Hyundai Sonata N Line Breaks Cover

The sporty looking Hyundai sedan adds some spice to the Sonata range. 

Hyundai has just unveiled the Sonata N Line to the world. Arriving in 2021, this is the first look into the automaker’s latest addition into its sporty N Line sub-brand. 

Much like what the M Sport package is to BMW and the AMG Line trim is to Mercedes, Hyundai’s N Line trim level is the sporty appearance package for your South Korean sedan. A sporty aesthetic it may be, but don’t hold out for much in terms of increased performance out of the Sonata N Line. 

Credit where it is due though, this N Line Sonata does tick all the right boxes for a sporty looking sedan. Starting from what is already an attractive design in the form of the latest Sonata, the N Line package adds a more imposing front end design with three small air intakes centrally located on the redesigned front bumper. An N Line badge on the signature cascading front grille is also present. 

Round the side of the Sonata N Line will be 19 inch alloy wheels and more pronounced side skirts, in keeping with Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design identity. The rear end meanwhile is probably the most distinct departure from the normal Sonata. As the N-Line features not only quad exhaust pipes housed within a black N Line rear diffuser, but also an integrated black rear spoiler too. 

The N Line touches continue on the interior with dark chrome trim, red stitching on the steering wheel and red piping on the N-badged seats. Thus bringing the performance design from the outside into the cabin. There is even an N emblem on the base of the steering wheel as a reminder of this Sonata N Line’s sporty aesthetic. Elsewhere however, the Sonata interior remains the same. 

For those who are actually looking for a proper sports sedan with a South Korean origin, the Kia Stinger GT is perhaps your best bet. Seeing how well the M Sport, AMG Line and S-Line variants are selling for the Germans though, Hyundai may be on to something with this new Sonata N Line. The tougher question to answer will be whether any variant of this new Sonata will ever make it to Malaysia or not. 

PRESS RELEASE: Hyundai Motor Company today revealed the racy design of its highly anticipated 2021 Sonata N Line, promising a pulse-quickening experience in the hottest-looking sedan on the road today.

The new Sonata N Line expands Hyundai’s midsize sedan lineup following the launch of Sonata and Sonata Hybrid in 2019. N Line provides an attractive entry point to N Brand and gives the new Sonata nameplate a high-performance look, broadening its appeal.

“The 2021 Sonata N Line will attract more customers to both the rock solid Sonata lineup and our increasingly popular N Line sub-brand. Sonata N Line will appeal to customers who desire sporty styling in a sedan package,” said SangYup Lee, Head of the Hyundai Global Design Center.

Based on Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design identity, Sonata N Line’s exterior styling looks bold and athletic. Sonata’s N Line design elements are evident throughout, starting with the signature cascading grille, bold front fascia, three air intakes and N Line badging.

Sonata N Line’s side skirts and 19-inch alloy wheels provide an aggressive stance that suggests that fun is just around the corner—any corner. The dynamic side styling carries over to the taut rear end where a sleek black lower bumper, dual twin exhausts and N Line rear diffuser amplify the sport sedan’s ready and willing attitude.

The interior design reinforces the dynamic feeling of the exterior with a high-tech flair that makes the inside of Sonata N Line every bit as dashing as the exterior. Dark chrome trim, signature N Line red stitching on the steering wheel and sport seats complete the performance-inspired interior and exterior design.

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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