The new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid feature a comprehensive exterior and interior redesign, safety, suspension and new and improved infotainment and connectivity functions. The 2018 Hybrid and Plug-in will be produced in Asan, Korea, with Hybrid availability in the very very first quarter of 2018 and Plug-in availability in the 2nd quarter of 2018.
“Our new 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in models add appeal in region from exterior to interior design, handling, steering, ride comfort and ease safety and infotainment,”
stated Mike O’Brien, vice leader of Product, Corporate and Digital Planning at Hyundai Motor America.
“When combined with Hyundai’s outstanding value and efficiency, the new Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in are sure to attract even more eco-focused buyers.”
The new Sonata exterior design conveys a new appearance from vantage point, this kind of as new wheel designs. On the inside, a new instrument solar panel center bunch steering wheel, available audio/video navigation program wireless teletelephone charging and rear USB cost port additional enhance the interior experience.
The coronary heart of the 2018 Sonata Hybrid is a 2.0-liter Nu GDI four-cylinder engine coupled with a six-pace transmission that houtilizes a powerful 38 kW electric motor and clutch where the torque converter would normally be found. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s Transmission-Mounted Electrical Device (TMED) delivers the same responsive, engaging driving characteristics Sonata owners expect while improving fuel economic climate through the use of a larger electric motor.
This innovative transmission utilizes an electric oil pump, which helps improve efficiency. It is possible for Sonata Hybrid to operate solely on electric power at paces up to 75 mph by decoupling the gasoline engine from the rest of the drivetrain.
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s Nu engine creates 154 horsepower and 140 lb. ft. of torque. The electric motor creates 38 kW (51 horsepower) and 151 lb. ft. of torque. Hybrid program net power is 193 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Sonata Hybrid SE has preliminary internal estimates of 39 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the freeway and 42 mpg combined. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s total range is believed at more than 650 miles under typical driving conditions.
The lithium-ion polymer battery pack capacity is 1.76 kWh and the battery pack suits under the trunk floor which allows for a smooth trunk floor as well as available 60/40 split-folding rear seats. Sonata Hybrid offers 13.3 cu. ft. of cargo volume, thanks to the compact battery pack dimensions and efficient design. Locating the battery pack beneath the trunk floor helps improve cargo volume and total interior volume with 106.1 cu. ft., the most in its segment.
PLUG-IN HYBRID POWERTRAIN
Although the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is very technologically sophisticated it drives similarly to the regular Sonata Hybrid, but with the additional benefit of extended all-electric range. A 9.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack, more than 5 times larger than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s battery, gives the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid an EPA-believed all-electric range of up to 27 miles, and it can recost in less than three hrs with a level-two costr. It offers the best of every worlds by providing the power delivery of a hybrid gasoline engine, perfect for lengthy trips, with the additional benefit of environmentally-friendly all-electric range for commuting. As a result, many consumers will be able to complete their daily commute without using a single drop of fuel, and total believed range is an impressive 590 miles.
The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid utilizes a six-pace transmission with Hyundai’s Transmission-Mounted Electrical Device (TMED), a 50 kW electric motor, in place of a torque converter. The 50 kW electric motor is 32 percent more powerful than the motor used in Sonata Hybrid and allows EV operation at higher engine load and pace. A 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder GDI engine coupled with the electric motor allows the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid to operate just like the Sonata Hybrid once the onboard battery cost is depleted. The Sonata Plug-in Nu engine creates 154 horsepower and 140 lb. ft. of torque and the total program output is 202 horsepower at 6,000 rpm.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in come standard with seven airbags, this kind of as a driver’s knee airbag. Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, ABS and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System with individual tire pressure display and a rearview digital digital camera are also standard. LED headlamps are optional and LED taillights and DRLs are standard.
Hyundai engineers implemented many active safety technologies for the Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in to assist drivers and help prevent accidents. No lengthyer reserved for luxury cars sophisticated safety technologies this kind of as Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert is standard. Available sophisticated safety functions include Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Automatic High Beam Assist.
The Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in sophisticated Blind Spot Detection program is designed to alert drivers of an nearing vehicle in the next lane if the turn signal is activated. Drivers are very very first alerted of a vehicle in the blind spot by warning lights in the side mirrors. When the turn signal is activated, the Lane Change Assist program decides the closing pace of any vehicle in the adjacent lane to determine if the lane alter is safe. If the program decides the vehicle in the other lane is closing too rapidly it seems an audible alarm to warn the driver that the lane alter is unsafe. The Lane Keep Assist utilizes a forward-facing digital digital camera to recognize lane markers. If the program detects the vehicle is headed outside the lane markers, a warning on the instrument cluster illuminates and an audible seem alerts the driver.
Rear Cross-traffic Alert (RCTA) is another standard feature that utilizes sophisticated technologies from the Blind Spot Detection program. RCTA tests the areas to every side of the Sonata when drivers are backing out of parking spaces. If the program detects another vehicle is nearing from the side, the Sonata driver is given an audible alert. This program is another device that helps Sonata drivers benefit from active safety technologies.
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid delivers the convenience technology one would expect in a luxury vehicle in an incredibly efficient mid-size hybrid sedan. Hyundai’s Hands-free Smart Trunk is available as well as an electronic parking brake with vehicle hold, an Integrated Memory System for driver’s seat and side mirrors, segment-exclusive rear window sunshades, ventilated front seats, power front seats with adjustable driver lumbar support and Smart Luxury cruise Control featuring stop/start capability.
Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in offer an eight-inch color touchscreen navigation program with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® smartteletelephone integration, iPod®/USB and auxiliary inputs, SiriusXM® satellite radio and Bluetooth® teletelephone connectivity with teletelephonebook transfer and voice-recognition. Available upgrades include a nine-speaker Infinity premium audio program with subwoofer and external Infinity® amplifier.
The available eight-inch navigation program offers a map and music split-screen display and the ability to record SiriusXM preestablisheds one to six. For 2018, this navigation program also adds Bird’s Eye View map perspective capability. Switching to a preestablished station in the middle of your favorite song will not be an irritation any lengthyer; simply rewind up to 22 minutes to listen to the full song or capture up on sports activities activities broadcasts. SiriusXM Travel Link® provides access to traffic information sports activities activities scores, weather, stock prices fuel prices and nearby movie times.
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in use the same functional design cues to improve the drag coefficient to an industry-leading 0.24 Cd.
NEXT-GENERATION BLUE LINK® CONNECTED CAR SYSTEM
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Blue Link-equipped models include three years of complimentary Blue Link services, with enhanced safety, diagnostic, remote and voice navigation services. Blue Link provides connectivity straight into the car with technologies like Remote Start with Climate Control, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Blue Link functions can be accessed via buttons on the rearview mirror, the MyHyundai.com web portal, the MyHyundai with Blue Link smartteletelephone app, the Amazon® Alexa Blue Link skill, and the Blue Link Google Assistant app. Some functions can also be managed via Android Wear™ and Apple Watch™ smartwatch apps. The latest release of the Blue Link smartteletelephone app includes:
MYHYUNDAI with BLUE LINK® APP
Owners can manage and monitor the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid remotely via the Blue Link smartteletelephone app. With the app, owners can access real-time data from their Sonata Plug-in and perform specific commands like starting the engine and locking doors. Plus, customers can search for points of interest using Google with voice or text and have the directions when they start their Sonata Plug-in.
For Sonata Plug-in owners who will cost at their residence, one of the most useful functions of the app is the ability to manage their Plug-in charging schedule. Owners are given vehicle charging options that they can select while in the car, but customers can also manage them remotely via their smartteletelephone. Immediate cost is the simplest option, as charging begins as soon as the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is plugged-in.
A distinctive instrument cluster provides Sonata Plug-in Hybrid drivers with additional information concerning the vehicle’s functions. A cost sign is located on top of the dashboard to make it easy to see the state of cost from outside the vehicle.
Individuals that have different electric prices at off-peak times may want to schedule the cost to reduce cost as well as reduce peak demand on the electricity grid. Customers can do that with the new app based on time and date. For example charging could be established to start at 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays on a weekly basis.