Hyundai introduced the 2021 Sonata N Line earlier this year and now the company has announced pricing will start at $33,200 – excluding a $995 destination charge.
Set to arrive at U.S. dealerships later this month, the Sonata N Line features a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 290 hp (216 kW / 294 PS) and 311 lb-ft (422 Nm) of torque.
The engine is connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission which is wet as it uses oil to “significantly improve lubrication and cooling performance.” The gearbox also has a Rev Matching function as well as Launch Control and an N Power Shift feature. The latter automatically activates 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.”
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The performance features don’t stop there as the Sonata N Line has a revised steering system and a sport-tuned suspension with new bushings and dampers. There are also stiffer rear springs, larger stabilizer bars and special shocks. Last but not least, there’s a beefier braking system with discs that measure 13.6 inches (345 mm) front and 12.8 inches (235 mm) rear.
On the styling front, the Sonata N Line is distinguished by sportier fascias, gloss black accents and unique 19-inch wheels which can be wrapped in summer tires for an extra $200. The model also has a panoramic sunroof, a four-tailpipe exhaust system and LED headlights.
The sporty styling continues in the cabin as drivers will find a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and sport seats with Nappa leather bolsters as well as Dinamica suede inserts. Other highlights include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch infotainment system and a wireless smartphone charger. There are also aluminum pedals, an ambient lighting system and an auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink.
In terms of safety, the Sonata comes standard with a host of driver assistance systems such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist. There’s also High Beam Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Follow Assist and Safety Exit Warning – just to name a few.