Hyundai is ready with their bold new compact SUV offering: Venue
As India’s first connected SUV, the Hyundai Venue is bound to bring about a revolution in its segment. Touted to hit markets at the end of May, the only thing that is compact about this vehicle is its size. However, it does come with an enormous feature list.
Hyundai’s Venue boasts a modern design mixed with quintessential SUV flair. You’ve got a bold grille up front with a 3D mesh-style motif, sleek LED DRLS, flanked wheel arches and a very European treatment to the rear which is enhanced by those stunning taillights that look even better at night. It also has a very proportionate look to it that carries a sporty aura.
The manufacturer has clearly spent a lot of time crafting the cabin of the car as the materials used are top notch and carry a nice premium feel. The rear seats are scooped out to give you a nice cocooned fit as well as improve seating space and you also get a decent amount of boot space that can carry enough for a nice weekend getaway.
Connected and how!
One of the highlights with the new SUV is the sheer amount of connected features it offers—33 to be exact. Out of these, 10 are India-specific features that improve safety as well as overall vehicle ownership and convenience. With a tamper-proof device in-built with an eSIM provided by Vodafone, Hyundai’s Blue Link system includes advanced features such as remote start/stop, remote air-conditioning control, vehicle immobilisation, vehicle tracking, SOS Alert, auto crash notification and push maps with real-time traffic updates.
This automobile is offered with a choice of three engines. The 1.0-litre GDI turbo petrol engine delivers 120 PS of power and 174 NM of torque. It is available with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission which is quite the highlight for this segment of vehicle. The 1.2-litre petrol engine on offer delivers 83 PS of power and 117 Nm of torque. It is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission for those who are a little more price conscious. For those who love diesel vehicles, the carmaker is offering the Venue with a 1.4-litre unit that delivers 90 PS of power and 224 Nm of torque. This is available with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Hyundai Venue is expected to be priced in the `8-12 lakh range depending on the variant.