The all-new Sonata Hybrid’s highlight is a solar roof.
This fall sales of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata will start in the United States. The automaker’s website is teasing with fine posters, but does not inform of the prices so far.
It seems American buyers will have a nice bonus. Hyundai has introduced a hybrid version of the Sonata.
Photocells are integrated in the car roof. If they are under the sun for at least 6 hours a day, then every year the Sonata Hybrid will receive additional 808 miles – about 1300 km.
Moreover, Hyundai uses the Active Shift Control system for the first time. It aligns the rotational speeds of the engine and transmission. As a result, a 6-speed automatic gearbox switches faster by 30%, and this saves fuel.
The powertrain of the 2020 Sonata Hybrid includes a 2.0-liter gasoline 150-hp engine (112-kW), 188 Nm (139 lb-ft) and a 51-hp (38-kW) electric motor delivering a torque of 250 Nm (151 lb-ft). The claimed fuel consumption is about 47.3 mpg.
Will the Sonata Hybrid reach the USA? Probably yes, and then the Honda Accord Hybrid will get a strong competitor with the solar roof.
Meanwhile, the new-generation Hyundai Sonata’s range includes a base sedan, as well as the Sonata Turbo and the Sonata Hybrid presented in South Korea at the 2019 Seoul Motore Show.