The South Korean company released today all the important details along pricing for the 2012 Hyundai Sonata hybrid. Under the bonnet, Hyundai uses the same hybrid powertrain with a 2.4-liter engine offering 169 horsepower and a 30kW electric motor.
The model uses a six-speed automatic transmission while a 270V lithium polymer battery pack stores the energy for the electric motor. In terms of consumption, the Sonata hybrid returns an average of 37mpg which is around 6,4 liters/100 km.
Hyundai says that the 2012 model year Sonata hybrid brings no exterior improvements but there are some tweaks at the interior. To be more precise, there is a new Leather Package which, as its name says, offers leather trim for seats, steering wheel, shift knob along heated seats.
The starting price of the 2012MY Sonata hybrid is $26,610 including a $760 delivery fee. It is true that the starting price of the model is slightly bigger than the one of the current model but Hyundai says that new equipment such as the Blue Link system is now standard.