The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a medium-size sedan manufactured by Hyundai, the leading automaker in South Korea. The first generation Hyundai Sonata Hybrid that was unveiled during 1985 was the face-lifted stellar model with an upgraded engine. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was withdrawn from the automotive market within two years of launch due to poor buyer reactions. The second generation of Hyundai Sonata is habitually considered as the original Sonata, which was intended to meet the rising demand of automobiles in America. The Hyundai Sonata is recognized as the i45 in the Singaporean, New Zealand, Australian, and Colombian markets from the sixth generation onward. Actually, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is the seventh generation and the present vehicle of Hyundai.
At first, internally implied as the LFA, the 2015 Sonata was introduced during the late March 2014 in Korea, and it was introduced at the International Auto Show in New York in 2014. While the earlier model included noteworthy aesthetic changes and sold productively within the United States, the sales of the vehicle in Korea failed to meet up the expectations. Thus, a more traditional approach was taken, to pacify the Korean market, causing Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. With Xenon Headlights and LED Running Lights, a supplementary European look was time-honored. The sedan inherits a lot of styling features from the Hyundai HCD-14 Concept introduced at the International Auto Show in New York, in 2013. The exterior and interior styling of the sedan assume significant changes, derived from the 2015 model Hyundai Genesis.
As part of the current and the seventh generation Sonata, the automaker plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid model planned for market launch during the second half of 2015. Technical information of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been declared at the International Auto Show in North America in 2015.
As on date, there have been three important recalls. The first recall was announced on the 12th of June 2014 and involved Hyundai Sonata Hybrid units that were manufactured between the period from 2nd of May 2014 and the 23rd of May 2014, owing to a poor connection inside the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's wiring harness. This could have potentially shown the way to a decrease in power steering support in addition to the incapability to stir the shifter from the park position. Due to this error, approximately 2,138 potential Hyundai Sonata Hybrid units were affected.
The second recall was publicized on the 24th of June 2014 and encompassed Hyundai Sonata Hybrid units manufactured between the 25th of April 2014 and the 16th of June 2014. This was attributable to a manufacturing fault, owing to the front calipers where ingredients were omitted by mistake. This could have potentially shown the way to the break of brake calipers considerably decreasing the braking power. This error affected 16,900 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid units.
The third recall was announced on the 9th of December 2014 and involved Hyundai Sonata Hybrid units produced between the 29th of August 2014 and the 28th of October 2014. This was attributable to the wrong assembly of the left axle shaft that had shown the way to partition from the trans-axle differential. This would cause a loss of power and approximately 208 potential Hyundai Sonata Hybrid units were affected.