The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will come with some major changes. According to the latest reports, this model will receive all those changes that were presented several months ago on an updated gasoline and diesel models. To remind you, this one of the company’s most famous models that is present on the market for 32 years. It originally came in 1985 and we have seen numerous modifications of it. The current model is present since 2014 and it is in the seventh generation. After three years of production, the company is about to introduce a refreshed version of it. We saw this new model in April and there are plenty of new things. Those changes will find its place not only in conventional gasoline and diesel models but also in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The 2018 Sonata Hybrid will come later in the year.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid redesign and changes
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will come with plenty of new things. This will be a mid-classic update in a classic manner. There are plenty of novelties, both in terms of exterior and interior design. Outside, you will notice plenty of new details. This attractive sedan will come with a pretty new front end. There are new headlights, updated front fascia and a new bumper that features completely new daytime running lights. From the side, you will notice a whole new set of wheels of different size, depending on version. The rear end will come with new bumper too, which will feature some kind of a sporty diffuser, which will provide even more attractive look. Also, you will notice some smaller new details on the trunk. Although it is not official, there are also big chances to see some new color options in the offer.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid interior
Inside, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will also come with plenty of changes. Although the base design of the cabin will remain the same, we will see plenty of new parts. The first thing that you will notice is a new dashboard. A center console comes with plenty of new details, such as a bigger screen, new buttons, and nobs etc. Even a gear shifter is new. Finally, there is a completely new instrument cluster, with comes with more details, better transparency etc. In terms of dimensions, 2018 Sonata Hybrid remains the same, so we will a cabin with the same head and legroom.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid powertrain
The powertrain of 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will remain the same. It features similar configuration to the original hybrid version that came with the sixth-generation model. The old 2.4-liter engine was replaced with a new 2.0-liter unit, which is more efficient. It has a max output of 154 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with a 51-horsepower electric motor that has around 150 pound-feet of torque. Total output goes around 193 horsepower. Although the new model features a similar amount of power, fuel economy has been improved and goes around 40 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on a highway.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid other versions
Besides 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, there are some other versions to consider. There are conventional gasoline and diesel version, which feature more approachable price and lower costs of maintenance. However, the most interesting option is definitely a new plug-in hybrid version. This model offers several benefits compared to the hybrid models. It features not only better fuel economy, but also a bigger battery. It also features an all-electric mode with a range around 27 miles.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid release date and price
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid should come somewhere late in the year. Despite all these changes, we don’t expect changes in price, so it should go around 28.000 dollars. A plug-in version costs much more, around 40.000 dollars but, as we already mentioned, comes with many benefits