We're looking at one of two major bumper designs, and it's quite aggressively shaped, with a black mesh for the three grilles and side vents. With large exhaust and a black diffuser, the back matches it. Right now, the engine choices are offered, though they don't match the crazy styling.
The 1.6-liter turbo will deliver 180-hp and 195 lb-ft (264 Nm) of torque, while the 2.5-liter promises 191 hp and 181 lb-ft (245 Nm) of torque. A bit after sales start this October, Hyundai will also introduce a hybrid model, though a PHEV is also likely.
But the Sonata N has also been officially confirmed for a launch in 2020. It's going to have over 275 horsepower, according to a statement by CEO Brian Smith at the New York Auto Show. This confirms our report from December 2018, which also claimed a Sonata Wagon was going to replace the i40 in Europe.
We know quite a few midsize sedans with powerful turbo engines. However, almost none of them have sporty ambitions, though Volkswagen should launch the Arteon R. While the 275+ horsepower could be extracted from the 2-liter turbo of the Veloster N, it's also possible we're dealing with something new. Hyundai is working on the Theta-3 2.5-liter turbo, which will be adopted by various Genesis models and produce around 300 horsepower.