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Redesigned 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and PHEV revealed in Chicago

We liked the 2016 models, and we expect more of the same for the 2018s.

The visual improvements are welcome, and so are the interior upgrades. The powertrain is unchanged.

Hyundai’s new Plug-in has a range of 590 miles

Hyundai’s new Plug-in has a range of 590 miles Hyundai revealed the 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The Plug-in Hybrid includes a 50 kW electric motor battery pack and has a combined range of 590 miles. The two Sonatas will be built in Asan, Korea. Transcript: Hyundai’s new Plug-in has a range of 590 miles Hyundai revealed its redesigned sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert,

Hyundai and Kia settle lawsuit over hybrid technology

Hyundai and Kia will license hybrid technology from Paice to end a patent dispute that could have cost the automakers $29 million or more.

Hyundai Kia asked to pay $28.9M in patent infringement case

Hyundai and Kia could be on the hook to pay at least $28.9 million to Paice LLC for patent infringement, but they are appealing.

First Drive
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In First Drive

Late To The Party, But Makes Quite An Entrance

After taking the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid prototype out for a short drive, we learn that you don't have to be first to be cool.

Hyundai 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.

Autoblog Podcast #340

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

Hyundai'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.

Hyundai 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.

Hyundai 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.

Hyundai 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.

Consumer 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.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Decent Fuel Economy, Better Looks, Solid Value

Consumer 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.

Autoblog Podcast #240

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

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