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    Official: Hyundai ups price of 2014 Sonata Hybrid slightly to $26,000
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    Hyundai is hoping prospective car buyers won't quibble with a 1.3 percent price hike for its Sonata Hybrid this year. Heck, the South Korean automaker brought the price down a year ago, so everyone's theoretically almost even. Or so they hope. Hyundai is boosting the base MSRP on the 2014 hybrid ...

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    Official: Hyundai's 50-acre rooftop solar-panel system will be South Korea's largest
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    Hyundai's green-cred future's so bright, its factory roof's gotta wear shades. The South Korean automaker will install that country's largest solar-panel system when it deploys about 40,000 solar voltaic panels on the roof of its Asan plant later this year. The system will cover about 2.2 ...

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    Official: Hyundai offers 'lifetime battery replacement guarantee' for Sonata Hybrid
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    Hyundai is complementing its standard 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty by adding a "lifetime battery replacement guarantee" for the Sonata Hybrid, the only hybrid the South Korean automaker sells. Hyundai said Monday that, in the event of breakdown of the Sonata Hybrid's lithium polymer battery, ...

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    Official: Hyundai will boost 2012 investment by 16%, largely on fuel-efficiency efforts
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    Hyundai Motor Group, the parent of both South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Group and Kia International, will boost investment in facilities, research and development by 16 percent this year largely on its efforts to develop more fuel efficient engines for the two automakers. Hyundai Motor ...

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    Consumer Reports calls 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid disappointing
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    Does the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid match its stellar non-gas-electric counterpart? According to Consumer Reports, the answer is simple: the Sonata Hybrid – unlike the conventional Sonata GLS – is full of flaws. Consumer Reports issued a score of 69 to the Sonata Hybrid, a full 20 ...

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    Report: Hyundai not head over heels for plug-in vehicles
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    These days, vehicle electrification seems to be all the rage. But not so much, it seems, for Hyundai. Some automakers, including Nissan and Chevrolet have already launched their electrified vehicles and Mitsubishi, Ford, Toyota and others will join the mix, soon. But one name nearly absent from ...

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    Report: Hyundai on track for 2013 plug-in hybrid debut; aims to sell 11,000 Sonata Hybrids in Korea in 2011
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    Earlier today, Hyundai announced that it aims to sell 11,000 Sonata Hybrids in its home market of South Korea by the end of 2011, as soaring gas prices have stoked demand for fuel-efficient vehicles. Additionally, Hyundai has set its South Korean sales target for the Sonata Hybrid at 18,000 ...

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    Hyundai: 1,550 Sonata Hybrids to hit U.S. dealerships within days
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    Yep, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is late for its U.S. launch party. How tardy is it? Well, the gas-electric Sonata was supposed to go on sale last December, but a last-second modification to the hybrid's pedestrian warning system delayed its debut. Hyundai supposedly delivered a handful of ...

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    Report: Feds pondering banning electric vehicle alert noise shutoff
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    The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was supposed to begin reaching customers late in 2010, but a last-minute change prevented that from happening. The battery-packing Sonata was originally fitted with an on/off switch to disable the synthetic engine audio that would come on whenever the vehicle was being ...

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    Report: Most Hyundai Sonata Hybrid deliveries delayed until at least late March
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Modifications made "amazingly late in the process" to the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's "virtual engine sound" system have delayed deliveries of the vast majority of the Korean automaker's gas-electric sedans until at least late ...

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    Hyundai Sonata Hybrid delay due to modifications of virtual engine sound
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In mid-October, Hyundai announced that its 2011 Sonata Hybrid would be eligible for a $1,300 tax credit. The electrified mid-size sedan was to officially hit U.S. dealerships in late 2010 and the first 60,000 buyers in line ...

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    Super Bowl ads shed some light on alternative powertrain vehicles
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    Chevy Volt Super Bowl Commercial – Click above to watch video after the jump
    During the broadcast of Super Bowl XLV, 63 commercials hit the air waves. Advertisements from automakers including Chevrolet, Chrysler, BMW, Mini, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Suzuki and ...

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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid configurator powers up
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    In mid-October, Hyundai announced that its 2011 Sonata Hybrid would be eligible for a $1,300 tax credit, and now the online configurator has officially powered up, indicating that orders will likely be accepted soon. With a a low base price of $25,795 (not including $750 in destination charges), ...

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    Hyundai readying plug-in hybrid Sonata?
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in August, Hyundai chief executive officer John Krafcik boldly claimed that the Korean automaker will shoot for a 50-mile-per-gallon fleet average by 2025. Reaching that lofty mark has Hyundai rethinking its model ...

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    Wayne Gerdes: After 2,269 miles and 59 mpg, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid "kicks ass"
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Cross Country Blue Drive – Click above for image gallery
    Last fall, hypermiler Wayne Gerdes proposed to Hyundai that he drive a 2011 Sonata Hybrid across the country to help the automaker get the vehicle from the media launch location in California to Ann Arbor, ...

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    Hypermiling Hyundai Sonata Hybrid crosses America in under two tanks [w/video] *UPDATE
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Cross Country Blue Drive – Click above for image gallery
    You've got to hand it to Wayne Gerdes. He knows how to go the distance in production passenger cars on very little gasoline. In April of 2009, he worked with a team to go 1,445 miles in a Ford Fusion Hybrid ...

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    Hyundai will debut Sonata Hybrid ads at Sun Bowl
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Hyundai Sonata is already popular with automotive diehards, making the 2011 Car of the Year short list and taking the top spot in the informal Autoblog poll. Now, the question arises as to how Hyundai will introduce the ...

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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid priced from $25,795*
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai has garnered quite a bit of praise with its all-new 2011 Sonata sedan, with its most recent accolade being named to the finalists of the North American Car of the Year. In addition to the naturally aspirated and ...

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    Hyundai Sonata Hybrid delay dashes hope for $1,300 tax credit
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In mid-October, Hyundai announced that its 2011 Sonata Hybrid would be eligible for a $1,300 tax credit. The electrified mid-size sedan was to officially hit the market before the end of the year and the first 60,000 buyers ...

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    Second Drive: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
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    Hyundai Aims To Lead The Mid-size Hybrid Pack

    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At some point, the minds at Hyundai got serious about the company's mid-sized sedan game. Seemingly in a heartbeat, the Korean manufacturer went from being completely under ...

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