The Venue is the next big launch happening for Hyundai and is slated to happen on May 21st. However, ahead of the official launch, the base variant of the Venue has been caught undisguised. It gives a fair idea of what the base variant gets us for our money. The base variant gives up on various features in comparison to the top of the line variants to stay competitive in terms of pricing.
The base variant misses out on LED DRLs, projector headlamps, and fog lamps. Chrome eyebrows take the place of the LED DRLs. It also misses out on the ORVM mounted turn indicators and gets them on the fenders instead. The base variant gets steel wheels with wheel covers. We are not able to make a comment on the interior of the base variant at this time though. Watch the video below!
Venue’s BlueLink Technology
The Venue will come with an eSIM which will be the heart of the BlueLink connectivity features. The 33 connectivity features spread across 7 categories include Alert Services, Safety Services, Security Services, Remote accessibility, Vehicle Relationship Management, Alert Services, and Artificial Intelligence. 10 of these 33 features will be India Specific. The Voice recognition feature will pick up the Indian Accent of English and will get better the more you use it.
Hyundai is currently training a team of BlueLink specialists, who will in turn train about 10,000 sales consultants all over the country. The specialists will be able to handle any query relating to BlueLink Technology. Hyundai will also install the BlueLink simulation app across dealerships to help customers get a hands-on feel of the technology.
Engine, Transmission, and Pricing
Engine options include 1.2-liter petrol churning 83 bhp and a 90 bhp, 1.4-liter diesel motor, paired with a 6 speed MT or an Auto box. There is also an enthusiast-friendly 1.0 Liter turbo petrol with 120 horses, paired with a 7-speed DCT. Expect the Venue to be priced at the top of the spectrum, more in line with the XUV 300 and Ecosport.
Video, courtesy of BMC HD Videos