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.