Hyundai’s Sonata Hybrid — the first hybrid from the company to reach market — will be unveiled next week during the New York Auto Show. We’ll be covering that live, so watch out for more info, but in the meantime, Hyundai has released a teaser shot of the completely redesigned front end.
The inclusion of a lithium polymer battery would be a first in the standard hybrid class — Toyota, Honda and Ford all still use the older and less energy dense nickel metal hydride batteries. The inclusion of the lithium batteries may even mean the Sonata Hybrid can drive for short distances as a pure EV.
We’ll soon find out all the details, but from the front end shot above I think the Sonata Hybrid looks pretty good. What do you think?