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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Video: Get a Load of That Solar-Power Roof

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Hyundai recently redesigned its Sonata sedan, but the Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid stayed in the last generation. Now it’s the hybrid’s turn. The fully redesigned sedan made its debut at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.

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Hyundai estimates the model could get up to 52 mpg combined — better than the outgoing model. That’s also in line with the Toyota Camry Hybrid’s EPA figures and better than the Honda Accord Hybrid’s numbers.

Power comes from a revised version of the previous 2.0-liter gasoline direct-injection four-cylinder engine, which makes 150 horsepower and 139 pounds-feet of torque. It’s mated to an electric motor that puts out 51 hp and 151 pounds-feet of torque via a six-speed automatic transmission. That gives the car a net system output of 192 hp.

Other highlights include a new grille with active aerodynamic flaps, aerodynamic wheels and a solar roof system used for battery charging — the latter of which is only available on the top trim level, however.

How else is the new hybrid different from the old model? Watch the video for more.

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