New Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Delayed Until 2016

New Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Delayed Until 2016
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If you’re waiting for the next-generation Hyundai Sonata hybrid model to arrive at dealerships, you have a while to wait.

Though the standard Hyundai Sonata is entering its seventh-generation with models arriving at dealerships now, the hybrid variant won’t be updated until later this year or early next year. For now, the Korean automaker will continue selling the current model as a 2015 model year and the redesign will come as a 2016 model.

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It’s likely that the 2016 Hyundai Sonata hybrid might perform even better in the fuel economy category, considering the improvements the gasoline-powered 2015 Hyundai Sonata benefits from. The 2.4-liter mated to a six-speed automatic returns 25 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway, while the 2.0-liter turbo nets 23 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway. There’s even the new Eco model that gets 28 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway.

The current Sonata hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 36 MPG city, 40 MPG highway rating.

GALLERY: 2015 Hyundai Sonata

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[Source: Car and Driver]

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