Hyundai currently has quite a few performance versions of its models in its lineup. The i30, i30 Sportback and Veloster can all be ordered in N spec, with a 2.0-liter engine producing up to 271 horsepower and several technical and styling upgrades.
The Korean company recently revealed the Venue small crossover at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Naturally, those present at the event asked Hyundai North America CEO Brian Smith whether a Venue N is being considered, and according to Drive, the answer was that “it could be”.
Apart from that, though, Smith also admitted that a Venue N Line is being considered as well. “Would you like that in Australia? N Line was just introduced in Detroit. This is really going to be a vehicle that I think applies to that as well,” he commented.
A possible Venue N Line would look sportier, thanks to a new body kit and a few interior updates compared to lesser versions, though it wouldn’t get a punchier engine or tuned suspension.
Meanwhile, Hyundai has already confirmed that it will launch a Sonata N Line. The range-topping version of the mid-size saloon will debut in 2020 with over 275 horsepower, right after the hybrid that’s also set to launch next year, Smith revealed during the NYC event.