Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Battery to Get Industry-Best 10 Year/100,000 Mile Warranty

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Battery to Get Industry-Best 10 Year/100,000 Mile Warranty
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When Hyundai launched its new Sonata Hybrid a few months back, skeptics wondered what the Korean automaker would do to back its hybrid powertrain. Known for one of the best warranties in the business on the rest of its products, no info was provided about a warranty on the new lithium-polymer setup used in the hybrid – the first use of a lithium-polymer battery in a car.

At a technical seminar last week at the company’s HACHI R&D facility in Detroit, Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik confirmed the car will get a 10 year/100,000 mile warranty, exceeding the 8 year/100,000 mile warranty Toyota offers on the Prius.

This guarantee should help resale values for the cars, although finding a buyer is still likely difficult once that end-date approaches.

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  • SEREN

    Hyundai is really now a world class player. They have matured to a quality level that often surpasses Toyota and they have done it in less than half the time it took Toyota to build a similar reputation!
    Im waiting for a ‘Blu-Drive’ hybrid system for a basic Hyundai – at a drive out cost of under 18k. You can laugh but in 14 months Ill wager they offer same and it will blow Toyota and Honda out of the water.