Hyundai has introduced the 2016 Sonata in its home market
Hyundai has introduced the 2016 Sonata in its home market.
The South Korean sedan will now be offered with seven different engines, including a plug-in hybrid version. It features a 2.0-liter petrol engine with 154 PS (113 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft), supported by an electric motor that provides 35 km (22 miles) on purely electric energy.
Looking at the more conventional variants, there is a new 1.6-liter turbo petrol unit, generating 180 PS (132 kW) and 264 Nm (194 lb-ft) of torque from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm. On the diesel side, the car is getting an improved 1.7-liter diesel engine, similar to the one offered for the facelifted i40 in Europe. It has 141 PS (104 kW) and 340 Nm (250 lb-ft). Both motors can be mated to a newly developed automatic transmission with two clutches.
The Sonata will continue to be available in the 2.0 Turbo, 2.0 CVVl, 2.0 LPi, Hybrid variants.