It’s no secret that a facelift for the Hyundai Venue has been in development for a few months now. We've seen the SUV being tested multiple times in South Korea, and recently we saw a test mule in India as well.
However, Hyundai has now also begun testing the sportier Venue N-Line variant in India, that will be based on the upcoming Venue facelift, indicating its imminent launch.
- Venue N-Line to get refreshed front and rear styling
- Will also feature cosmetic changes on the interior
- Likely to be powered by the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine
2022 Hyundai Venue N-Line: what do we know?
Much like the Hyundai i20 N-line available in India, the Venue N-Line is going to have a number of cosmetic updates that will help differentiate it from the standard model. Among the changes will be an N-Line badging on the front fender, new front and rear bumpers with red accents on their lower sections, red inserts on the roof rails, a new alloy wheel design and a dual-tip exhaust pipe.
Some design changes from the upcoming Venue facelift will also be carried over to the N-Line model, such as the new front-end styling with the ‘Parametric’ grille design (similar to the new Tucson), revised headlights and sleeker tail-lights.
On the inside, we expect the Venue N-Line to carry forward the same design and layout as the current model, but it will likely sport an all-black interior theme with red accents and ‘N’ logos dotted around the cabin, just like on other N-Line models. The equipment levels are also expected to improve with the arrival of the Venue facelift, though we’ll have more details closer to its launch.
2022 Hyundai Venue facelift: powertrains
Mechanically, the Hyundai Venue N-Line, is expected to come equipped with the same 120hp, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, as in the India-spec i20 N-Line. Gearbox options will include a 7-speed DCT automatic and a 6-speed iMT unit.
We should mention, however, that the standard Venue facelift is also slated to continue using its 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and the 1.5-litre diesel currently available on the compact SUV.
2022 Hyundai Venue facelift: expected launch timeline and rivals
Hyundai is expected to launch the new Venue N-Line in our market sometime in the coming months, shortly after the introduction of the Venue facelift. In terms of rivals, the Venue N-Line will face off against its compact-SUV rivals, which includes the Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.