Hyundai Sonata N-Line revealed ahead of big unveiling event

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Hyundai Sonata N-Line revealed ahead of big unveiling event

Hyundai unwrapped its newest N Line product today, revealing a Sonata that's not as "high performance" as the brand's N models, but still plenty sporty for a four-door auto.

The new Sonata N Line expands Hyundai's midsize sedan lineup following the launch of Sonata and Sonata Hybrid in 2019. Sonata's N Line design elements are evident throughout, starting with the signature cascading grille, bold front fascia, three air intakes and N Line badging.

We have high hopes for the Sonata N Line since the man overseeing N vehicles and head of Hyundai research and development, Albert Biermann, formerly led the BMW M division. The rear packs a new blacked-out bumper, a pair of dual exhaust tips, and a tailored N Line rear diffuser. Rumors point to the auto coming with a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 delivering a maximum 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque.

Moving inside, future customers will be able to find newly added darker chrome details, the well-known N Line red stitching, as well as sportier seats to complement the still unknown performance credentials. The current range of engines for the Sonata is comprised of the above 2.5 litre NA engine, and a 1.6 litre T-GDI turbocharged direct injection unit that makes 185 hp and 241 Nm of torque. The standard vehicle boasts of a drag coefficient of 0.27, with aerodynamics aided by a flat underfloor and finned tail lamps.

Sonata - the auto, not the musical term - has been around since way back in 1985.

On the safety front, the standard Sonata Line gets Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Advanced Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, accompanied by Highway Driving Assist, Blind-Spot View Monitor and Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Safe Exit Assist.