Hyundai has taken the wraps off the 2015 Sonata Hybrid at home in Seoul, South Korea.

Hyundai has taken the wraps off the 2015 Sonata Hybrid at home in Seoul, South Korea.

Motivation is provided by a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine producing 156 HP (115 kW) and 139 lb-ft (189 Nm) which in this application is combined with an electric motor generating an additional 52 HP (38 kW) and 151 lb-ft (205 Nm) of torque. Compared to its predecessor, the new Sonata Hybrid is significantly more efficient as fuel consumption has been reduced by 0.5 liters / 100 km to just 5.5 liters / 100 km (42.7 mpg US or 51.3 mpg UK).

It benefits from a newly developed six-speed automatic gearbox featuring a lighter torsion damper, an electric oil pump and a new engine clutch while the torque converter has been removed. Moreover, the capacity of the lithium-ion battery pack has increased by 13.3 percent to 1.62 kWh and now sits under the trunk which has increased cargo capacity by 10.5 percent to 380 liters.

Hyundai has also made the car more aerodynamically efficient and they also installed a low-drag rear diffuser, full underbody cover and streamlined 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels.

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