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One of the best-sounding cars on Indian roads | Hyundai Venue N-Line

The Venue N-Line is a competitive vibe enjoyed by enthusiasts and adored by everyone else

For

Performance , Exhaust note

Against

Stiff Suspension

Interior

All black and red N-Line interiors

Enter the Venue N-Line, and you are greeted with an all-black interior scheme with red N-Line highlights all around the car’s interiors. The red and black theme suits the performance appeal of the vehicle and adds a visual sense of serious casualness associated with racing-themed interiors. There are red highlights on the AC vents, knobs, switches, etc., and the seats with N-Line imprints. The Venue N-Line looks similar yet different from the standard Venue line-up with a black and red theme. Every feature is identical to the Venue 2022, from the 8-inch touch infotainment system with BlueLink, Voice Assistant support, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 4-way adjustable electric adjustments for the driver’s seat, coloured driver’s MID, wireless charger, USB A and C ports, electric sunroof and all the goodies of the Venue line-up. 

Adding flair to the overall interior design and sportiness is a new N-Line gear selector with matching black leatherette and red elements and nicely designed metal pedals. A significant change is perceived with an N-Line three-spoke steering wheel which feels comparatively sleek, mean, lightweight, functional and finished in gloss black with sizeable black paddle shifters. Hyundai adds red ambient lighting acting as a cherry on a well-baked cake. What is surprising is the absence of ventilated seats, but as performance demands weight reduction, maybe it was a calculated move. Compared to a regular Venue with ventilated seats, the power-to-weight ratio must be impressive. Another standard feature for the N-Line is the inclusion of a 1080p 30fps dash camera with front and rear cameras mounted beside the auto-dimming IRVM.



TopGear Magazine Jan 2023