Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size car made by Hyundai in 1985.

At the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Hyundai Blue Drive powertrain for the then-next-generation Sonata, which uses lithium polymer battery technology. It was reported to be based on Hyundai BLUE-DRIVE concept.

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid sales in the U.S. began near the end of February 2011. The Sonata Hybrid drivetrain combines a 2.4-liter engine with six-speed automatic transmission, a 30 kW electric motor, and lightweight lithium polymer batteries to produce a full gasoline-electric hybrid with 37 miles per U.S. gallon (6.4 L/100 km; 44 mpg‑imp) in the city and 40 miles per U.S. gallon (5.9 L/100 km; 48 mpg‑imp) on the highway.[50] This powertrain is shared with the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid;[51] and 2013 Sonata Hybrid.

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