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2022 Hyundai Venue N Line overview: Sporting spirit | Autocar India

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Scorching on the heels of its latest facelift, the Venue compact SUV will get the sporty N Line therapy.

Following the footsteps of the i20 N Line, Hyundai has launched the ‘N Line’ therapy on its compact SUV, the Venue. With the facelift launched not too way back, the Venue acquired important adjustments to the outside and inside. Nevertheless, with the N Line, Hyundai goals to up the compact SUV’s fun-to-drive quotient. Have they succeeded? 

2022 Hyundai Venue N Line: engine, gearbox and efficiency

Simply as on the i20 N Line, there was no change to the powertrain, however the Venue N Line is out there with solely the turbo-petrol engine and the DCT gearbox, which makes 120hp and 172Nm. So it’s fast, however sadly there’s no handbook and even an iMT just like the i20 N Line which ups driver engagement. Making amends although are paddle shifters for the 7-speed DCT gearbox, and you’ll wish to make full use of them because the gearbox is not essentially the most responsive when left by itself.

The 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine has remained unchanged from the usual Venue.

The shifts, whereas easy, are delayed, and also you typically end up ready for the appropriate gear, particularly throughout downshifts. So the paddle shifters are a saving grace and maintain you engaged as properly, which is the entire level of an N Line.

Engine refinement ranges are good, the facility supply is linear, and similar to the usual model, the N Line too will get drive modes that change the general response of the powertrain, with ‘Sport’ being essentially the most keen of the lot.

The Venue will get N Line badges on the grille, boot and entrance fenders.

As we’ve seen with the i20, preserving with the N Line theme, the exhaust does have a raspy tone, however as you achieve velocity, you’ll be left wanting extra. It received’t be stunning to see some homeowners flocking to aftermarket retailers and web sites to amplify the burble from the dual chrome pipes.

2022 Hyundai Venue N Line: experience and dealing with

So whereas the engine stays unchanged, the suspension has been tweaked for extra stiffness and higher cornering. To cite numbers, it will get 34 p.c extra damping drive, which makes it higher round a set of twisties, however that does take a toll on the experience high quality at low speeds. The sharp and hard-edged bumps at metropolis speeds are felt contained in the cabin, however stability at triple digit speeds has improved.

The stiffened suspension aids cornering capabilities of the Venue N Line.

On lengthy winding corners, the automotive does really feel planted and physique roll has lowered as properly. Not that it’s distinguished on the usual automotive, however on a spirited drive, the N Line will really feel extra surefooted.
The steering, nevertheless, isn’t very participating and though the load could be altered by means of the drive modes, it nonetheless would not really feel constant or feelsome. In Sport, there may be some heft, however no suggestions. What does assist are the brakes, because the Venue N Line will get discs on the rear. The braking in consequence is noticeably higher than the usual Venue and the chew is robust, and the pedal really feel is pure too.

2022 Hyundai Venue N Line: exterior design updates

On the surface, it will get the standard therapy of pink and black with loads of N Line badges. White may not be the best selection if you wish to present its ‘N’ credentials, so the Thunder Blue is a greater wager right here. Nevertheless, the pink highlights are somewhat straightforward to note on the white automotive. The entrance bumper will get a chunky strip on the backside with ‘N Line’ badges on the grille.

The exhaust has a raspy notice however leaves you wanting for extra as you achieve velocity.

Over to the aspect, it will get pink inserts over the fenders, roof rails and below the doorways, and whereas the wheel measurement hasn’t modified, the design is totally different. On the rear, there may be extra pink on the bumper, however what steals the present listed below are the dual chrome exhaust ideas. It isn’t a significant distinction general, and we might have preferred some extra differentiating bits. Nonetheless, if you would like a bit extra pop, the N Line does supply that.

2022 Hyundai Venue N Line: inside and have updates

Inside, as you’d anticipate, house stays the identical, which is not nice on the rear, however affords a two-step recline for the again relaxation. Boot house stands at 350 litres.

The brand new three-spoke steering wheel feels higher to carry and has a sporty attraction too.

Trim-wise, you get an all-black inside with mixture of pink. There may be pink across the knobs, on AC vents, and even the piping of the seats. There may be pink ambient lighting too and it will get an N-badged gear shifter as properly. What is correctly new on the Venue N Line is the three-spoke steering. It does really feel higher to carry and has the sporty attraction too. The paddle shifters have been blacked out as properly, and the digital cluster is just like the usual Venue.

The speaking level although with the options is the inclusion of a dash-cam that information footage of each the within and out of doors. It’s a full HD set-up at 30fps, information as quickly because the automotive is switched on and saves it on an SD card; as well as, it’s also possible to set it to report whereas the automotive is parked. This can be a very helpful characteristic and it is good to see it constructed into the automotive, as in a mishap, and even to show you didn’t leap a visitors mild, this footage is essential.

Two-way sprint cam can report even whereas automotive is off.

Different options embody steel pedals particular to the N Line, and oddly, the air air purifier appears to have been eliminated. Nonetheless, you get the standard equipment like a sunroof, wi-fi charging, 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, BlueLink connectivity and for the rear passengers, two-step recline on the highest N8 variant. The cheaper N6, nevertheless, does miss out on lots of options just like the two-step reclining rear seat, electrochromic mirror with SOS swap, aspect and curtain airbags, dash-cam, powered drivers seat, BlueLink connectivity with Alexa and Google assist, 60:40 cut up seats and a rear armrest.

2022 Hyundai Venue N Line: worth and verdict

The Venue N Line is priced between Rs 12.16 lakh-13.15 lakh. Spec-to-spec, the N6 prices Rs 1.19 lakh greater than the S(O), and the N8 is Rs 58,000 costlier than the top-end SX(O). So it does value a good bit extra, however has the N Line upped driving pleasure? We’d say sure; whereas slightly extra energy would have been good, the N Line is extra targeted and fascinating to drive. The suspension retune has made it extra agile round corners and the addition of rear disc brakes has improved the braking and management considerably.

The entrance bumper has otherwise formed air vents when in comparison with the usual Venue.

And, after all, there’s the raspy exhaust notice, which, although a bit muted for our liking, does add some aural drama to the drive expertise. After which there’s the dash-cam and the additional sporty trim. All in all, the Venue N Line is an attention-grabbing choice to these in search of a extra thrilling drive.

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