Hyundai‘s Sonata Hybrid just had its launch in San Diego, and while driving impressions are embargoed until next Monday, we do have a bit of good news to report.
According to Dave Thomas of Kicking Tires, the Sonata Hybrid will be eligible for a $1,300 tax credit from the federal government. The tax credit is a little finicky; the rebate is determined by the vehicle’s city mileage, which means the 36 mpg rated Sonata gets a smaller rebate than the 41 mpg rated Ford Fusion Hybrid, but the credit is only available on the first 60,000 hybrid vehicles sold by the manufacturer. Ford, as well as Toyota, have sold far more than that number, leaving them ineligible for the credit.
[Source: Kicking Tires]