The Venue is an important car for Hyundai, not only in the Indian market but for foreign markets as well. Built as a global car, this little crossover will be going on sale in the American market by the month of November. Turns out the folks at Hyundai have more plans for this little crossover and are considering a sporty, N-Line model of the same. Not to be confused with an all-out N model the i30N, the N-line model of the Venue will feature only cosmetic changes. If offered in India, it sure would be a welcomed addition and will be the perfect complement for the sporty 1-litre petrol engine.
Unveiled at the New York Auto Show as well, the Venue will also be satisfying the demand of compact SUVs in foreign markets as well, where a different set of engine options are on offer. Going by the N-Line treatment given to the larger Tucson SUV, we can expect the Venue N-Line variant to offer sporty elements on the exterior and interior of the car. This would include additions like larger wheels, more aggressive grille design and sporty exhaust tips. On the inside, expect a blacked out theme along with red contrast stitching. The mechanical bits would probably remain unchanged with a tiny possibility of having a stiffer suspension setup.
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With bookings opening on the 2nd of May, the Venue will be offered with three engine options in our country. For those who like a smooth and silent engine, there is a 1.2-litre petrol motor tuned to generate 83 PS, paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. For those who crave a power-packed performance, Hyundai will also offer a 1-litre turbocharged petrol motor, generating 120 PS and can be paired with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission apart from the standard 5-speed manual transmission. Finally, Hyundai will offer a 1.4-litre oil burner motor generating 90 PS and will come paired with a 6-speed stick shift. Competing against the likes of the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport and Mahindra XUV 300, the Venue will be launched on the 21st of May when we will know the prices of the various variants of this upcoming SUV.