“Sonata N Line’s turbocharged engine is up to the task of delivering big fun and the new gearbox provides a direct connection and instant shifts,” said Jeong. “To make the Sonata N Line drive sportier, we’ve lowered the car and honed the suspension. We’ve also added a rack-mounted power steering system with a quick ratio to increase responsiveness.”
Driver-oriented features, such as paddle shifters and Drive Mode Selector system, enable a racing-inspired experience behind the wheel. The digital instrument display changes when switched through driving modes, which include Normal, Sport, Sport +, and Custom. In addition to changing the cluster, toggling through them alters the steering weight and the speed and strategy of the transmission’s shifts.
N Line’s performance is ably assisted by an array of standard driver assistance and safety technologies, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Follow Assist and Advanced Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go. Also available are Highway Driving Assist, Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist and Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist.