Launched recently, the Hyundai Venue N Line has been quick to establish itself as a one-of-a-kind offering that carries all the traits of a typical SUV along with sporting abilities synonymous with thoroughbred performance cars. Here’s exactly why the new Hyundai Venue N Line is India’s sportiest SUV –
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Sporty Outside, Functional Inside!
Based on the rather comprehensive facelift that went on sale earlier this year, the Venue N Line carries forward several modern styling elements of the latest iteration of the Venue. That said, a sporty flavour has been imparted to the aesthetics to create the hottest-looking iteration of the compact SUV we’ve ever known. The front-end, for instance, continues to feature the premium parametric grille and the stylish hood-level DRLs. However, the carefully placed N Line logo on the dark chrome grille, together with the new sporty bumper with red inserts on the skid plate, gives the façade a dynamic appearance.
The biggest highlight of the side profile has to be the new set of R16 Diamond Cut alloy wheels that carry the N branding. The red painted brake callipers and the new roof rails with red highlights help the SUV become instantly recognizable. The sporty add-ons continue to the rear, with the tailgate featuring a bold spoiler. Even the rear bumper is new and features red inserts on its skid plates. Our favourite bit, though, is the twin-tip muffler that adds some more character to the bold design. Further enhancing the visual appeal of the new model are the 3 dual-tone colour options – Thunder blue with Phantom black roof, Polar White with Phantom black roof and Shadow Grey with Phantom black roof.
Truly, the new Hyundai Venue N Line looks special from every angle you look at it. But behind that sporty exterior is a cabin that has been designed to suit an enthusiastic driver to the T while keeping other occupants in comfort and luxury. The all-black cabin with red stitching on the leather upholstery exudes luxury and sportiness bundled into one. At the same time, the new 3-spoke leather steering wheel together with the leather gear knob and the metal sports pedals enhance the ergonomics. Moreover, the red ambient lighting and dark chrome finish on the door handles add some more premiumness to the ambience.
Most Feature-loaded SUV Across Many Segments
Hyundai Motor India is not new to equipping its vehicles with several segment-first and segment-best features. With the Venue N-Line, though, it has even managed to outdo itself! Based on the top-spec facelift, the N Line version gets all the bells and whistles of the donor model. These include segment-firsts like the electric driver’s seat, smart electric sunroof, air purifier, chilled glove compartment, fully-digital speedo cluster, Bose audio system, BlueLink connected car technology, Sounds of Nature, ventilated front seats and more.
But the list of goodies doesn’t end here as the new SUV gets some features over and above the already feature-packed SX(O) trim of the regular Venue. The additional equipment includes a first-of-its-kind Dual Dash Came that records the exterior as well as the interior of the vehicle simultaneously, red ambient lighting on the dashboard, and high-quality N-branded leather seats that hold you firmly in place even under hard cornering.
Power-packed Performance with High Focus on Safety
The Hyundai Venue N Line is powered by a 1.0-litre Kappa Turbo GDI petrol motor that has received several accolades for its great performance without compromising efficiency. The powerful turbocharged engine offers a maximum power of 120 PS at 6,000 RPM and a peak torque of 172 Nm at 1,500-4,000 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) that offers lightning-quick gearshifts and minimal transmission losses. To complement the powerful engine, the Venue N Line has been given a revised suspension that helps you put down all that power to the tarmac. The damping force has been increased by 34% and even the steering has been re-calibrated for quicker response and higher feedback. What’s more, the SUV even features a factory-fitted sports exhaust that not just optimizes the power delivery but even captivates with the sporty aural experience on offer.
Finally, the new N Line model becomes the only car in its segment to come equipped with rear disc brakes to help you effortlessly haul down the SUV from high speeds. That said, the increased focus on safety doesn’t end here. The new model even carries many other safety features to keep you and yours secured as you munch miles in the new SUV. The safety kit comprises Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), 6 airbags, rear parking sensors with camera, ISOFIX child seat anchorage, Headlamp Escort Function, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, ABS with EBD and more.
Clearly, the distinct styling package, the performance-boosting bits and many segment-first features make the second N Line model from Hyundai Motor India the hottest new SUV around.