YouTubers often deploy the method of drag race to compare the performances and capabilities of two vehicles.
In this video, a drag race competition has been organised between a Hyundai i20 N Line and a Venue N Line. For the uninitiated, the N Line represents the performance division of the Korean carmaker which develops slightly sportier versions of regular products. We must mention here that N Line is different from the N division which is the hardcore performance department of Hyundai. In India, we have the N Line versions of the i20 premium hatchback, as well as the Venue compact SUV. Let us take a look at how these two compete against each other despite having a similar powertrain.
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Hyundai i20 N Line vs Venue N Line Drag Race
This video has been uploaded by Team Car Delight on YouTube. It captures the two performance products from the second-largest car maker in the country. Although these two feature the same engine and transmission, these have been calibrated according to the body types. i20 is a premium hatchback while the Venue is a compact SUV. In the first round, Venue takes the lead and stays ahead throughout the course of the race. i20 is quick and tries to catch up but loses by a tiny margin.
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However, the subsequent rounds were quite interesting. To maintain the reproducibility and consistency of the results, the team decided to swap the drivers for the next rounds. All the other parameters remained the same. Interestingly, on these occasions, the i20 emerged victorious. Still, the gap between the two was not too large. That is a testament to the well-engineered calibration of these two vehicles. All in all, the YouTuber adjudges the i20 as the winner because of the way it handles and feels. Naturally, its default body type lends better to enthusiastic and spirited driving.
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Both these sporty cars come powered by a 1.0-litre turbo petrol GDI engine which develops 120 PS and 172 Nm of peak power and torque. The i20 has the option of either an iMT (clutch-less manual) or a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. On the other hand, Venue only gets the option of a sporty 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. The i20 N Line ranges between Rs 10.19 lakh and Rs 12.31 lakh, ex-showroom. On the contrary, the prices of Venue and N Line start at Rs 12.67 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 13.81 lakh, ex-showroom.
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