Hyundai has officially announced its latest 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, in the form of a bigger vehicle than all the sixth-generation cars from its stables. The most attractive feature about the new hybrid is that it offers lifetime battery warranty. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a four-door, five-passenger sedan, specially meant for family drives.
The 2013 Sonata Hybrid is well-built and efficient for long drives. The larger generator equipped within itself gives a high electric output and increases fuel efficiency. It has a larger battery of 47 KW lithium polymers, which is much more efficient than the previous batteries. This is because it allows greater elasticity for the gasoline engine, and thus saving energy. The battery also weighs less and so takes less space.
The EPA estimates that the sedan races two miles per gallon compared to its 2012 predecessor, which had returned 36 mpg in cities and 40 mpg along highways.
The new Sonata Hybrid features a stylish exterior and a modern interior. Other features include a motor-driven power steering, air conditioning, satellite radio, USB and auxiliary input jacks, and tilting steering wheel with audio and motor controls.
The standard safety options include electronic stability and grip control, brake assist, six-airbags, sensor, and active front head restraints. The hybrid car also has a cargo area of 12.1 cubic feet and is equipped with six-speed automatic transmission.
With all these new and advanced features, the 2013 Sonata Hybrid carries a base price of $25,650 which is $200 less than what the 2012 Sonata is available for.