The Hyundai Venue has enjoyed significant popularity in the Indian market since its introduction in 2019. It was the pioneering vehicle to incorporate connected car technology. As numerous competitors subsequently entered the Indian market, Hyundai responded by introducing a refreshed version of the vehicle in India. In this article, we will share our initial driving impressions of the Hyundai Venue N Line, which we drove after we had the opportunity to test drive the car.
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Hyundai Venue N Line exterior
Those with a penchant for a sportier aesthetic will undoubtedly appreciate the Hyundai Venue N Line, which exudes a sporty exterior theme. Hyundai, during the car’s facelift for the Indian market, made significant updates to the Venue’s front design. The result is an impressive front-end appearance that outshines many other Hyundai models available in India. Particularly noteworthy is the striking red insert on the front bumper, which adds a dash of flair to the vehicle. Hyundai has masterfully crafted a variant that resonates with the younger generation of Indian car enthusiasts, thanks to these eye-catching red accents that enhance its sporty allure.
Declaring that the Venue lacks an impressive aesthetic would be a far-fetched claim, as its side profile is undeniably striking. The N Line iteration of the Venue boasts alloy wheels adorned with distinctive N Line badging, setting it apart from the regular Venue model. We commend the inclusion of black ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors), as they contribute significantly to the car’s sportier allure. Additionally, the Venue N Line features side beadings enhanced with eye-catching red inserts, elevating its visual appeal well beyond that of the standard version.
One notable change that accompanies the facelift is the redesigned rear taillamp configuration of the vehicle. The crossover’s rear end now showcases connected LED taillamps, which not only maintain their aesthetic appeal but also seamlessly complement the design of the N-Line variant. Further enhancing the overall package are the sportier exhaust enhancements, which amplify the engine’s sound when experienced from the exterior. Additionally, the N-Line badging serves as yet another distinctive feature, making it unmistakably clear that you are beholding the sportier Venue N-Line.
Interior and features of the Hyundai Venue N Line
Hyundai has firmly decided to cater to a wide array of buyers in India by offering numerous variants of the Venue. The crossover interior showcases vibrant red inserts on the dashboard, seats, and gearbox, adding a touch of sporty flair. Another notable inclusion is the N-Line-inspired 3-spoke steering wheel, which we will delve into further in the driving section. During our evaluation, we thoroughly tested features such as the touchscreen and the Bose sound system, and it’s safe to say that we were thoroughly impressed. The Venue’s Bose sound system delivers a brilliant audio experience, while the touchscreen interface exhibits remarkable responsiveness. Additionally, the vehicle boasts convenient features like a remote engine start with the key and integrated connected car technology.
For those who prioritize features, Hyundai cars should be at the top of their list, as this is an aspect that truly shines in their vehicles. When you turn off the Venue, it plays a tune reminiscent of the outro jingles in Hyundai car commercials, adding a delightful touch. We also had the chance to experience the electric seat adjustment feature, which is exclusively available in the N8 variant of the Venue. Furthermore, the Venue now comes equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a standard feature across all turbo variants of the N-Line version. The abundance of features in the Venue N Line is so impressive that it becomes challenging for us to simply enumerate them all, making it easy to fall in love with this vehicle.
Drive experience of the Hyundai Venue N Line
Enthusiasts of driving will undoubtedly develop a deep affection for the 1-liter turbocharged petrol engine in the Venue. With its impressive 118 BHP of power and 172 Nm of torque, these are not just numbers on paper; they translate into an exhilarating real-world driving experience. The Venue N-Line is all about the driver’s connection to the road.
For those seeking speed and excitement, the Venue delivers a feeling of power that’s palpable when you accelerate. Moreover, the 7-speed DCT transmission ensures swift and precise gear shifts, perfectly syncing with your driving intentions. Whether you’re upshifting or downshifting, the Venue’s transmission responds with remarkable agility.
To further enhance the driving experience, paddle shifters are at your fingertips, granting you manual control over gear changes. The inclusion of paddle shifters is a testament to the Venue’s commitment to catering to driving enthusiasts. After all, who doesn’t appreciate the allure of manual control?
Ride and handling of the Hyundai Venue N-Line
Driving enthusiasts seeking a remarkable ride will find the Venue N-line to be a true gem in terms of its handling and overall experience. The suspension has been meticulously tuned to achieve a harmonious balance between ride comfort and handling of the crossover. Even at higher speeds, there is no discernible body roll, ensuring a stable and enjoyable ride.
The Venue N-line further elevates the driving experience with a steering wheel that provides a strong sense of connection to the road. Its exceptional feel and responsive feedback contribute to a heightened driving sensation. When it comes to braking, the Venue N-line performs admirably, delivering seamless responsiveness, especially in urban driving conditions.
FAQs ( Frequently Asked Questions)
Q. Is Hyundai Venue N Line a good car?
Ans. It is definitely a good car for the young generation of buyers looking for technology and performance.
Q. Does Hyundai Venue N Line have a sunroof?
Ans. Yes, but on the N8 Variant and not on the basic variant which is the N6 variant.
Q. What is special in Hyundai Venue N Line?
Ans. It’s driving experience as it gets an N-Line-inspired steering wheel and N-Line-inspired bits like exhaust note and suspension making an addition to a fabulous driving experience.
Q. Which version is best in Hyundai Venue?
Ans. Hyundai Venue has a plethora of variants but we believe that the N-Line variant is best of someone cares more about the driving feel.
Q. What is the NCAP rating of the Venue?
Ans. Bharat NCAP has not yet did crash test so we can’t comment anything about safety of the Venue.
Q. What is the price of the Venue N Line?
Ans. The pricing starts Rs 13. 68 lakhs (on-road, Gurugram) and goes upto Rs 15.81 lakhs (on-road, Gurugram) depending upon the variant and the transmission.