After yesterday we revealed the very first official picture of Hyundai’s high-performance Sonata N-Line variant taken from a video that appeared online for a few minutes and then removed, today we have got access to that video so we can show you the Sonata N Line in detail ahead official debut. Hit the jump for the full gallery.
What we know so far?
The domestic combined fuel efficiency of the Sonata N Line is 11.1 km/l (26MPG US or 9 liters/100km). The Sonata N-Line powertrain is a combination of a SmartStream 2.5 T-GDi engine and an 8-speed DCT transmission. It is a powertrain with improved performance and efficiency, and unlike the Genesis G80 and GV80 FR T-GDi engines, the engine is placed horizontally.
The maximum output is 290 hp at 5800 rpm, and the maximum torque is 43.0 kgm at 1650-4000 rpm. The Genesis G80 2.5T has a peak output of 304 horsepower, which is 14 horsepower higher than the Sonata N-Line. It is the same engine with the same maximum peak generation, maximum torque, and maximum torque timing.
The G80 2.5T 2WD’s tolerance weight is 1785kg, and the Sonata N-Line is 1545kg, so a difference in power performance is expected due to the less weight. In particular, the Sonata N-Line is provided with an 8-speed wet DCT transmission. Fast shifting and downshifting rev matching will increase driving fun.
A dedicated spring, a reinforced suspension with a dedicated damper, a dedicated bushing and a reinforced brake are provided. In addition, the Sonata N Line will have Sports + mode and launch control will be added.
In terms of design, based on the Sonata Sport (also known as Sonata Sensuous in South Korea), a dedicated grill and bumper, dual muffler tip, N-line badge, 19-inch wheel, semi-bucket seat, and red stitching are applied to the exterior. The domestic launch of the Hyundai Sonata N-line will be released in the third quarter, but after passed the certification, the official released should happen soon.
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