Hyundai Motors today unveiled the compact SUV, the Venue simultaneously across multiple events in India and in the USA. The Venue is a global model that will be produced across multiple plants across the world. In India, the SUV will rival the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV 300, Vitara Brezza and the Ford Ecosport. Hyundai will announce the prices of the Venue on May 21st. Though not official, some of the dealers have started to accept the bookings for the Venue.
Exterior, Features and more
The Hyundai Venue will be the first vehicle in India to bear the new design philosophy seen on the Hyundai Palisade. The Venue offers the Blue Link technology suite that has 33 connectivity features. In terms of design, the Venue looks like a scaled-down version of the Creta. Though smaller in size, the design looks bold, especially with the chrome mesh grille and the Hyundai Logo at the front. The split headlamp setup with sharp looking DRLs adds up to the aggressive face. The skid plates on the front and back are done in silver and it adds to the looks of the car.
The Venue has also got cladding all around and the wheel arches are muscular, filled in by 16-inch wheels. There is not much drama around at the rear and features a simple yet elegant squared-off tail lamps and fog lamps. It looks classy though! Moving on the inside, there are all black interiors with silver accents on the AC Vents, Door handles and the steering wheel. You get an electric sunroof too! Other tech stuff includes a wireless charger, Air Purifier, Cruise control, Voice recognition and then some more. Safety pack includes 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Stability Program, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill Assist, and Brake Assist Control.
Engine, Transmission, and Pricing
Engine options include 1.2-liter petrol churning 83 bhp and a 90 bhp, 1.4-liter diesel motor. These are to be 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. Prices will be announced on 21st May and with all the tech and features, expect the Venue to be priced at the top side of the spectrum, more in line with the XUV 300 and Ecosport.