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2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug In Taps Into Lower Prices

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug In Taps Into Lower Prices

In 2018, the Hyundai Sonata went through a huge refresh that saw it gain an all-new face and a few updates to the cabin. There was a bit of a delay in moving this new look to the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug In, but that delay is now over as Hyundai has unveiled its new green sedan.

The 2019 Hyundai Plug In will gain the same appearance updates as the standard model, including the new front fascia, updated hood and fenders, a new center stack, and a three-spoke steering wheel. Special touches to the plug-in model include new 17-inch eco-spoke wheels, and blue headlight and taillight bezels.

The powertrain remains the same in 2018 as the new Sonata Plug In comes with a 2.0-liter hybrid powerplant that uses a gasoline engine and a 67-horsepower electric motor to move this sedan. A 9.8-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery fuels the motor, giving it 28 miles of electric-only range — a 1-mile improvement over last year’s model. Pair this with the 572 miles the 2018 Sonata Plug In can travel in hybrid mode, and you get a 600-mile total range.

The Sonata comes in a pair of trims: base and Limited. Compare to 2017, the 2018 Sonata Plug In base gains available automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, an additional USB port, a wireless charging pad, a heated steering wheel, and LED headlights with dynamic bending. The Limited trim gains all the same features as standard plus standard pedestrian detection, driver attention alert system, and a second-row USB port.

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug In is in showrooms now and starts from $33,250, which is a $1,350 price cut from the 2017 model. Want more features? The 2019 Sonata Plug In Limited starts from $38,850.

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