date, the share of hybrid cars is very small, so make plans around cars with similar engines too soon and dangerous. By concentrating all our efforts on hybrids, can fail miserably. Yet people prefer the traditional powertrains.

Do not forget that the infrastructure for the operation of hybrids developed at a decent level only counts the number of countries. Suitable for such machines the city can be counted in a fairly modest list.

But otratsat that for hybrids and electric future, we can not. Too we have limited oil resources.