Hyundai Sonata-based hybrid will get unique styling, October 2010 U.S. launch

Discussion in 'Hyundai' started by Right Lane Cruiser, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    [​IMG] Hyundai’s first hybrid will feature a 2.4L petrol engine and 30kW electric motor running on lithium-polymer batteries.

    [XFLOAT=LEFT]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2007_Hyundai_Sonata.jpg[/XFLOAT]Viknesh Vijayenthiran - Motor Authority - Mar. 9, 2009

    Hyundai quality has really improved lately... this could be an interesting vehicle. --Ed.

    At last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show Hyundai rolled out a concept version of its Sonata sedan fitted with the company’s new ‘Blue Drive’ hybrid powertrain. Blue Drive is actually a new branding for Hyundai’s future range of eco-friendly models and will encompass everything from hybrids, to flex-fuel models and even aerodynamically-enhanced diesels.

    Hyundai has been relatively quiet on its plans for its upcoming hybrid but the company’s R&D chief Woong-chul Yang has now revealed some important details about it. Speaking with Automotive News, Yang confirmed the vehicle will be Hyundai’s first petrol-electric hybrid when it launches in the U.S. in October next year. Yang also revealed that... [RM]http://www.motorauthority.com/hyundai-sonata-based-hybrid-will-get-unique-styling-october-2010-launch.html[/RM]
     
  2. ChenZhen

    ChenZhen Dreaded Car Salesman

    Thanks for the info. I get asked quite a bit about a future Hyundai hybrid.
     
  3. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    I'm glad you found new business by switching to Hyundai -- they make a good car and are quickly improving. :)
     

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