2020 Hyundai Sonata Will Offer N Line Performance Model

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, Automotive Editor - April 17, 2019

It’s more than just an appearance package.

At the 2019 New York International Auto Show, Hyundai announced the 2020 Hyundai Sonata would receive an N Line performance model, according to Autoblog. And it’s more than a revised front fascia and fancy wheels as previously applied.

Details are a bit sketchy at the moment, but it appears Hyundai is continuing to expand its N Line performance brand to include both aesthetic and performance improvements, the latter of which was typically reserved for pure N models. The Korean automaker did this with the Elantra GT N Line, too.

The digital publication spoke with Hyundai’s director of communications Jim Trainor who said the 2020 Hyundai Sonata N Line would produce at least 275 horsepower, or possibly more. Trainor wouldn’t say which engine Hyundai would slip under the hood though Hyundai’s turbocharged 2.0-liter mill would be a good fit.

While 275 horsepower is a vast improvement over the 191-horsepower base 2.5-liter engine, it’s not a massive improvement over the previous 2.0-liter turbocharged Sonata that made 260 horsepower. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata N Line will receive both performance and visual upgrades.

2020 Hyundai Sonata

The Sonata N Line will have plenty of competition. The Honda Accord 2.0T produces 252 horsepower while the Toyota Camry with the optional 3.5-liter V6 makes 305 horsepower. If the Sonata N Line makes considerably more power than the 275 Trainor mentions, then it could give the V6 Toyota a run for its money.

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata N Line will go on sale sometime in 2020.

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Pictured: 2020 Hyundai Sonata

, Automotive Editor

Anthony Alaniz is an award-winning journalist living in southeast Michigan. His professional writing career spans nearly a decade, ranging from writing for the local newspaper to Autoweek and Motor1. When he's not writing about cars, he covers the horror film genre at Modernhorrors.com.

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