Hyundai Sonata PHEV At 2015 NAIAS – More Images & Videos

JAN 14 2015 BY MARK KANE 18

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

In the heat of the moment, the Hyundai Sonata PHEV mostly escaped the raid of reporters at the 2015 NAIAS.  Therefore, we only spotted a few videos presenting one of the latest plug-in hybrids (available on the market later this year).

We thought we’d compliment our own photo gallery and presentation with this set of stock images, footage video and recording from the Hyundai conference.

Some specifications:

  • 9.8 kWh battery
  • 22 miles electric-only range
  • 50 kW electric motor & 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder GDI engine
  • Recharge in 2.5 hours on Level 2
  • 93 MPGe combined in EV mode (internal testing)
  • In charge sustaining mode, 38 mpg in the city, 43 mpg on the highway and 40 mpg combined (internal testing)
Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

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Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

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Hyundai Sonata PHEV

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18 Comments on "Hyundai Sonata PHEV At 2015 NAIAS – More Images & Videos"

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See Through
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Excellent car for value conscious buyers! I wish I waited before buying my EV.

Any details on pricing? I mean, how much more than a hybrid or a non-hybrid Sonata?

kdawg
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I’m not sure how much of a value it is considering what else is out there. The Sonata Hybrid is $26,000, so if this is $5k more, but you get it back w/the fed tax credit, then it stays at $26K out of pocket. Compare that to the new Volt. If the Volt’s price stays at $34K and you get $7,500 off, that’s $26.5K. So for $500 bucks more you get a much better car.

Epicurus
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Epicurus

The Volt should blow out the PHEV competition, shouldn’t it?

kdawg
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It’s plane-Jane, with a dash that looks 10 years old IMO, but welcome to the plug-in club.

See Through
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When I drive, my eyes are on the road. I care little about how the dash looks. I need the 17″ ipad at home, not on my dash.

kdawg
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9.8 kWh is pretty weak too. Will be going to the gas station a lot still.

mike w
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mike w

Not for me. 22 miles AER would work for me. My daily commute is only a couple of miles.

SIvad
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SIvad

That will be one sluggish commute with 50 kW or 67 hp in all EV mode. For the same price why not get a 2016 Volt where in EV mode you will get 50 miles and 150 hp?

P0litik@llyInkorrect.ru
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P0litik@llyInkorrect.ru

It appears to be adequate for the common Joe Schmoe.

More PHEV, the better.

Glenn
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Glenn

Any word on trunk space?

David Murray
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David Murray

Am I the only one that gets a laugh out of the marketing sign that says “powerful 50 Kw motor?” Doesn’t sound too powerful to me. I think the first generation Prius had something about that size in it back in 2001.

Anderlan
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Anderlan

Yet another dash with “% Power” instead of kilowatts. Blech. What, you don’t want to give anyone power bragging rights? At least they could try to combine them on the same dial, like kph/mph.

SIvad
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SIvad

It wouldn’t be that hard to just put a smaller subset of numbers next to the power numbers that are the kWs. I guess in this case it’s at least easy enough to divide by 2

Murrysville EV
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Murrysville EV

Compared to my Optima Hybrid, this doesn’t impress me. The OH is EPA rated at 36/40, but I’ve gotten up to 45 on the highway.

The free plug-in miles would help a lot, but I’m not sure I want to deal with dual fuels all the time.

Nix
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Nix

Better than the Prius PHEV, worse than the Volt.

Someone out there
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Someone out there

What a joke! 50 kW electic motor? 9 kWh battery? It seems the hybrid market is going in the wrong direction, they throw in a small under-powered electric motor and an AA battery and call it a “hybrid”. I guess there is some government incentive or tax break for hybrid manufacturers they want a piece of.

MDEV
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MDEV

China incentives for hybrids of 50 miles of range minimum. Below that none.

Someone
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Someone

And it doesn’t apply for foreign cars so it doesn’t matter anyway.