Hyundai has launched the new Sonata Hybrid equipped with the world’s first Active Shift Control (ASC) technology and solar roof system.
The Sonata hybrid boasts a hybrid exclusive design with enhanced dynamic elements.
The hybrid model is equipped with unique characterizing cross hole cascading grille, rear spoiler, and alloy wheel which not only accentuate the look and feel of an eco-friendly vehicle but also provide fine-tuned aerodynamics.
Hyundai’s solar roof system also makes its debut on the Sonata Hybrid.
The system recharges the battery to increase travel distance while preventing unnecessary battery discharge.
The solar roof system, with six hours of daily charging, is expected to increase travel distance by an extra 1,300 km annually.
Hyundai also applied world first ASC technology to improve the dynamic driving experience and fuel economy of the vehicle.
ASC applies new control logic software to the Hybrid Control Unit (HCU), which then controls the electric motor to align the rotational speeds of the engine and transmission, ultimately reducing gear shift time by 30 per cent.
With the synchronization, ASC not only improves hybrid vehicle’s acceleration performance and fuel economy, but also durability of the transmission by minimizing friction during a gear shift.
Sonata is equipped with Smartstream G2.0 GDi HEV engine and six-speed hybrid transmission.
The vehicle’s electric motor delivers power output of 38 kW and maximum torque of 151 lb/ft.
Combined system power output is 192 hp and vehicle also boasts combined fuel economy of 20.1L/100 km.