Hyundai Canada announces pricing for the first-ever Sonata N Line

Hyundai Canada announced pricing for the first-ever Sonata N Line of high performance vehicles starting with the 290-horsepower Sonata N Line sedan.

MARKHAM, ON, –Hyundai Canada announced pricing for the first-ever Sonata N Line of high performance vehicles starting with the 290-horsepower Sonata N Line sedan.

Engineering wise power is based on the 2020 Sonata’s new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the N Line version adds a turbocharger, a different cylinder head, and unique internals. These changes put the horsepower at 290 at 5,800 rpm and the torque at 311 lb.-ft. at 1,650-4,000 rpm. These numbers are a significant increase over the standard Sonata’s 191-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or its optional 180-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.

The transmission is similar to the one found in the high-performance 2021 Veloster N. N Power Shift (NPS) engages when the car accelerates with more than 90 percent throttle demand, mitigating torque reduction by using upshifts to deliver maximum power to the wheels through each gear change. This gives the driver a responsive feeling of dynamic acceleration when shifting.

Along with other updated features, such as Rev Matching and Launch Control, Sonata N Line is optimized to automatically sense driving styles and road conditions to optimize shift points. For example, the car will hold lower gears longer during performance driving for better acceleration out of corners. Also, if the driver is aggressively pushing the car on a twisty road, the car will use the full range of available engine RPM to maximize performance. All of these features can be configured in Sonata N Line’s improved infotainment system, using the latest operating system shown on a high-definition 10.25-inch display which also enables occupants to interact easily with the audio-video and navigation (AVN) functions. This screen can also accommodate a split-screen function that allows audio and navigation to be displayed simultaneously. Inside, shoppers will notice bolstered sport seats and N Brand red stitching throughout. The digital instrument display changes when switched through driving modes, which include: Normal, Sport, and Sport +, and Custom. In addition to changing the cluster, toggling through them alters the steering weight and the speed and strategy of the transmission’s shifts.

The Sonata N Line has a unique body kit with a deeper front fascia and four exhaust outlets instead of two in the standard Sonata. Sonata N Line has the power, acceleration, and handling that will excite drivers. A quick-ratio rack-mounted motor-driven power steering system provides enhanced steering feel, and larger 13.6-inch front and 12.8-inch rear brakes bring Sonata N Line to a quick stop.

The 2021 Sonata N Line goes on sale this December in one performance-oriented trim for $37,999.