As the electric vehicle (EV) market gets more and more competitive, it seems as if every automaker is contributing its own EVs, which use only electricity as fuel. This is good news for customers, who save money and have a chance to lower their carbon footprint.
The latest auto company in the game is rumored to be Hyundai, who is said to be working on an all-electric vehicle commonly called the “Prius Fighter,” to be released sometime before the end of 2016.
Right now, Hyundai’s line-up includes the a plug-in hybrid version of the Hyundai Sonata, which has an electric-only range of 24 miles, so jumping to an all-electric vehicle seems like the right choice for Hyundai.
If the Prius Fighter is really scheduled to be released before 2016 is up, hopefully more information about the innovative vehicle will be revealed soon.
Are you looking forward to the Prius Fighter EV? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and if you’re interested in a current model, come visit us at Southtowne Hyundai.
Hyundai redesigned the Sonata Hybrid for the 2016 model year, and there’s even better news (it’s about the price). Despite the redesign, the base Sonata Hybrid’s price will remain the same as the 2015 model. In all, this comes out to $26,825, which includes the $825 destination charge.
That leaves the Toyota Camry Hybrid, starting at $27,615 and the Honda Accord Hybrid, $30,125, looking overpriced.
A two-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor power the 2016 Sonata Hybrid. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the hybrid powertrain comes in at 193 hp. The base Sonata Hybrid comes in at an EPA-estimated 39 city/43 highway mpg. That’s better than the EPA-estimated 36 city/40 highway mpg of the 2015 model.
Better yet, an all-new Sonata Plug-in Hybrid will be available in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Oregon this fall. With a 24 mile range on electricity alone, the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid beats the plug-in Ford Fusion Energi by five miles.
While pricing for the Sonata Plug-in hasn’t been announced just yet, keep your ears open for news soon. We here at Southtowne Hyundai are excited to see more fuel efficient cars starting at low prices!
New heavy weight contenders are entering the ring in the form of Honda and Toyota and Hyundai is taking it to them. With a goal to offer the best vehicle at the best price, Hyundai has dramatically slashed the price of its Tucson FCEV. The first fuel cell vehicle on the block, the maker is looking to outpace competition by a long shot.
With a dramatic 43% price reduction, the Tucson FCEV rings in the pocket books on many more buyers. Originally priced at $144,000, the reduction brings it closer to $77,000. That’s not all, folks. The South Korean government is playing its part as well by offering subsidies to fuel cell vehicle buyers. Combined with the price cut and subsidies, the Tucson FCEV can be yours for only $54,000.
While you’ll still need to fill up with hydrogen, Hyundai is covering that base as well. Customers get free fuel as long as they own the car. At 265 miles per tank, it isn’t a bad deal in the slightest. Although there aren’t any price cut announcements for Europe or North America (sold as the IX 35 FCV), Hyundai executives are ready to make that announcement at the Geneva Motor Show in March.