Hyundai India has christened its upcoming compact SUV, codenamed QXi, as Venue. According to Hyundai, the upcoming compact SUV will symbolize a 3rd space which is trendy, unique, stylish and connected. As reported, the Hyundai Venue will be unveiled on April 17 in India and at the New York Motor Show simultaneously. The model will launch in mid-May 2019 in the Indian market.
In brief, this upcoming compact SUV will be positioned below the Creta and will rival the likes of Tata Nexon, Suzuki Brezza, Ford EcoSport, and the Mahindra XUV300. The Venue gets its styling inspired by the Kona and the new Tucson. On the inside, like other Hyundai cars, one can expect an excellent fit and finish, and a plethora of features. The QXi is also rumored to be equipped with a segment-first ventilated seats. Features like a sunroof, climate control CarPlay and Android Auto too will be made a part of the equipment list.
The compact SUV will be available in India with three engine-gearbox options – a 100 bhp 1.4-litre petrol, a 90 bhp 1.4-litre diesel and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol. While the first two will come with 6-speed manual transmissions, the latter will be available with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The QXi AT will be the only dual-clutch option in the compact SUV segment.