Hyundai India has introduced the all-new Venue, the company’s first sub-4m compact SUV to join its growing product lineup, in the Indian market. Starting at a lucrative price tag of INR 6.5 Lakhs, the Venue is packed with a host of premium driver safety and convenience technologies and will be the most affordable Hyundai compact SUV, and joins its larger siblings including the Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe in the Indian market.
Available in three engine configurations, the Venue is also equipped with many first and best-in-segment connectivity features. It will be available in 4 major trims with multiple powertrains. The introductory prices for the Venue are listed below.
Hyundai’s naming theme for SUVs has typically been a city or place. Hyundai says the Venue’s name references a ‘place’ people want to be seen in. The vehicle embodies the characteristics of ‘the place to be,’ while reaching the final desired destination, wherever that may be.
The all-new offering marks the Korean car maker’s entry in the subcompact SUV space and will compete against the likes of the Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, TATA Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 among others.
The Hyundai Venue is inspired heavily from the automaker’s bigger offerings in terms of design including the Santa Fe and the Palisade. The massive cascading grille takes prominence up front with the chrome mesh grille, while the split headlamps look in place and come with projector lens on the top variants.
The Compact SUV gets accentuated wheel arches that not only make the offering look wider but give it a rugged appearance as well, while the rear sports boxy LED taillights that look smart. The Venue also comes with projector fog lamps.
The Venue measures 3995mm in length, 1770mm in width and 1590mm in height, while the wheelbase is 2500mm. In terms of dimensions, the new Venue measures 3995 mm in length, 1770 mm in width, and 1590 mm in height. The wheelbase measures at 2500 mm. The suspension duties are carried out by a McPherson Strut with coil spring at the front and a Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with coil spring at the rear.
The interiors of the Venue will welcome you with three interior colour themes- Black single tone, Khaki dual tone and Denim dual tone, in a combination of leatherette and fabric upholstery. The inside also sports a high gloss finish on centre fascia, gear knob, AC and audio knobs. The door handles are metal finished. There is an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display at the centre which is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The SUV also gets wireless charging, air purifier, HD Display screen, eco-coating, Arkamys Sound, wheel air curtains and more.
The Venue also gets a host of segment first features including wireless charging, air purifier, HD Display screen, eco-coating, Arkamys Sound, wheel air curtains and more. In fact, the SUV comes with Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity tech that makes the Venue India’s first connected SUV and adds 33 new features, 10 of which are India specific. The company has tied up with service provider Vodafone-Idea for the new system and brings features like auto crash notification, panic notification, SOS/Emergency Assistance, stolen vehicle tracking with immobilisation (only on the 1.0-litre version) and more.
Under the hood, Hyundai Venue is powered by three engines; two petrol and one diesel. There is a 1.2-litre petrol variant that gives out 83hp and 115Nm of torque and is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Similarly, the other unit is a new turbocharged 1-litre Kappa petrol engine that generates 118 bhp of power and 172 Nm of torque. It is paired with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission in addition to a 6-speed manual transmission. Lastly, the 1.4-litre diesel churns out 89 bhp of power and 220 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The ARAI certified fuel efficiency figures are Best-in-segment 18.27 and 18.15 kmpl for the 1-litre, 17.52 kmpl for the 1.2-litre petrol and 23.70 kmpl for the 1.4-litre diesel.
The Venue gets several active and passive safety features for a stress-free driving. Standard safety features include Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX, Seatbelt Reminder, Rear Parking Sensors and Speed Sensing Auto door lock and Crash sensing Auto Door Unlock.
Similarly, variant-specific features include 6 Airbags in the top variant, Hill Assist Control, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Auto Headlamps with Escort Function, Cornering Lamps, Rear Camera with Rear Parking Sensors and Power window with auto up/down.
The Venue will be available in 7 exterior colours including 3 new colours – Denim Blue, Lava Orange and Deep Forest and 3 Dual Tone colours. In India, the Venue will come with a 3-year/unlimited km warranty as standard.