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Hyundai shows new Sonata Hybrid with solar roof

The roof panel will only create enough power for a few miles of driving range per day.

Hyundai has revealed the new 2020 Sonata Hybrid, complete with a solar panel mounted to the roof.

The company is up front about the limitations of the solar panels, which only provide enough electricity for a few miles of driving range per day when exposed to the sun for a full six hours.

The sedan also features a claimed world-first Active Shift Control (ASC) technology that controls the electric motor speed to align with the transmission, reducing gear-shift time by 30 percent.

"With the synchronization, ASC not only improves hybrid vehicle's acceleration performance and fuel economy, but also durability of the transmission by minimizing friction during a gear shift," the automaker says.

The 2.0-liter gasoline engine and single electric motor provide a total system output of 192 horsepower.

Hyundai has not yet announced market-specific launch plans for the new Sonata Hybrid.

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