The Hyundai Sonata may have been completely redesigned for 2015, but the hybrid version of old midsize sedan will carry over into 2015 as we wait for the new hybrid to debut for the 2016 model year. In other words, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is really just a continuation of the 2014 car.
The current Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is powered by a 2.4-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine that pairs with a 35-kilowatt electric motor for a combined output of 199 hp. It uses a lithium-polymer battery pack and gets EPA fuel economy ratings of 36 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, 38 combined for the standard car, and a slightly decreased combined rating of 37 mpg for the Hybrid Limited version. Since the redesigned version of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata boasts higher fuel economy ratings compared with its predecessor, we can assume that the next Sonata hybrid will improve on the current car’s numbers as well.
The new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will arrive sometime next year, going on sale as a 2016 model, so the current Sonata Hybrid will live on and be sold in dealers for the next year or so as a 2015 model. Hyundai has not officially announced pricing, but don’t expect much of a change from the 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s base price of $26,810 with destination.
The redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata sedan recently went on sale with three powertrains: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, and a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder for the new Eco version. Stay tuned for more news about the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and look for some likely discounts on the outgoing Sonata Hybrid as production ramps down and dealers continue to sell off inventory of the 2014 and 2015 Sonata Hybrid models.