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!
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!
As that old, violent saying goes—there’s more than one way to skin a cat. However, when you apply that saying to the world of green automobile technology, it’s a much sunnier sentiment, if you think about it. As Hyundai has demonstrated with the new Hyundai Sonata Eco, you don’t have to fill your vehicle with all kinds of electric or hydrogen-powered parts to get awesome fuel ratings and help save the environment.
While the normal Hyundai Sonata comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the Eco model comes with a smaller 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Eco pairs that engine with a special seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to give drivers great torque and control over their driving experience. Thanks to this powertrain and stop/start technology, the Eco model gets 38 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city.
The Eco model makes the Hyundai Sonata even more exciting and competitive in the mid-size market today. The Sonata, in whatever model or trim you opt for, also sports an awesome exterior style and a comfortable and roomy interior. Come see us here at SouthTowne Hyundai to learn more about the Sonata and the rest of the lineup today.