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2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco launched with 1.6-liter Turbo

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco launched with 1.6-liter Turbo image

Text: / Photos: Hyundai | posted June 23, 2014 11:05

Combined fuel economy of 14 km/l

Hyundai has just launched the 2015 Sonata Eco, a new 1.6 liter turbo version of their midsize sedan expected to deliver up to 14 km/l combined fuel economy.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco comes standard with all the features of the Sonata SE. It will also have a chrome grill, side mirror mounted turn signals and automatic headlights.

Inside, the vehicle will feature a 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support. Hyundai says the vehicle also has a chrome interior door handles, 5-inch touch screen and rearview backup camera.

The Korean automaker says the only option available for the 2015 Sonata Eco is the USD 4,100 (around PHP 180,000) Technology Package that includes many amenities like the blind spot detection system, hands-free smart trunk auto open, leather seats, proximity key, 8-inch navigation system, among others.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 179 PS with 264 Nm of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Hyundai says the Sonata Eco has a fuel economy of 12 km/l in city driving while 16 km/l on the highway. Furthermore, the automaker claims that the Sonata Eco’s 14 km/l combined rating offers a 10-percent improvement over the 2015 Sonata SE that is powered by a 2.4-liter engine.

So, do you think Hyundai should bring the 1.6 Sonata Eco here?