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16Hyundai reveals new Sonata Hybrid in Seoul

The wraps are off Hyundai's next-generation Sonata Hybrid after an unveiling in Seoul, South Korea, and the latest model brings an improved powertrain and slight styling tweaks.

2Hyundai ups price of 2014 Sonata Hybrid slightly to $26,000

Hyundai is hoping prospective car buyers won't quibble with a 1.3 percent price hike for its Sonata Hybrid this year. Heck, the South Korean automaker brought the price down a year ago, so everyone's theoretically almost even. Or so they hope.

1Autoblog Podcast #340

Corvette C7 fuel economy, 2014 Mazda3 sedan, Isle of Man

AddHyundai's 50-acre rooftop solar-panel system will be South Korea's largest

Hyundai's green-cred future's so bright, its factory roof's gotta wear shades. The South Korean automaker will install that country's largest solar-panel system when it deploys about 40,000 solar voltaic panels on the roof of its Asan plant later this year.

49Hyundai announces standard brake-override for all models

Always looking for ways to one-up its Japanese competitors, Hyundai has announced that a brake override system will be standard equipment on its full line of vehicles, starting this month.

AddHyundai offers 'lifetime battery replacement guarantee' for Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai is complementing its standard 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty by adding a "lifetime battery replacement guarantee" for the Sonata Hybrid, the only hybrid the South Korean automaker sells.

AddHyundai will boost 2012 investment by 16%, largely on fuel-efficiency efforts

Hyundai Motor Group, the parent of both South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Group and Kia International, will boost investment in facilities, research and development by 16 percent this year largely on its efforts to develop more fuel efficient engines for the two automakers.

AddConsumer Reports calls 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid disappointing

Does the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid match its stellar non-gas-electric counterpart? According to Consumer Reports, the answer is simple: the Sonata Hybrid – unlike the conventional Sonata GLS – is full of flaws.

1142011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Decent Fuel Economy, Better Looks, Solid Value

54Consumer Reports lauds Chrysler 300 improvement, Hyundai Genesis still tops

"The best Chrysler sedan we've seen in decades," says Consumer Reports, in reference to the 2011 Chrysler 300. At the risk of damning a very fine car with faint praise, that may not be all that much of an accomplishment. And we'd have to add that the last all-new Chrysler 300, which hit the market in model-year 2005, was also the best Chrysler sedan the world had seen in decades.

1Autoblog Podcast #240

2012 Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Cruze diesel, bending Ford SVT Raptor frames

AddReport: Most Hyundai Sonata Hybrid deliveries delayed until at least late March

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddHyundai Sonata Hybrid delay due to modifications of virtual engine sound

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Add2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid configurator powers up

In mid-October, Hyundai announced that its 2011 Sonata Hybrid would be eligible for a $1,300 tax credit, and now the online configurator has officially powered up, indicating that orders will likely be accepted soon. With a a low base price of $25,795 (not including $750 in destination charges), the Sonata Hybrid can be loaded with options while still keeping the tab in the low $30s range.

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