Launched merely weeks ago, the Hyundai VENUE N Line has already carved out a niche for itself in an otherwise rather crowded segment. Much of this is owing to its terrific package of great performance, high stress on safety, segment-first features and a highly practical cabin. Today, we take a good look at these important virtues of the country’s most desirable compact SUV!
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Hyundai VENUE N Line sets a new benchmark with its class-leading performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency! It’s powered by a world-class 1.0-litre Kappa T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine that belts out 120 ponies and 172 torques! The motor is mated to a very slick 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission that brings race-car technology to a sporty SUV good for everyday use. But the performance upgrades don’t end here – there’s also a sportier suspension setup with increased damping force (up by 34%) along with a recalibrated steering. This results in more confidence-inspiring cornering.
In fact, Hyundai has been pretty liberal with the addition of updates that enhance the sportiness quotient of its hot-selling compact SUV. The N Line version even gets a performance exhaust system that not only optimizes the power delivery but even provides the occupants with the sporty aural experience. And the icing on the cake is the updated braking system. The VENUE N Line is the only car in its segment to offer rear disc brakes that provide a strong bite to boost the driver’s confidence.
Based on the comprehensively updated Hyundai VENUE that was launched earlier this year, the N Line version benefits from its robust platform and tough build. In fact, the compact SUV has even bagged a great 4-star rating at the stringent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The good score is the result of the high level of protection that this car provides to adults as well as child occupants in an event of a crash
The sporty new SUV offers many safety features that are usually found only in costlier cars available in the country. Its safety suite 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.
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Undoubtedly, the Hyundai VENUE N Line is high on sportiness as well as safety. However, none of it comes with a compromise on practicality. Instead, the new SUV comes across as one of the most practical models in its price segment. The highly ergonomic cabin can seat up to 5 adults in great comfort. Moreover, its boot space of 350-litre ensures that packing light for road trips becomes a thing of the past. In a fashion typical of Hyundai, the VENUE N Line comes loaded to its gills with features that enhance comfort and convenience for all the occupants.
The driver enjoys electric seat adjustments, while all occupants are sure to love the smart electric sunroof. Meanwhile, the factory-fitted air purifier helps one with pure air even in the notoriously polluted cities of the country. Also, the segment-best Bose audio system is a dream come true for all audiophiles, while the ventilated front seats and the chilled glovebox easily help you beat the heat. Other great highlights include Sounds of Nature, BlueLine connected car technology, first-of-its-kind Dual Dash Cam, red ambient lighting and high-quality N-branded leather upholstery.
Clearly, the Hyundai VENUE N Line comes across as an SUV like none other. It fulfils all the sporty aspirations of a performance junkie while ensuring top-notch safety and comfort for every occupant.