Hyundai has finally made its entry in the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment as it unveiled the Venue in India. With the launch and price reveal scheduled to take place only next month, the South Korean maker here presented their latest offering in the Indian market. The Hyundai Venue will lock horns with Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, and Mahindra XUV300 in the Indian market.
Talking about the looks of the Venue, the new sub-4 meter compact SUV’s overall silhouette reminds one of its larger sibling Creta. However, the front and the rear styling of the new sub compact SUV lend it completely different looks. The chrome accented grille at the front and the swapped places of the headlamps and the LED DRLs greet the viewers at the front while at the rear there are LED tail lights and the Hyundai and Venue branding sit at the center of the tail gate.
Coming to the interiors, one finds that the overall look of the dashboard is pretty clean and at the center sits the touchscreen infotainment unit with the AC vents flanking its sides. There are controls mounted on the steering and also is present a fast charge port in the central console. Apart from the interiors, there are a lot of safety features present in the newly revealed Hyundai Venue. These features include ABS, 6 airbags, vehicle stablity control, hill hold, and ISOFIX child seat mounts. As far as the comfort features are concerned, Hyundai has left no stone unturned here as well with the Venue getting electric sunroof, cruise control, air purifier, wireless charging, voice recognition, Arkamys stereo system, rear AC vents, and cornering lamps among other.
The brand had already stated that the connected feature of the SUV will arm it with 33 features out of which 10 are India specific. The BlueLink technology in the Venue offers remote start, headlamp control, AC, windows and horn control. Other features include emergency assist, real time traffic alert, remote car immobilizer, car tracker, and support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
As far as the dimensions of the newly revealed SUV are concerned, the Venue is 3,995 mm long, 1,770 mm wide, 1,590 mm high and the wheelbase measuring 2,500 mm. Now coming to under the hood elements, the South Korean maker is offering a newly developed 1 liter 3 cylinder turbo petrol engine rated to deliver 120 PS and 175 Nm. This new engine comes with segment leading 7-speed twin clutch gearbox and a 6 speed manual. As far as the other engines are concerned, there are two more options with the first one being a 1.2L petrol rated for 82 PS and 114 Nm and mate to 5 speed manual gearbox. The second one is a 1.4L turbo diesel engine rated for 90 PS and 220 Nm and mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox.