Seoul Motor Show 2015: PREMIERES

New models striking first debut
at Seoul Motor Show 2015




The Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is the company’s first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Although technologically advanced, the Plug-in Hybrid model will behave much like the regular Sonata Hybrid from the driver’s seat. A 9.8 kWh lithium polymer battery pack, roughly six times larger than the Sonata Hybrid’s battery, is expected to give Sonata Plug-in Hybrid an all-electric range of up to 38.4 km (24.0 miles), farther than any other midsize PHEV sedan.


The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid uses a six-speed automatic transmission with Hyundai’s Transmission-Mounted Electrical Device (TMED), a 50 kW electric motor, in place of a torque converter. The motor is 32 percent more powerful than the motor in the regular Sonata Hybrid and allows EV operation at higher speeds. A 2.0-liter Nu GDI gasoline engine lets the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid operate just like the Sonata Hybrid once the onboard battery charge is depleted. Total combined powertrain output is 205ps at 6,000 rpm and recharge time ranges in 3 hours at a 240V Level 2 charging station.

SOLATI, the premium minibus


SOLATI, meaning ‘comfort’ in Latin, is Hyundai Motor’s first light commercial vehicle designed with the needs of the European market in mind. This bus version of the H350 that was introduced in European market in September 2014 at the Hannover Motor Show, the Solati resembles Hyundai Motor’s design philosophy, Fluidic Sculpture, providing premium look & feel for the customers.

Equipped with EURO VI A2-2.5 CR Di diesel engine with 170 horsepower, Solati provides a versatile, practical and convenient option for 14, 15, and 16 seater commercial vehicle users.


The revamped medium duty truck, Mighty has gone through a complete model change after the release of its predecessor Mighty II in 1998. Its modern interior design, adding exceptional comfort and convenience to a commercial vehicle, is to replace the previous Mighty, Korea’s No.1 medium-duty truck. The Mighty is a total package with various features including EHS, LDWS and VDC, as well as advanced Human Machine Interface. The all-new Mighty will soon be available in Korean market.