If you live in California or Ann Arbor) Toyota Prius, a supremely aero focused Hyundai sedan with the proportions family (especially. While most of the cars is obscured by tarpaulins blacks and adhesive tape, it is clear, with a low, a beaked nose and a tail squat high wedge shaped. The wheels are almost comically small, the sides are vertical plates, and the tops of arc above the roofline to the front passenger Prius classic stuff (and yes, we have only used the phrase classic Prius). Evn the headlights, LDR, and taillights seem to be in the same position in which they are sloppy soul drainer Toyota. Our sources say that more than one body style will be offered, so expect a clone Prius V, as well.
Why it is important: for all its wild popularity, the Prius has few direct competitors, and none of them are dedicated hybrid models (the Ford C Max is a dedicated hybrid just on this continent). The last manufacturer to meet head on the Prius was the Honda with its metallic, uncomfortable Insight, it was better to drive, but he made the Prius feel like a luxury car for comparison. To have a chance, hybrid Hyundai will need to be better equipped than the Insight. If Hyundai can succeed where the Honda failed, well see.We expect that the new hybrid to be built on the compact car platform, which will underpin the next generation of Hyundai i30/ Elantra, which are at least a year away.
2017 Hyundai Hybrid Electric Vehicle Power
Little is known about the powertrain, but our sources say that hybrid Hyundai likely will combine a 1.6 liter inline four with a lithium ion battery and an electric motor. As such, it will probably be less powerful but more efficient than the next 2016 Sonata Hybrid, and could easily match or exceed sterling 51 mpg city/ 48 mpg rating of the Prius fuel economy. We can not tell by looking if that is a hybrid of the variety of plug in hybrid or just a plain, old, but do not be surprised if Hyundai offers both at some point, just as he does with his Toyota Prius now.
2017 Hyundai Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Competition:
Ford C Max, Toyota Prius, Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
Estimated Arrival and Price: we expect that this new hybrid Hyundai to appear next year as a model 2017. And being a Hyundai, is likely to cost a little less than the Prius, which currently starts at around $ 25K.