Hyundai Sonata hybrid delayed

Posted on Saturday, 12 July 2014 , 12:07:38 byTheodora

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Hyundai Sonata hybrid delayed

The Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 1985. The first generation Sonata was introduced in 1985, which was a facelifted Stellar with an engine upgrade, and was withdrawn from the market in two years due to poor customer reactions. Well, time has passed and things have changed, as the Asian company is preparing to launch a hybrid version of seventh generation Sonata.

Things are not quite ready yet, so the debut of the Hyundai Sonata is delayed. Despite this, a new refreshed model with standard gasoline engine is expected to arrive on the market this year. The powertrain produces 185 horsepower (136 kW) and 241 Nm (178 lb-ft) of torque. The 2014 Hybrid Edition will be introduced unchanged for the 2015 model year. The reason for the delay is uncertain. It may be related with fuel-efficiency overstatements, which once corrected, will slash the average mpg improvement for the gasoline-only 2015 Sonata from six percent down to just two percent, or there is another reason.

The 2015 standard Hyundai Sonata powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine provides 8.4 liters / 100 km (28mpg US) in the city and 6.2 liters / 100 km (38 mpg US) on the highway, which is quite impressive. The Hyundai Sonata hybrid model won’t be released until 2016 although it was expected to arrive in 2014. The pricing of the new Sonata Hybrid will probably go over $26,000.