At the New York motor show, Hyundai revealed it’s powerful turbocharged Hyundai Sonata N Line based on the eighth-generation of the family sedan.
Confirmed for the Australian market, the Korean car-maker has announced the flagship Hyundai Sonata N Line will be powered by an all-new turbo petrol that will produce more than 200kW.
The Sonata N line will be produced alongside with the standard Hyundai Sonata that, in Australia, comes powered by a naturally aspirated 142kW 2.5-litre four-cylinder.
Originally, it was thought a faster Sonata might get the same 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder that lives under the bonnet of the current i30 N, but a Hyundai insider has confirmed that the Sonata N Line will get an engine that’s currently not available in any other model.
There’s also no word on whether or not the car-maker plans to introduce a full-blown Sonata N version that’s could be all-wheel drive, thanks to its all-new platform.
A safe bet is that the Sonata N Line will bag an all-new turbocharged version of the car-maker’s next-generation ‘Smartstream’ engine that could be combined with the car-maker’s rapid-shifting eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
As well as a more powerful engine the Sonata N Line will also get a sportier chassis tune that will benefit from local tuning.
Potentially accompanying the Sonata N Line, Hyundai’s North America COO also refused to rule out the prospect of a sportier version of the small Venue SUV.
“I think this ‘N Line’ applies to that ‘Venue’ as well. I think the next one will be Sonata but you’re going to see more across the line-up.”
If given the green light for production the little Venue N Line is expected to swap its naturally aspirated ‘Smartstream’ 1.6-litre for the more powerful turbocharged 1.6 T-GDI engine that could boost power to around 135kW.
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