2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The new redesigned 2017 Hyundai Sonata is making room for a grand appearance in showrooms around the world. What’s new for this model besides some exterior changes? The seventh generation of Sonata produced in 2014 made a small leap in sales due to a facelift, a plug-in hybrid, and a hybrid model. Thus endangering sales of its one of many rivals like Honda Accord.

2017 Hyundai Sonata-front view

2017 Hyundai Sonata – Redesign

With wider 3-bar grille, the car will definitely look more aggressive. The base model will have redesigned and somewhat broader LED headlight units, while on other trim levels HID Xenon will be mounted and a panoramic power sunroof. Front parking sensors should be standard according to rumors; those were available only on certain models. The carmaker will also redesign LED rear lights, as well as the 16-inch alloy wheels. Amongst others with these adjustments 2017 Hyundai Sonata will stand shoulder to shoulder with other mid-sized luxurious sedans.

2017 Hyundai Sonata-dashboard

2017 Hyundai Sonata – Features

The interior won’t suffer some dramatic changes. They will focus more on equipment rather than a redesign of the whole cabin. With already premium leather upholstery, fine design and high-quality materials, we can see why. There are many features on 2017 Hyundai Sonata. All of them will be available on eight-inch LCD touch-screen (eight-inch is an option on the current model) besides audio. With camera placed at the rear bumper, reversing will be much easier.

With 400-watt Infinity audio system and 9 speakers, you’ll get premium sound as you can expect from this model. You will have all the surrounding places of interest and easy navigation with SiriusXM Travel Link. Connectivity options with your devices were available with AndroidAuto, but rumors are that AppleCar will also be available for iOS users. For best driving experience with 2017 Hyundai Sonata and “stuck in traffic situations” Smart cruise control with Stop/Start capability will do the job just fine.

2017 Hyundai Sonata-rear view

2017 Hyundai Sonata – Powertrains

We are already familiar with powertrains of the current Sonata. But let’s name them just in case you missed them by accident. They are likely to stay. First one is powerful 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbo that outputs outstanding 245 horsepower. With 1.6-liter turbocharged engine which delivers 178 horsepower through seven-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) combined mileage is 33 mpg. And what’s with the hybrid version? It is unknown whether the performance will be increased or not on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, but the current model on the market is doing a good job. It’s 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected 4-cylinder engine that produces 159 horsepower that we’ve not mention above. This with combined electric motor and 51 itself horsepower, power output is around 193 horsepower while fuel consumption is 41.5 mpg combined.

2017 Hyundai Sonata – Price And Release Date

With release date in last quarter of 2016, there are is just enough time for South Koreans to improve these numbers of 2017 Hyundai Sonata. The price probably won’t go higher than the current one which is affordable especially for the hybrid. So, the base model is $26.000 to $30.100. As for the plug-in Hybrid, you will have to spend from $34.600 to $38.600.

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