Hyundai brought to test “charged” Hyundai Sonata N-LineFebruary 18, 2020
While we already learned that Hyundai will only launch the N-Line Sonata variant, today we have a new set of spy shots directly from South Korea that confirm that they are still preparing a 290-hp sedan.
We clarify that in the world of Hyundai, the N model is the best performance option designed for use on the go, when the N-Line is not so powerful. One of the Hyundai developers said that Sonata N is not known when it appears: “I do not think this will happen in the future; it is not our intention.
Instead, the Sonata N-Line, which will go on sale next fall, will be covered. WE were able to see an early prototype model today during the national test drive of the regular Sonata, still in camouflage. And although we still can not talk about how it moves, Hyundai confirmed some of the characteristics of the car.
The Sonata N-Line will use a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 290 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The engine mates with an eight-speed wet dual-clutch gearbox – the same device that will soon be available on the Veloster N hot hatchback.
This powertrain is exclusive to the Sonata N-Line, at least for the foreseeable future. The photographs also show that the N-Line has a four-circuit exhaust system and has larger 19-inch wheels (the standard car has 18ths). However, the car does not have a limited slip differential or four-wheel drive. Power is transmitted only to the front wheels with active torque vectoring.
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