When Hyundai instituted its 10 year/100,000 mile warranty years ago, consumers flocked to showrooms to purchase the Korean built automobiles because they figured, “What the hell, if it goes pop within’ 100,000 miles I’m covered.” Well now Hyundai is offering that same warranty on its upcoming 2011 Sonata Hybrid. According to CEO of Hyundai Motor America, John Krafcik, “We’re going to set the standard for the industry,”. This is all fine and good, but I’m wondering if Hyundai will be able to make good on that warranty. According to Hyundai, they are using advanced lithium-polymer battery packs, as opposed to the industry standard that employs the use of nickel-metal hydride technology. If all goes well and Hyundai can indeed service any hybrid claims that come in, then I have a feeling you’re going to be seeing quite a few new Sonata Hybrids rolling around in the coming months.