Hyundai Canada today announced pricing for the first-ever Sonata N Line. The 2021 N Line variant will be available in just the one trim, and goes on sale this December with a starting price of $37,999 CAD. Note that the regular 2021 Sonata is listed with a starting MSRP of $27,149.
The 2021 Sonata N Line adds N Brand design elements, chassis upgrades and an exclusive Smartstream 2.5L turbo engine based on the 2020 Sonata sedan’s new engine. It will work in conjunction with a new N 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (N DCT). Total output for the newest N Line creation from Hyundai is 290 hp and a maximum 311 lb-ft of torque. This is significantly higher than the base Sonata’s 191 hp squeezed from its 2.5L 4-cylinder unit.
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The powertrain of the Sonata N Line also features something called N Power Shift, which engages when the car accelerates with more than 90 percent throttle demand, mitigating torque reduction by using upshifts to deliver maximum power to the wheels through each gear change. The variant is also optimized to automatically sense driving styles and road conditions to optimize shift points.