The 2016 Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid, the first car of its kind for the automaker, will hit select U.S. showrooms this week beginning at $35,435, including shipping. The plug-in hybrid offers what Hyundai calls a class-leading 27-mile electric range while operating on a lithium polymer battery system. Hyundai said it is expected to achieve 40 mpg while operating in hybrid mode. It comes with a 2.0-liter, four cylinder GDI engine and a 50 kilowatt electric motor. A version of the car with advanced safety technology will sell for $39,435, Hyundai said in a statement Friday. Both cars are eligible for a $4,919 federal tax credit, in addition to local and state incentives. The Sonata plug-in hybrid will initially be sold in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. http://www.autonews.com/article/20151113/OEM05/151119923/hyundai-prices-2016-sonata-plug-in-hybrid-from-35435 Basically same price as the Volt. You lose half the AER but gain a midsize interior with a real 3 person bench rear seat. It will be interesting to see relative sales.