The Hyundai Sonata had already been one of the most popular midsize sedans in the country for over 20 years before the Sonata Hybrid was introduced in 2008. Eight years later, Hyundai is proud to announce its latest innovation, the Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid.
Updated again for 2017, the latest Hyundai hybrid will allow many consumers to complete their daily commute without using any gasoline at all, as the Plug-In Hybrid delivers an amazing equivalent of 99 mpg when operating in electric vehicle (EV) mode.
Charge into the Future of Hyundai Hybrid Technology
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) provide the best of both worlds by delivering the power of a hybrid gasoline engine for longer trips and an environmentally friendly all-electric option for short commutes. The 2017 Sonata PHEV can recharge from a normal 120v outlet in under three hours with its Level-Two charger, and boasts a class-leading 27 mile all-electric range. Combined with the gas engine, the car has a very impressive range of 590 miles between fill-ups.
Driving the PHEV version of the vehicle is not unlike the gas-powered Hyundai Sonata. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic, and the torque converter found in an all-gasoline engine is replaced by a 50kW electric motor, giving the car the equivalent of 140 lb.-ft. of torque and 202 horsepower. The distinctive instrument cluster allows the driver to keep up with every aspect of their car’s functions, and the charge indicator on top of the dashboard allows easy viewing of the status from inside or outside the vehicle.
Every Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid comes standard with the Blue Link smartphone app. This app allows users to easily track and control the car’s charging schedule and get real time information on the vehicle’s diagnostics. It also contains useful features such as remote start, lock, and unlock, all from the app.
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid is available for sale in Madison, Wisconsin, at Zimbrick Hyundai Eastside, along with the full host of new Hyundai models. We also have a great selection of pre-owned vehicles. Feel free to contact us via phone or email with any question on this or other Hyundai models. We hope to hear from you soon.