Facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Drops In Price Yet Offers More Kit

Hyundai announced that the 2018 Sonata Hybrid will be priced now from $26,385, making it $500 cheaper than the 2017 model.

Despite the drop in price, Hyundai has added Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert to the standard equipment of the 2018 Sonata Hybrid, further boosting its value for money.

The updated 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was revealed at the Chicago Auto Show, featuring a more dynamic and sleeker exterior look with the interior also receiving an updated center stack area and instrument cluster among other changes.

The hybrid powertrain combines a 154hp 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder petrol engine with a 51hp (38kW) electric motor. Combined output remains the same as before, at 193hp, with a six-speed automatic transmission being the only option.  The battery pack’s capacity has been slightly increased, from 1.62 kWh to 1.76 kWh.

Hyundai claims an improved fuel economy of 39mpg city/45mpg highway/42mpg combined, thanks to the bigger battery capacity and optimized operating efficiency of the hybrid powertrain.

Limited models are also enhanced with new equipment, such as a panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights and LED interior lights. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited with Unlimited Package adds more features, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, wireless charging pad and heated steering wheel.

Sales of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid have kicked off at dealerships nationwide.

 

more photos...
  • :/ Yurr

    I see they brought the pano sunroof back. Nice

Facelifted Renault Espace Spotted Near Arctic Circle

Renault’s updated Espace MPV should make its official debut sometime before 2020.

Chevrolet’s C8 Corvette Won’t Premiere At Detroit Auto Show

You’ll have to wait a little longer to see the mid-engine Chevrolet C8 Corvette.

DS Techeetah Shows Off New E-TENSE FE19 Formula E Car

Formula E’s fifth season is about to commence this Saturday on December 15.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Is All About Speed, Costs $699

This special edition smartphone will go on sale in North America and Western Europe on Thursday, December 13.

Porsche Launches 2019 Macan S With New 349HP V6 Engine

UK buyers will have to spend upwards of £46,344 for the 2019 Porsche Macan.

2020 BMW Z4 U.S. Pricing Leaked, Will Start At $64,695

The U.S.-spec BMW Z4 M40i gets 382 hp, whereas the European model has to make do with 335 hp.

Upcoming Porsche Taycan Could Very Well Be Sold Out For The First Year

That’s if all customers who have already placed an order do indeed go on with purchasing the EV.

BMW’s Game-changing Platform Supports ICEs, Hybrids And EVs

The brand new architecture will underpin all future models from the 3-Series upwards.

Mercedes So Far Unhappy With 2019 F1 Engine Development

According to Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff, the team is behind on its targets regarding the new power unit.

Massive Accident Involving Multiple Vehicles Is Scary To Watch

A driver lost control and caused a multiple vehicle collision in Votkinsk, Russia.