Friday, January 22, 2021
News An N-Line Hyundai Sonata Is On Its Way

An N-Line Hyundai Sonata Is On Its Way

The dust had barely settled on the reveal of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata In New York and talks of a boosted N-Line performance version were already circulating.

Just a few days ago, Hyundai lifted the wraps off their all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan. The well-known turbocharged 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine, de-tuned to 180-horsepower, found in numerous other Hyundai products will serve as the standard mill in Canada. The US will get a new 2.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated unit as well.

While the coming of a hybrid version before long was expected for the new 2020 Hyundai Sonata, an N-Line in our near future is a nice surprise. Truth be told, all automotive media had likely guessed that such an edition was in the works.

According to Brian Smith, Hyundai Motor America’s COO, the Sonata N Line will be “a high-performance, turbocharged Sonata,” with “over 275 hp.” The Hyundai Veloster N’s turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder is a very likely candidate for the job. It actually produces 275-horsepower (and 260 lb.-ft. of torque). With little effort, we’re convinced Hyundai engineers will manage to massage another 20- to 30-horsepower out of this engine.

Assumingly, a Sonata N-Line will receive a number of go-fast bits to along with the engine. We’re thinking adaptive dampers, high-performance brakes, tasteful aero, a limited-slip differential and, and we promise we’re not high, a 6-speed manual transmission on FWD versions.

Why specify FWD? Rumour has it that AWD is a real possibility for the new 2020 Hyundai Sonata. If the N-Line turns out with all four wheels working, there’s a 102% chance that it will be automatic.

We’ve got no pricing or dates for the N-Line however the new 2020 Sonata should arrive in showrooms in late 2019.


2020 Hyundai Sonata Photo Gallery

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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