2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line revealed
KUALA LUMPUR: The eighth-generation Hyundai Sonata debuted last year has already impressed us with its completely restyled attire. With a bold grille and swooping lines, it's good to drive, efficient, and well-equipped. But still, many enthusiasts have been waiting for its N-Line version, for those we have a good piece of news, the Korean automaker has now pulled the wraps off the 2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line. The first images of the sport sedan show a racy exterior design.
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Along with sporty looks, the Sonata N-Line comes with a more powerful engine as compared to the standard sedan and will also have different suspension tuning. It will be the newest addition to Hyundai's performance-oriented lineup that already includes Elantra N-Line and the Veloster N.
The distinguishing exterior highlights of the high-performance Sonata are quad exhaust, 19-inch wheels (as standard), extra front air intakes, trim-specific rear diffuser and side skirts, and black trim on the lower portion of the bumpers. Coming to the interior changes, the 2021 Sonata N-Line features red trim finishings, dark chrome accents, as well as sport seats to complement its performance-oriented styling. And those N-Line badges inside out will always remind you that it’s a sporty Sonata.
“The 2021 Sonata N Line will attract more customers to both the rock-solid Sonata lineup and our increasingly popular N Line sub-brand," said SangYup Lee, Head of Hyundai's Global Design Center. He further added, "Sonata N Line will appeal to customers who desire sporty styling in a sedan package."
The information on the Sonata N Line powertrain is yet to be announced. Still, as per the speculations, it will be getting a turbocharged 2.5-litre "Smartstream" gasoline direct injection (TGDI) engine churning out 290 hp and 420 Nm of peak torque. That represents a bump of 52% in power and a 71% in torque than the next performing Sonata with a turbocharged 1.6-litre good for 191 hp and 245 Nm. For transmission, it is likely to have an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic sending drive to front wheels.
More details on the Sonata N-Line specs and price are expected to be released next month.