2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid price review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 23 February 2013 , 08:02:10 byDan

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid price

Despite the fact that Hyundai carmaker announced a delay on presenting the 2013 Sonata Hybrid, the specialists have decided to offer us some official details on it. Apparently the starting price was established at $25.650 for the Sonata hybrid and at $30.550 for the new range topping Sonata Hybrid Limited. The first one increases fuel efficiency and operates in all-electric mode more often and for longer periods of time. The improved architecture optimizes electric-only driving by adding a larger capacity 10.5 kW Hybrid Starter Generator, higher output 35 kW electric motor, a more powerful 47 kW Lithium Polymer battery pack and an optimized hybrid operating strategy. All upgrades are paired with a 2.4-liter Theta II 4-cylinder engine that runs on a more efficient Atkinson Cycle and an enhanced transmission capable to generate 206 horsepower. In pure electric drive, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid can drive electrically up to 75 miles per hour.

The talented engineers want to increase the overall amount of available electrical drive power and improve the efficiency of the Hybrid Blue Drive operating system in the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. More power in the battery, allows the model to have greater flexibility in running the gasoline engine at optimum efficiency, which helps at saving fuel. The 2013 model uses the all-electric mode at optimal moments such as highway driving, and then saves the gasoline engine stat-up for roads that require a heavier dose of power.

The improved efficiency of the battery pack is the key to recovering more kinetic energy from braking and changing from the engine, when needed to propel the vehicle. The model can now sustain all-electric mode longer than the previous system. The higher output electric motor is also essential to improving energy capture during regenerative braking. This is all for now on the matter.
Source: autoblog