2012 Hybrid Sonata & Battery - Till Death Do They Part

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid previously came with a limited battery warranty, which offered coverage for 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever came first. A generous offer to say the least. For the 2012 model year, however, Hyundai has one-upped themselves. They're now offering the most committed battery warranty of all. That's right a lifetime warranty.

Where does this confidence stem from? Simple. The new 2012 Hyundai Sonata is fitted with Hyundai's next-gen li-ion battery design, proven in testing to go the distance. Unlike many of its competitors, the battery in the Hyundai Sonata uses a polymer gel as the electrolyte, rather than nickel-metal hydride. This subtle difference has profound impact on the battery's weight (25-percent less compared to previous models) and results in 40-percent greater cargo and interior volume. It improves the vehicle's overall efficiency by 10 percent, too. It even maintains power for nearly two times longer than traditional hybrid batteries.

Translate all of that into fuel economy; and you have an ultra-competitive 40 mpg. Because Hyundai knows good fuel-economy is only part of the sum you consider when buying a new car, they've also engineered the new Sonata to deliver best-in-class 206 net horsepower for the 2012 model year.

They've also added Blue Link (essentially, Hyundai's alternative to roadside assistance service, OnStar). And, for the 2012 model year, the Hyundai Sonata gains six, free months of the Assurance Package and three, free months of the Essentials & Guidance Package. Additionally, buyers of any Sonata trim can now upgrade the already chic interior with  a new Leather Package, previously reserved only for Ultimate Package buyers only.

Want to get to know the 2012 Hyundai Sonata even better? Take a trip down to 5302 N Grape Road and meet the staff at Gurley Leep Hyundai. We are always happy to share complete specs, compare the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with the 2012 Hyundai Sonata, and arrange test drives.

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