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Toronto 2015: Hyundai presents 2016 Sonata Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid

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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) made their Canadian debut today at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. Both are expected to go on sale later this year, with prices to be announced in the meantime.

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV combines a 154-horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder GDI engine with a 50-kilowatt electric motor (32% more powerful than the one in the Sonata Hybrid). Net output is 202 horsepower.

Meanwhile, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is rated at 193 horsepower thanks to the same GDI engine and a 38-kilowatt electric motor. Fuel consumption ratings are 6.0/5.2/5.6 L/100km (city/highway/combined).

These two hybrid models stand out from the regular Sonata with unique grilles, bumpers, front fenders, headlights, and taillights, not to mention new wheels and chrome accents on the sides. Moreover, they each come standard with hands-free trunk opening, a USB port, an auxiliary input, and seven airbags.

Options with the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (standard in PHEV trim) include an 8” centre display with navigation, cooled front seats, rear cross traffic alert, and LED headlights.

Hyundai Sonata PHEV (Photo: Hyundai)
Hyundai Sonata PHEV (Photo: Hyundai)