The Hyundai Sonata is sexier than ever following its striking redesign in 2015. With this redesign came a European look and an interior that was classier than ever before. Joining the Sonata in its redesign was the hybrid version while an all-new plug-in hybrid version came the following year. Now, as we head into the 2017 model year, the Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid get a few mild updates.
The Sonata Hybrid continues on with the same look and powertrain, but it does gain a new 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen for the audio system and HD Radio capabilities as standard. Joining these two infotainment system upgrades are standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also new is the next-generation Blue Link Connected Car system and several new colors — Hyper White, Nocturne Black, Metropolis Gray, Ion Silver, Cosmopolitan Red, Astral Blue and Skyline Blue.
The 2017 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid remains completely unchanged, save for a few new exterior colors, including Hyper White, Nocturne Black, Metropolis Gray and Skyline Blue.
Pricing remains unchanged across the board for both models. The 2017 Sonata Hybrid starts from $26,000 and increases to $30,100 for the Limited trim. The Plug In Hybrid model once again starts from $34,600 and rises to $38,600 for the Limited trim. Buyers of the plug-in model area also eligible for a federal tax credit that’ll help drop the total price by $4,919 via a federal tax credit.
Both models will hit showrooms in late 2016, but the new colors will not be available until 2017.