Hyundai/Kia

Details revealed for Hyundai 2021 Santa Fe Hybrid

Hyundai unveiled its 2021 Santa Fe hybrid recently, but the automaker has only now released additional details. Joel Stocksdale at Auto Blog reports, “the regular hybrid powertrain combines a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with a 44-kW electric motor… [with] 227 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The plug-in hybrid uses the same gas engine, but gets a bigger 67-kW motor…

Read More

Hyundai Santa Fe hybrid, PHEV planned for Europe

Hyundai will launch hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of its Santa Fe vehicle in the European market, possibly as early as September 2020. Inside EVs reports that the hybrid will not be released in North America. Hyundai has not released much information on the model yet beyond, but more details are expected soon. Read more.

Read More

Kia to release plug-in hybrid model in 2020

Kia will launch a plug-in hybrid by the end of the year. The automaker made the announcement in an Earth Day video released in the last few weeks. The announcement follows the debut of Kia’s Plan S, a “’a preemptive shift’ away from being a traditional manufacturer of combustion vehicles to one focused on electric vehicles, electrified vehicles and mobility.”…

Read More

2020 Hyundai hybrid models equipped with new battery system

Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata hybrid will feature new “innovative battery packaging” allowing the automaker to net efficiency increases for the new model. Green Car Reports writes, “The 2020 Sonata Hybrid… [adopts] an arrangement that essentially builds the accessory battery onto the hybrid system battery. The added module is a continuation of the same form factor and intended to last the life…

Read More

2021 Hyundai Elantra to have hybrid powertrain

Hyundai is expected to release the 2021 Elantra with a hybrid powertrain, according to a new report from Motor Biscuit. The all-new Elantra will debut with 50 mpg combined fuel economy, 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Hyundai has included a 1.6L four-cylinder engine in combination with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The Elantra will also come…

Read More

2020 Sonata Hybrid to offer 52 MPG combined

“The U.S.-spec 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will offer a class-leading 52 mpg combined in its most efficient guise, the company announced Thursday at the unveiling of its midsizer at the Chicago Auto Show. The Blue model, which will be the most frugal variant of the new hybrid sedan, will have a maximum driving range of 686 miles.” Read more: https://www.autoblog.com/2020/02/06/hyundai-sonata-hybrid-american-spec/

Read More