Opinion: the Hyundai Sonata N ‘Night Edition’ is a good-looking car

And you should buy one if you can

Remember when Hyundai was a boring brand with a line-up full of terrible, mediocre hatchbacks? It wasn’t that long ago but things change rapidly in the car world and Hyundai went from terrible to great in a matter of years.

The Palisade is probably my favourite reasonably-priced SUV, the Tucson looks interesting, the Veloster is quirky and then there’s the Sonata. And I think that’s a good-looking car, especially in the all-new Night Edition spec available for the ‘N’ model.

It’s rare, too. Hyundai said only 1,000 Night Edition models will be built for the US. The blacked-out Sonata made its Hollywood debut in in the Paramount Pictures’ action film “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins” and it comes in with a carbon fiber rear lip spoiler (okay, technically that’s carbon-reinforced plastic, but whatever), dark chrome badges on the grille, the center console, the wheel arches and the headrests, and matte black 19-inch alloy wheels with a carbon fiber ‘N’ center cap, in red.

Despite the name, it is actually available in ‘Quartz White’ along with the ‘Phantom Black‘ model you see in the pictures.

And the best part? Pricing starts at $34,750 with a destination charge of $1,025. That’s not too bad.

There’s an SUV plague in the world, and reasonably-priced sedans like the Sonata are the cure.

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Comments (22)

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      3 months ago
  • Is it just me that thinks that the grill looks like this?

      3 months ago
  • I think you need your eyes checked

      3 months ago
  • Jeeze, this looks like a BMW cross AUDI... How the heck is this Hyundai!?!?

      3 months ago
  • For the same price I'd go with the TRD Camry if this is what I was in the market for. I've owned a Camry and a Hyundai in the past albeit an Elantra but the build quality and fit of Toyota is much better. Hyundai is nice but if you plan to have the car beyond a short lease the Toyota will feel like a new car for a much longer period.

      3 months ago