Available mainly on the North American market, where it competes with the Toyota Prius, the Hyundai Sonata’s unique feature is its solar roof, which allows it to gain up to 1300 km of driving distance range over a year.
The roof is composed of a structure of silicon solar panels. When sunlight is absorbed, electricity is produced and stored in the car’s battery.
This allows the car to travel longer distances. In fact, Hyundai is following on an initiative taken by its competitor Toyota almost 10 years ago with its Prius.
The idea is to absorb energy in order to significantly increase the vehicle’s range.