Hyundai has just announced the new 2011 Sonata 2.0T model will start at just $24,145, delivering V6 power and impressive 4-cylinder fuel economy thanks to a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
“When we first showed the Sonata Turbo earlier this year, we promised more horsepower than our V6 competitors, with great four-cylinder fuel economy, all for under $25,000,” said John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America president and CEO. “With the introduction of the Sonata 2.0T, we’re delivering on all three of those commitments, with an MSRP of just $24,145 for an incredibly well-equipped Sonata 2.0T SE.
The SE trim includes 18-inch wheels, a “sport-tuned” suspension and steering, push button ignition with proximity entry, leather and cloth seats with a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, fog lights, dual exhaust, stability control, dual climate control, power windows, locks and mirrors, heated mirrors, an Active ECO system, integrated Bluetooth, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel and more.
Limited models add a sunroof, leather seats, heated front seats, an upgraded audio system and interior trim plus other items for $27,045.
Both models come with Hyundai’s first-ever direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine making 274-hp and 269 ft-lbs of torque, that gets 33-mph highway and 22-mpg in the city.
Check back soon for AutoGuide’s first drive of the all new Sonata 2.0T.
Official release after the jump:
- The Sonata 2.0T debuts with Hyundai’s first four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine
- With a remarkable 33 mpg highway fuel economy rating, the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine also delivers best-in-class 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque across a broad rpm range (1,750 rpm to 4,500 rpm), giving the Sonata 2.0T four-cylinder more power than all competitive mid-size V6 engines, all while using regular fuel
- The 2.0T is a key part of Hyundai’s industry-leading Blue Drive fuel efficiency strategy
- The twin-scroll turbo system design minimizes turbocharger lag while maximizing combustion efficiency and power output
- The Sonata 2.0T is the second element of the game-changing 2011 Sonata product lineup, with the Sonata Hybrid, powered by Hyundai’s all-new Hybrid Blue Drive system, featuring breakthrough lithium-polymer batteries, to debut later this year
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 4 — Hyundai Motor America has announced pricing for its all-new Sonata 2.0T Turbo, starting at $24,145 MSRP for the Sonata SE 2.0T and $27,045 for the Sonata Limited 2.0T.
“When we first showed the Sonata Turbo earlier this year, we promised more horsepower than our V6 competitors, with great four-cylinder fuel economy, all for under $25,000,” said John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America president and CEO. “With the introduction of the Sonata 2.0T, we’re delivering on all three of those commitments, with an MSRP of just $24,145 for an incredibly well-equipped Sonata 2.0T SE. The new Sonata lineup demonstrates what Hyundai’s Blue Drive approach to fuel economy leadership is all about – game-changing products with industry-leading fuel efficiency that aren’t compromises or low-volume ‘special-fuel-economy’ marketing ploys.”
SONATA 2.0T VERSUS ITS RIVALS
With the addition of the all-new 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI engine, the new 2011 Sonata offers an unprecedented combination of segment-leading fuel efficiency and power, with 33 mpg highway and 274 horsepower. Remarkably, the Sonata 2.0T delivers these industry-leading benchmarks on regular fuel. Turbocharging and GDI are key elements of Blue Drive, the company’s environmental initiative to lead the industry in fuel efficiency.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine produces 274 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 269 lb-ft of torque from 1750-4500 rpm with regular fuel, while delivering 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. Hyundai’s 2.0T engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that, when combined with the GDI system, results in crisp, responsive power delivery. Twin-scroll turbochargers have traditionally been used on more expensive high performance engines, but as with direct injection, Hyundai has chosen once again to apply this efficient technology in high volume to its most popular model.
The 2.0T engine will be available on the SE and Limited trim level, with the 2.0T SE adding an upgraded fully automatic temperature control system, and the Limited adding the SE’s 18-inch hyper silver alloy wheels, dual exhaust, and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. MSRPs excludes destination charge of $720.
Sonata SE 2.0T
2.0L Turbo GDI 4-cylinder engine 6-speed automatic with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters 18-inch Hyper Silver alloy wheels with performance tires Sport-tuned suspension and steering Dark chrome front grille Chrome exterior door handles Proximity entry with push button start SE leather bolster/cloth insert sport seats Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob Front fog lights / dual exhaust Dual automatic temperature control ESC/TCS/ABS/TPMS Front active head restraints Front, front seat side and curtain airbags Chrome window belt-line moldings Tilt and telescopic steering wheel with cruise, audio and phone controls Metalgrain interior accents AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 with iPod/USB and Aux input jacks Remote keyless entry and alarm Immobilizer Power windows, locks, heated mirrors Advanced trip computer with custom settings Active ECO System Integrated Bluetooth with phonebook transfer Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Solar control glass
Navigation and Sunroof Package
Power tilt and slide sunroof Navigation system with high-resolution touch-screen display Dimension premium speakers, subwoofer/external amplifier
Sonata Limited 2.0T
Replaces/Adds/Deletes SE 2.0T equipment:
Power tilt and slide sunroof Side mirror turn signal indicators Leather seating surfaces Heated front seats with heated rear seat bottom cushions Floor console mounted rear vents Premium door sill plates / “Limited” badge In-dash 6-disc CD-changer HD Radio technology with multicasting Dimension premium speakers, subwoofer/external amplifier Unique interior accents (Piano Black or Woodgrain) Auto-dimming mirror/HomeLink/compass Deletes sport-tuned suspension and steering
Navigation system with high-resolution touch-screen display Rear backup camera Infinity premium speakers, subwoofer/external amplifier Deletes 6-disc CD-changer and HD Radio Technology