2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Inexpensive, green, stylish, and fun-to-drive--a cocktail of unmixable proportions? Hyundai thinks not, and is prepping just such a libation in the form of the 2011 Sonata Hybrid.

Next week's 2010 New York Auto Show will host the car's unveiling, but today the company has released a teaser shot of the car, showing just the front-left corner, grille and intake area. Doing away with the regular Sonata's four-bar grille and molded air dam, the Hybrid's angular, broad grille, and single chrome wing accent make a face that will be immediately recognizable on the road.

And that's something owners will no doubt be keen on showing off--the car's lithium-polymer battery pack and 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine are expected to combine for some impressive fuel economy figures. The regular Sonata already scores best-in-class fuel economy without the hybrid system, at 24 mpg city and 35 mg highway.

Full details, including mileage figures, pricing, and trim specifications will be forthcoming from the show next week, and GreenCarReports will be there live to bring the information as it breaks.