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.