Like us, you may eagerly have been awaiting the arrival of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

You may even be planning to buy one.

One of the reasons may be the tax credit for purchase of a hybrid vehicle that you can claim when you file your taxes. The 2011 Sonata Hybrid will qualify you for a credit of $1,300.

There's just one little catch: You will need to buy your car very, very, very soon.

The Sonata Hybrid won't land in dealerships until early or mid December, and the entire hybrid tax-credit program expires after December 31 of this year.

So if you want that credit, make sure your Hyundai dealer knows right now that you want the car. If it's not already spoken for.

As for more details and our full drive report on the car--beyond the specs released when the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was unveiled at April's New York Auto Show--those will have to wait until Monday. We can reiterate that it's the first mass-market hybrid car offering a lithium-ion battery pack, though.

That's when we'll publish our full driving impressions of the new hybrid midsize sedan, Hyundai's first. If you want a sneak preview, check out our drive in a pre-production version back in July.