Hyundai spoke in detail about the hybrid sedan Sonata 2020July 22, 2019
The South Korean new model year 2020 received a roof with integrated solar panels, as well as a promising Active Shift Control system. The latter aligns the speed of rotation of the engine and gearbox.
According to representatives of Hyundai, six hours of daily energy charging from the solar panel installed in the roof of the new Sonata Hybrid will provide the car with enough electricity to cover 1,300 km a year.
When Hyundai unveiled a powerful version of the Sonata with the Turbo index in South Korea at the end of March of this year, the stylish sedan was shown along with the Sonata Hybrid at the 2019 Seoul auto show. Now the rest of the world will learn about the electrified version of the popular sedan, as well as its important part – the solar panel, which is built into the roof. The newly developed system charges the battery to offer an additional 1,300 kilometers per year, provided it charges six hours a day.
According to Hyundai, the economical Sonata Hybrid has a combined fuel economy of 20.1 km per liter, which is 4.97 l / 100 km.
This is not the only feature of the hybrid performance model – Active Shift Control is also worth mentioning separately. The task of ASC is to equalize the rotational speeds of the engine and transmission, which leads to a reduction in the gearshift time by 30%. Consequently, this improves performance, but also increases fuel economy and increases the durability of components and assemblies, since the friction force during gear changes is reduced compared to a conventional gasoline power plant.
The internal combustion engine is a four-cylinder 2.0-liter gasoline unit from the Smartstream family, producing 150 horsepower (188 Nm). As for the electric motor, it gives an additional 51 hp. (250 Nm). The total power is 192 hp, it is sent to the wheels through a 6-step hybrid automatic transmission.
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