Hyundai Motor Company has given us more details on the upcoming Sonata N Line. Based on Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design identity, Sonata N Line’s low and wide exterior styling is highlighted by the Parametric Jewel Pattern Grille, bold front fascia, wide air intakes and N Line badging.

Arrow-shaped air curtains on the lower fascia support aerodynamic performance and engine cooling while giving the model a sporty image. At the rear there are an integrated glossy black lip spoiler, chrome dual twin exhaust and N Line rear diffuser.
The interior has a leather-wrapped perforated N steering wheel with metallic spokes, red-stitched sports seats with leather bolsters, gearshift with metal accents and leather inserts and alloy pedals, complement Sonata N Line’s sporty exterior.

The Smartstream 2.5-litre turbo-petrol engine produces 213kW and 422Nm of torque from1,650 to 4,000 rpm. It is mated to an N eight-speed, wet dual-clutch transmission specifically developed for N vehicles.

Unique suspension tuning has firmer bushings, higher spring rates, revised shock absorber valving, as well as larger sway bars front and rear.
This Sonata has a topline audio and navigation display. The centrepiece is a customisable 10.25-inch touchscreen monitor with split screens and natural language. The cluster supervision display is 12.3 inches diagonally.

Hyundai Sonata N Line sounds like an interesting package from the South Korean marque and we look forward to road testing one out of our home base on the Gold Coast.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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