Posted on 20. Dec, 2015 by in Hyundai Canada

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 10, 2015 The technologically modernized powertrain of a 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) was named to a prestigious Ward’s 10 Best Engines list. This is a initial time that a plug-in hybrid powertrain has done a list.

“For Hyundai’s initial entrance into a plug-in hybrid segment, Hyundai engineers did an exquisite pursuit consistent fuel potency with excellence and daily usability,” pronounced Drew Winter, editor-in-chief, WardsAuto World magazine. “Transitions between all-electric and hybrid modes are totally seamless, something that drivers will positively conclude on prolonged journeys, and a six-speed involuntary smoothness gives drivers a larger clarity of connection, compared with other variety in a segment.”

The 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid offers a potency of an choice powertrain with a singular aerodynamic extraneous design, best-in-class sum interior volume, reward facilities and modernized reserve technologies, all during an glorious value. The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid gives drivers a best of both worlds by providing a energy smoothness of a required gasoline engine, ideal for prolonged trips, with a additional advantage of environmentally accessible all-electric operation for commuting.

The automobile is powered by Hyundai’s 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder GDI engine, that produces 154 horsepower and 140 lb. ft. of torque. Unlike other variety in a segment, a Sonata Plug-in Hybrid utilizes a six-speed involuntary smoothness with a 50 kW electric engine in place of a customary torque converter. The absolute electric motor, joined with a involuntary transmission, gives drivers a heightened clarity of tie over CVT transmissions common to a hybrid segment. Lastly, a vehicle’s 9.8 kWh lithium polymer battery container provides a best-in-segment all-electric operation (AER) of 27 miles, so many consumers will be means to finish their daily invert but regulating a singular dump of fuel.

“Receiving this endowment demonstrates Hyundai’s continued movement as a personality in modernized powertrains,” pronounced Mike O’Brien, clamp president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We see poignant intensity with a Sonata PHEV as being a ‘best of both worlds’ 0 CO resolution and this endowment provides a famous height to prominence a technological and environmental caring of a whole Sonata family.”

This is a 22nd year for Ward’s 10 Best Engines, a foe combined to commend superb powertrain achievement, world-class technologies and those singular engines or electric thrust systems that are so constrained that they assistance sell a vehicle. To be eligible, a new or significantly softened engine or thrust complement contingency be on sale in a prolongation automobile during a initial entertain of 2016, with a bottom cost capped during $61,000.

Ward’s 10 Best Engines is a ultimate list that defines a industry’s superb powertrains. Since a list began in 1995, Hyundai has been respected 5 times: a Tau V-8 was in 2009 (4.6-liter), 2010 (4.6-liter) and 2011 (5.0-liter); a Gamma I-4 in 2012; and a hydrogen fuel dungeon powertrain in 2015. The 2016 awards rite will take place during a party during a North American International Auto Show on Jan 13, 2016, in Detroit.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a auxiliary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed via a United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sole and serviced by some-more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sole in a U.S. are lonesome by a Hyundai Assurance program, that includes a 5-year/60,000-mile entirely negotiable new automobile singular warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain singular guaranty and 5 years of nominal Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models versed with a Blue Link telematics complement with active reserve and automobile caring services nominal for one year with enrollment. These services embody Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.

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