Hyundai knows innovation and they’re taking it on in full. The next Hyundai Genesis you see might have a slight difference from its predecessors. Hyundai is introducing the Electric Genesis.
Manfred Fitzgerald, Hyundai’s chief executive, announced the news, “We will definitely go as Genesis brand down the road of alternative propulsions and it is very, very obvious that EV is definitely on the map.”
Hyundai chose its luxury model, Genesis, for the electric upgrade because of the rising popularity of electric luxury vehicles.
There’s not yet an exact timeline on when this all-electric Genesis will be released, but it should be out by 2020. It’ll have a 250-mile pure electric range.
And it’s not the only update that Genesis is getting. The 2017 Genesis G80 will have a diesel version in addition to its gas model.
When the Genesis EV premieres, it’ll be joining a handful of other Hyundai electric models. The Hyundai Ioniq currently has a standard hybrid model as well as a plug-in. And it, too, has future EV models on the way.
So it might be a little bit of a wait, but it’ll be worth it once the electric Genesis is revealed!
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!