Hyundai starts teasing the Sonata hybrid before New York debut |

Hyundai is getting ready for the start of the New York Auto Show, where it will premiere two new versions of its 2011 Sonata sedan. The first is a range-topping model powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, while the second is the South Korean company’s first US-spec hybrid.

As you can imagine, Hyundai is focusing more on the hybrid, and has just released the first teaser photo of the model, showcasing a part of its redesigned front end. It seems the company wants to give the hybrid Sonata a distinct personality, and will add in some influences from the Blue-Will concept we saw earlier this year in Detroit.

No official details are known, but it is expected that Hyundai will be optimizing the 2.4-liter direct injection inline-four cylinder unit in order to make it more efficient, and combine it through a regular six-speed automatic gearbox with a 30 kW electric motor.

Until the start of the NY show, at the end of the week, the guessing game is still open regarding the new Hyundai Sonata hybrid.

Source: Hyundai

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