New Sonata N Line Adds Flair to Hyundai Lineup
Hyundai customers looking for a little extra excitement are about to get a stylish new option: the 2021 Sonata N Line sport sedan.
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The Sonata N Line builds on the regular Sonata and Sonata Hybrid. It adds more powerful performance, a more athletic look, special design elements, and signature interior styling.
“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, who heads up the Hyundai Global Design Center. “Sonata N Line will appeal to customers who desire sporty styling in a sedan package.”
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Hyundai Sonata N Line features
Per Car and Driver, the Sonata N Line carries a 2.5-liter turbo engine that makes up to 290 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. That engine could be paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Sonata N Line’s exterior shows off a cascading grille, three air intakes, spiffy side skirts, and N Line badging. In back, the vehicle incorporates twin dual exhaust outlets and a rear diffuser. The Sonata N Line rides on 19-inch alloy wheels.
The sedan’s cabin flaunts red N Line stitching on the sport seats and steering wheel, along with dark chrome trim throughout.
Hyundai’s N brand specializes in high-performance models that can shift seamlessly between road and track. N Line models are a starting point for drivers who want something more manageable than a full-fledged N vehicle — but still aggressive and fun.
N brand models have been slow to arrive in the United States. Currently, the only one available here is the Veloster N hatchback. N Line models are arriving at a faster clip, with the Elantra N Line getting here just ahead of the Sonata N Line. Hyundai also sells the Tucson N Line in Europe, but it’s not clear when that model will be available across the Atlantic.
As for the Sonata N Line, Hyundai hasn’t announced when it will go on sale yet. However, there’s a strong possibility it could show up at dealerships by the end of the year.
A longtime editor/writer and recently transplanted Hoosier, Caleb Cook lives in Xenia, Ohio. His favorite activities are reading and listening to music, although he occasionally emerges from the heap of books and vinyl records in his basement to stand blinking in the sunlight. Once fully acclimated to the outside world again, he can be observed hanging out with his wife, attempting a new recipe in the kitchen, attending movies, walking the dog, or wandering into a local brewery to inquire about what’s on tap. See more articles by Caleb.