Hyundai Motor India launched its second N Line car in India today, i.e. the Hyundai Venue N Line. The sporty version of the SUV is being offered in two variants – N6 and N8, priced at Rs 12.16 lakh and Rs 13.15 lakh respectively. In contrast, the standard Venue is currently priced between Rs 7.53 lakh and Rs 12.72 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).
It should be noted that the Venue N Line is solely being offered with the 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine that produces 120 PS of max power and 172 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 7-speed DCT. The corresponding S(O) and SX(O) 1.0 turbo petrol DCT variants of the standard Venue (with single-tone colour) are priced at Rs 10.97 lakh and Rs 12.57 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively.
So what exactly does the extra premium gets you? Hyundai actually claims that the Venue N Line features 30+ changes over the standard Venue. For starters, the Venue N Line gets a range of exterior updates including a darker front grille, N Line badging, red highlights, red brake calipers, new 16-inch diamond cut alloys, as well as a twin-tip exhaust.
Inside the cabin, the Venue N Line gets an all-black layout with contrasting red accents, including red stitching on the gear knob, steering, as well as seats. Additional features on offer include rear disc brakes, a dashcam with dual camera, 60+ BlueLink connected features including Home to Car with Alexa and Google Voice assistant, red ambient lighting, and more.
However, there are also some noteworthy changes that makes the Venue N Line a sportier car to drive. Hyundai says that the sporty sub-compact SUV has a 34% tuned suspension damping over the standard version, along with a re-calibrated steering wheel for added weight. Moreover, the exhaust note is also claimed to be throatier than the regular Venue.
Hyundai is offering the Venue N Line with two monotone (Polar White, Shadow Grey) and three dual-tone (Thunder Blue and Black, Polar White and Black, and Shadow Grey and Black) colour options Source