2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets Upgraded With CarPlay And Android Auto

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been upgraded with some new features that would allow iPhone and Android phone users with better connectivity choices.

Cars of today are being designed to adopt with the growing technical upgrades. They should be readily be able to connect with smartphones and tablets. The easiest way to get it done is to upgrade them with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity features. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata hybrid edition has been upgraded with better smartphone integration.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Additional features found in the new Sonata include HD radio with crisp audio quality made possible by improved speakers and it also includes a large 7-inch touchscreen display. The car is equipped with Hyundai’s next gen Blue Link connected car technology complimented by the new telematics system. It has also been confirmed that the company is planning to expand the lineup with a new color variant. It will be available for both the Sonata hybrid and the Sonata plug-in hybrid models.

Under the hood, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata hybrid is still powered by a 2.0-liter I-4 powertrain which is mated to a 38 kilowatt electric motor. The two engines when combined together delivers a total of 193 horsepower. The numbers are definitely not going to break any performance record on the tracks. However, they are more than enough for the average rider especially when the car is hybrid andhas all the essential features one would ask for.

Mileage for the electric motor is provided by a 1.62 kwh lithium ion battery. It has been compactly placed under the trunk floor that saves a lot of space and ensures passengers have the much needed headroom without compromises. The 2017 Sonata plug-in hybrid variant is powered by a 9.8 kWh lithium ion battery. It offers a maximum distance of 27 miles.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

While the 2017 Hyundai Sonata hybrid has a limited range of 39 miles with the battery, it does offer a huge coverage of 590 miles when combined with the petrol engine. The combined fuel efficiency is much higher making it an ideal deal for the buyer. However, if it is to be rated as an electric car, it might lose to competitors like Tesla, Nissan and Chevrolet. Even Volkswagen is building an electric car concept with over 300-mile range set to be unveiled at the Paris auto expo. Hyundai should expand their EV lineup real soon.

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