There’s so much that goes into a Hybrid vehicle that it can be easy to overlook sometimes. For example, the 2new 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a fantastic example of a tech-forward mid-sized car that people may just enjoy driving, but aren’t really sure what kind of engineering goes behind making it such an enjoyable drive.
I asked my buddies at Glenn Hyundai of Nicholasville near Lexington if they had any behind the scenes input that would help put all these great 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid engineering features into perspective, and, boy, did they! They handed me a really long list of their favorites, but I’ve narrowed it down to the four that I think we can all relate to as being important to the quality of the ride:
For the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid fuel economy:
“Fuel efficiency has been increased through a combination of advanced engine technologies, more effective regenerative braking and a smaller, lighter, yet more powerful 1.62 kWh electric motor.”
So even though the 2015 model was efficient, fast, and everything you may have been looking for during your travels in Lexington, the engineers kicked it up a notch for the 2016.
Usually, hybrid vehicles have a continuously variable transmission by default to keep the fuel efficiency high, at the cost of having a more responsive and enjoyable driving experience. In a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the driving experience is the most important thing, so they’ve opted for a traditional six-speed automatic transmission, which helps keep the responsiveness high and the driving experience close to perfection!
State of the Art Gauges
The gauges in the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid interior aren’t the traditional tachometer and temperature gauge. Instead, it has an energy gauge and battery state-of-charge meter so you know exactly what’s going on in your hybrid vehicle at any given moment.
Everyone wants different things in their driving experience, and Hyundai has made it easy for you to choose what experience you want, anytime you want it. When you get in to drive, you can select from three modes: Eco, Normal or Sport just by touching a button on the center console. Now THAT’S futuristic!
If you’ve been searching for the perfect mid-sized hybrid vehicle to help you navigate everything that Lexington, Kentucky has to offer, there’s a 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for sale at your Nicholasville Hyundai dealership today! Schedule your appointment online, and while you’re at it, get pre-approved for Hyudndai financing, too! When you get there, don’t forget to ask the team about the latest new Hyundai specials… you’re going to be going green, so you may as well save some green too!