Hyundai is continuing to ride a performance wave, confirming a hotter version of its new Sonata sedan is on the way.
Dubbed the Sonata N-Line (potentially leaving room for a harder, more focused N version), the sporty version of the eighth-generation sedan has been locked-in for Australia.
Thankfully, Hyundai isn’t leaving the sporty adjustments to just the design department, with the Sonata N-Line set to debut an all-new turbo-petrol engine that is expected to make more than 200kW.
For reference, the Hyundai i30 N’s turbo four-cylinder puts 202kW/353Nm through the front treads.
The Sonata N-Line will also be treated to a sporty suspension tune, and if Hyundai’s previous form is anything to go by, an Australian-specific set-up will be used.
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Set to be the flagship of the range, the Sonata N-Line isn’t expected to arrive in Australia until 2021, following the rest of the range which is due to land later this year.
The rest of the Sonata range will be powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine, producing 142kW/251Nm, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai is using the Sonata to also debut new tech known as Digital Key, which is intended to replace the traditional key.
Owners will be able to unlock and start the car using their phones, instead of with a physical fob, and share the digital key with others.