The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is the next generation mid-size sedan manufactured by Hyundai Motors. After the recent FLUIDIC design upgrades to this car, the SONATA has become one of the best looking vehicles in this segment.
There are some modest changes in the design and styling of this car over the previous generation. After the fluidic treatment, the car looks exceptional. A lot of cuts and creases are made at various sections on this car to give it a refreshed look. The large hexagonal front grill is coated with chrome which looks dominating while maintaining a classy look.
2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review
The sharp swept back head lamps blend well with the side cladding of the car. Two creases on each side are added on the hood to make it look more aggressive. In the side view, a strong shoulder line runs through the length of the car and looks very crisp and bold. The rear has a much chiseled look which looks great. The wrap around tail lamps and the chrome coated twin exhaust tips add a sporty character to the car. Overall the car has a very imposing stance while maintaining a very elegant image.
The 2015 Sonata is powered by powerful 35kW electric drive combined with a 2.4 liter four cylinder petrol engine which work together to produce about 200 horsepower. The power is transmitted through a six speed automatic transmission which works very well in improving the fuel efficiency of this car. The 4.7 kWh lithium polymer battery pack has sufficient power and in pure electric drive the car can run at 76 miles per hour. This hybrid blue drive system works brilliantly and returns a good 38 miles per gallon combined economy figure while it brings 36 mpg in city and 40 on highway.
This car will feature a completely refreshed interior. In the piano black trim, the interior look a lot more sophisticated and classy than the current lineup. Judicious use of chrome and soft touch plastics has been done to improve the aesthetic appeal of the cabin. On the dashboard, a lot of angular and straight surfaces are used to give it a distinctive look.
Space was always a premium at the rear in the Sonata due to the sloping roof line, this next generation car has more space than before which increases the comfort level of the passengers, but headroom at rear still remains a little short. It is not a big problem but still few competitors have more to offer.
The car contains almost every feature available in this segment and has a four spoke steering wheel which houses 12 buttons that control everything from cell phone connectivity to the adaptive cruise control settings. The wide central infotainment system sits on top of the digital climate control panel. Apart from that it has ventilated seats, LED interior lights, leather upholstery etc. to make the ride more comfortable.
Release Date Of 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
A lot of safety features have been installed on this car like airbags, ABS, automatic braking, radar cruise control, blind spot monitoring system, lane assist etc. There are no worries in this segment since Hyundai delivered a lot of attention to safety.
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a nice mid-size sedan which apart from being a very comfortable and powerful car, also returns a good fuel economy. This car will be available in the first quarter of 2015 and will be priced at around $26.000 for a base model and will go up to $31.000 and higher depending on the features and trim level.