2015 Hyundai Sonata EcoThe new Sonata Eco is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged, four-cylinder engine producing around 132 kW and 264 Nm of torque, and is paired to a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Hyundai says this setup helps the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco deliver an estimated 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, which makes it 10 percent more economical than the 2015 Sonata SE powered by the 2.4-liter Theta II engine.
The model comes standard with all the features of Sonata SE plus a chrome grille, side mirror-mounted turn signal indicators, automatic headlights, a 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support, and stitching on the instrument cluster hood. There's also chrome interior door handles, 5-inch colour touchscreen audio, a rearview backup camera and Blue Link telematics system.
The list of optional features include the Technology Package adding an eight-inch navigation touchscreen display, dual automatic temperature control, leather upholstery, and chrome exterior door handles with welcome light. As well as a blind spot detection system with rear-cross traffic alert, lane change assist and additional items.
Production of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is set to begin later this year at the company’s plant in Alabama. Let's hope this engine makes its way to South African Hyundai products.