2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is going into the new 2013 model year in companion with a large number of transformations as to the gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, which will help to enhance the fuel efficiency up to 6% and develop electric-only driving.

Simultaneously, the Korean carmaker went down its prices by around $200 over the 2012MY, together with the standard Sonata Hybrid that’s starting at around $25,650 and the special and Limited edition at round $30,550 (exclude a $795 delivery charge)

Among the most important modifications that has been made to the new hybrid architecture from Sonata is the adding of a larger capacity of 10.5 kW Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG), a nice and higher output 35 kW electric motor, and also a more powerful of 47 kW Lithium Polymer battery pack.

Over and above to improve the efficiency of the system, Hyundai engineers revised the hybrid system clutch control, re-tuned again the throttle, maximized the regenerative braking shift pattern and also lessen the friction in the 6-speed automatic transmission.

The engine, the 2.4-liter Theta II four-cylinder engine that going on an Atkinson cycle still the same – there’s no any change – as does its hybrid system’s combined output of the 206hp. When in the pure electric drive, the new Sonata Hybrid can run electrically up to 75mph (121 km/h).

The change is on its fuel economy numbers, as the 2013 model goes back 36 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and also 38 mpg combined that symbolize a development of 6%, 3%and 6% correspondingly over the previous 2012 model (34mpg city, 39 mpg highway and also 36mpg combined). Unfortunately, the further information about its price hasn’t revealed yet. So, we’ve to wait until Hyundai unveiled that further information. Just look at some pictures on our gallery below to see more details on this car.

Sonata Hybrid Packaging

The Sonata Hybrid MSRP is $25,650, excluding $795 freight and includes the following standard equipment:

    • 2.4L Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder hybrid engine
    • Hybrid Starter-Generator (HSG)
    • Permanent magnet high-power density motor
    • 270V lithium polymer battery
    • 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC
    • Electronic stability control with traction control system
    • ABS with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist
    • Active front head restraints
    • Front, front seat side and curtain airbags
    • 16-inch Eco-spoke alloy wheels
    • Headlight LED accents
    • LED taillights
    • Front fog lights
    • Side mirror-mounted turn signal indicators
    • Unique, tinted chrome front grille
    • Bodyside molding tinted chrome inserts
    • Chrome exterior door handles
    • Proximity entry with push-button start
    • Remote keyless entry, alarm and immobilizer
    • Electroluminescent instrument cluster (Supervision)
    • 4.2-inch color TFT multi-function trip computer with hybrid technology display
    • Dual automatic temperature control
    • Floor console mounted rear vents
    • Heated front seats
    • Chrome interior door handles
    • Leatherette interior door panel inserts
    • Tilt & telescopic steering wheel with cruise, audio and phone controls
    • Metalgrain interior accents
    • AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 with iPod/USB & auxiliary input jacks
    • Power windows, locks, heated mirrors
    • Integrated Bluetooth with phonebook transfer
    • Hyundai Blue Link Telematics system
    • Automatic light control
    • Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS)
    • Solar control glass

Sonata Hybrid Limited

The Sonata Hybrid Limited MSRP is $30,550, excluding $795 freight, and includes the following standard equipment:

    • 17-inch Eco-spoke alloy wheels with unique finish
    • Leather seating surfaces
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
    • Heated rear seats
    • Power driver seat with lumbar support
    • Navigation system with high-resolution touch-screen display
    • Rear backup camera
    • Infinity premium speakers, subwoofer and external amplifier (400-watt)
    • HD Radio Technology with multicasting
    • SiriusXM NavTraffic, NavWeather and Sports & Stocks w/ 90-Day Trial
    • Auto-dimming mirror/HomeLink/Compass
    • Premium door sill plates

Panoramic Sunroof Package ($1,000 MSRP)

  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Glossy black door surround and outside mirror housing

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