Hyundai has ripped the covers off the N Line version its new Sonata, revealing more aggressive styling in a bid to steal attention away from Toyota and Mazda in the mid-size sedan segment.
The N Line flagship is expected to land in Australian showrooms later this year as the flagship of the eighth-generation Sonata line-up, which will likely skew upmarket given family car preferences switching from sedan to SUV.
Exact details on the sporty N Line are yet to be revealed, but rumours point to an all-new 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine pushing out over 200kW.
For reference, the standard Sonata is powered by a 132kW/232Nm 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which is hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission.
A road-hugging bodykit, 19-inch wheels and quad exhaust tips are also equipped to overseas versions of the Sonata N Line, while bespoke badging can also be found on the grille.
Inside, the N Line is fitted with dark chrome trim, and red-stitch highlights on the steering wheel and sports seats.