2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets High-Tech Redesign
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid debuted in the U.S. earlier this month, strengthening the model’s well-established eco-friendliness with an impressive new array of cutting-edge technologies and sleek aerodynamic design elements.
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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid features
Available in Blue and Limited trims, the 2020 Sonata Hybrid pairs a Smartstream 2.0-liter engine with an electric motor for a total system output of 192 horsepower. The Sonata Hybrid Blue achieves 52 mpg in combined city and highway driving, while the Limited yields a combined 47 mpg. With its combination of electric and gas power, the Sonata Hybrid can travel up to 686 miles between tank fill-ups.
New for 2020, the Sonata Hybrid comes with Active Shift Control technology. This system closely matches the electric motor to the rotation speed of the engine and transmission, enabling quicker, smoother shifts and more efficient performance.
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Also improving the Sonata Hybrid’s efficiency is a new Solar Roof System. This feature uses solar panels to charge the batteries, boosting mileage by up to 2 miles a day and providing the car with a distinctive design element.
The overall design of the Sonata Hybrid contributes to its eco-friendliness as well. New aerodynamic features include active air flaps, a redesigned rear spoiler, a bumper lip, and wheel deflectors. These elements contribute a unique look and direct airflow around the car to minimize drag.
Like its regular Sonata sibling, the Sonata Hybrid also offers the optional Digital Key system, which lets drivers unlock, start, and drive the vehicle with a smartphone connection instead of a physical key or fob. This system also lets the vehicle owner share this virtual access to other drivers’ phones (and revoke it if necessary).
The Sonata Hybrid contains a wide variety of other advanced technologies for both convenience and connectivity. The available 10.25-inch high-definition display includes customizable split screens, navigation and HD Radio traffic, dual-device Bluetooth, and smartphone integration via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Drivers will find a generous lineup of standard safety technologies in the Sonata Hybrid. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot and Rear Cross Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Smart Cruise Control, and High Beam Assist are included on both trims.
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