Tuesday, January 25, 2022
News 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid unveiled

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid unveiled

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid broke cover today with an hybrid exclusive design and a solar roof system.

The new Hyundai Sonata has not even reached our continent that already the manufacturer unveiled the first details surrounding the hybrid livery, scheduled as a 2020 model year.

Of course, the most recent electric-assisted Sonata is based on the latest generation of the sedan with a revolutionary design … for the model at least! Speaking of design, the Sonata Hybrid is somewhat different from the model unveiled earlier this year with an exclusive front grille, aerodynamic wheels (16 or 17 inches) as well as a taillights-integrated spoiler. However, it is the solar roof that wins the palm of the most distinctive element on this Sonata.

Indeed, this roof has the function of recharging the battery to improve the autonomy, in addition to preventing any discharge. The carmaker even says that six hours of daily recharging (with solar panels on the roof) helps add up to 1300 km of additional range per year.

Unsurprisingly, the new 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid also comes with newly introduced technology, the Active Transmission Control System that would reduce gear shift time by up to 30 percent, in addition to reducing vehicle pitch variations by 50% due to slow decelerations and accelerations caused by gear changes. Hyundai says gear changes are faster and more flexible.

Under the hood, the Sonata Hybrid comes with the Smartstream G2.0 GDi HEV 4-cylinder engine connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine immediately delivers 150 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque, while the electric motor adds 51 horsepower to the equation, not to mention the additional 151 lb-ft. The total power of this sedan reaches 192 hp. The average fuel consumption of this new 2020 Sonata Hybrid would mean a more than acceptable average of 5.2L/100 km.

It remains to be seen if Hyundai Canada will offer this new Sonata Hybrid, but if the past is any indication of the future, we should receive this “green” variant in the coming months.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid | Photo: Hyundai

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid | Photo: Hyundai

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid | Photo: Hyundai

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